A Quick Tour of ‘Enter the Dragon’ Bruce Lee’s $100 Million Abandoned Mansion

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Left to crumble into ruin while the garden grows into a forest, these stunning images pry open a window into Bruce Lee’s abandoned mansion in Hong Kong.

An urban explorer has stepped foot in the final home turned love-hotel of the martial-arts icon, which is tucked away in the upscale leafy Kowloon Tong neighborhood.

Snapshots show the derelict two-storey home is a shadow of its former glory, in the wake of the Hong Kong government quietly knocking back plans to turn it into a major tourist attraction honoring the film icon in 2011.

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The abandoned final home turned love-hotel of martial-arts icon Bruce Lee in Hong Kong
The abandoned final home turned love-hotel of martial-arts icon Bruce Lee in Hong Kong

US urban explorer Steve said he was compelled to investigate after discovering his idol’s property had plunged into disrepair.

‘For this to be abandoned shocks me. When I came to Hong Kong I did not expect that at all,’ Steve says in a video.

‘I don’t think I would be where I’m at travelling the world if not for his philosophies, and for him being a role model.’

The derelict home is a far cry from its former glory Left to crumble into ruin while the garden grows into a forest
The derelict home is a far cry from its former glory Left to crumble into ruin while the garden grows into a forest

Billionaire philanthropist tycoon Yu Panglin snapped up the property in 1974 before allowing it to be used as a love-hotel – a place where couples rent rooms for sex.

‘I am exploring this place because I respect Brice Lee a lot, I love Bruce Lee. I just want to make people aware, because not too many people know about this.’

Yu then put the two-storey, 5,699-square-foot town house up for sale but later changed his mind.

The Hong Kong government knocking back plans to turn it into a major tourist attraction honoring the martial-arts icon in 2011 The Hong Kong government knocking back plans to turn it into a major tourist attraction honoring the martial-arts icon in 2011                                                                                                                                                  Despite a campaign by fans, the Hong Kong government did little to preserve Lee’s legacy in his adopted city beyond erecting a statue along the city’s famous waterfront.

American-born but raised in Hong Kong, Lee died of brain swelling aged just 32 at the peak of his fame. His most popular film, the global smash-hit Enter the Dragon, was released just six days after his death in 1973.

He is hailed a hero in both the martial arts and movie worlds and credited with shedding light on the the Kung Fu cinematic genre.

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