Part of the compound contains Victoria Prison, which once held Ho Chi Minh, who resided in the prison in 1931 after he came to Hong Kong to escape prosecution by the French in Vietnam. In his journal, he describes how prisoners were only allowed 15 minutes of exercise day in the narrow courtyard alongside the prison. The cells are preserved to show prison life in that era.
Prison courtyard and walls
The architecture of the buildings of maze that comprises the PMQ and Victoria prison is intriguing and it's fun to just wander.
PMQ and Victoria Prison
Wandering through the complex
The city has done a great job of repurposing the PMQ and creating an creative and exhibition space, alongside Victoria prison as a maze to wander.