URBEX – The Tsing Yi Paint Factory Where Nature is Winning

Tsing Yi Paint Factory 太古漆廠 sits glumly on the northwest side of Hong Kong.

A team from HK URBEX explored the derelict site earlier this month.

They say “Like dead skin, walls blemished in blood-resembling tones are scattered throughout the structure alongside decrepit Escher-style staircases. Barely a skeleton of what it once was, the network of pillars, supports and staircases that encase the two main buildings are decaying fast, with nature taking over where man once was.”

The dilapidated state of the building once made it popular with war games enthusiasts.

However, after a player injured himself falling into a large hole in one of the floors, a security guard now mans the site.


It is thought the factory was once connected to an old Swire paint making division during Hong Kong’s manufacturing heyday between the 1950s and 70s.

Below is a video shot by a different urban explorer earlier this year…

The elusive HK URBEX team are encouraging Hong Kongers to vote in the unofficial referendum on democracy this week…

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HK UrbexToday’s images are courtesy of the HK URBEX team – follow them on Facebook.

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One thought on “URBEX – The Tsing Yi Paint Factory Where Nature is Winning

  • Alan Brown

    From the Google map attached to this blog, it appears that the factory is in the south-west, not the north-west. Wonderful moody photographs.

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