Jao Tsung-I Academy & Heritage Lodge

Jao Tsung-I Academy (CN: 饒宗頤文化館), with a history of over 100 years is an important cultural landmark located in Lai Chi Kok which is near Sham Shui Po district. Originally the site was a customs station during the Qing Dynasty and housed various other institutions over the years following.

Today it houses the Jao Tsung-I Academy which honors the late Professor Jao Tsung-I. The site now features guest rooms, restaurant, café, teahouse, and souvenir shop along with records of Professor Jao Tsung-I life, work, and contributions.

It’s a very peaceful place in a natural setting making for a great escape from the grind of Hong Kong.


Workshop Café (by Pacific Coffee)

Visitors can enjoy a quality barista made coffee in a heritage setting.
Address:Room 1&3, Block G
Opening hours:9am to 6pm (Mon – Sun & PH)

House of Joy Restaurant

House of Joy is a 2-storey restaurant open to visitors of Jao Tsung-I Academy. Cuisine: International. See menu and ratings on OpenRice.
Address:Located at Block H in Middle Zone
Opening Hours:Monday to Sunday 8 am to 11 pm
Breakfast:8 am to 10:30 am
Lunch:11 am to 3 pm
Afternoon tea:3 pm to 6 pm
Dinner:6 pm to 11 pm

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Staying at Heritage Lodge – Jao Tsung-I Academy

Heritage Lodge – Featuring a garden, restaurant, and free WiFi in all areas, Heritage Lodge combines traditional Chinese designs into modern architecture, it is a restored historic compound inside Jao Tsung-I Academy which has rooms with elegant furnishings.



Jao Tsung-I or Rao Zongyi (Chinese: 饒宗頤; 9 August 1917 – 6 February 2018) was a Hong Kong-based Chinese sinologist, calligrapher, historian and painter. A versatile and prolific scholar, he contributed to many fields of humanities, including history, archaeology, epigraphy, folklores, religion, art history, musicology, literature, and Near Eastern Studies. He published more than 100 books and about 1,000 academic articles over a career spanning more than 80 years.

Jao and Ji Xianlin were considered China’s two greatest humanities academics by their contemporaries. Called the “pride of Hong Kong” by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang,[2] Jao has won many awards including the Grand Bauhinia Medal, the highest honour bestowed by the Hong Kong government. The Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole of the University of Hong Kong, the Jao Studies Foundation, and the Jao Tsung-I Academy in Kowloon have been founded in his name


800 Castle Peak Rd, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong

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