Upper Albert Road

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Upper Albert Road
HK Garden Road fm Upper Albert Rd.JPG
Upper Albert Road on the left and Garden Road right
Traditional Chinese 上亞厘畢道
The backdoor of Government House, the destination of protests

Upper Albert Road is a road on the Government Hill in the Central area of Hong Kong. It is named after Albert, Prince Consort, husband of Queen Victoria.[1]

Surrounding Government House, the residence of former Governors of Hong Kong and present Chief Executive of Hong Kong, the road is used as a destination for various protests which sometimes results in traffic congestion, and as such Upper Albert Road is used as a synonym of the Chief Executive's Office.

The road is irregularly U-shaped and almost encircles Government House. Starting from Lower Albert Road, the road winds up the hills and turns near the Consulate General of United States of America building. It intersects with Garden Road, Kennedy Road and Cotton Tree Drive.

On the upper part of the road, its north side is covered by the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens and ends in the junction with Caine Road, Glenealy and Arbuthnot Road near the headquarters of Caritas Hong Kong.

As it forms part of the early development of the city of Victoria, some old curtain fig trees stand beside the road.

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  1. ^ Yanne, Andrew; Heller, Gillis (2009). Signs of a Colonial Era. Hong Kong University Press. p. 12. ISBN 978-962-209-944-9. 

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Coordinates: 22°16′45″N 114°09′19″E / 22.279302°N 114.155364°E / 22.279302; 114.155364