The Golden Bauhinia Square is an open area in Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island. The square was named after the giant statue of a golden Bauhinia, which is the symbol of Hong Kong. Located outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the statue commemorates the 1997 ceremonies for the handover of Hong Kong and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. A flag-raising ceremony occurs every day at 8:00 am. Three sides of the square are surrounded by Victoria Harbour and face Kowloon and Tsim Sha Tsui across the water. Given the background and skyline visible, this is a popular area for tourists and picture taking.