Just 15 minutes walk from Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum is another Edwardian-style construction sitting quietly on the junction between Caine Road and Ladder Street.

What started as a pathological institute built to combat the bubonic plague dating back to 1905 has turned into a monument now open to the public as the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences.

On the left side by the entrance, you can find a tucked-away staircase leading to a basement that showcases some more disturbing scenes – an empty surgery table; a range of dentistry equipment; and a sealed operating room for anatomy.

There is much more of this in the museum that will make you walk away with a heavy heart.

2 Caine Lane, Mid-Levels, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
2549 5123