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Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong Island

story by: Inspire Hong Kong & China

For such a compact island, Hong Kong carries plenty of punch as a commercial hub and holiday destination. The many shopping options, restaurants and bars around the Central district are complemented by such exciting experiences as taking the on a journey to the Peak for a bird’s eye view of the island - and beyond. Venture to Stanley Markets, watch the horseracing at famous Happy Valley, marvel over the temples at Aberdeen or dine on seafood at Repulse Bay.

CENTRAL:
Here you can see charming colonial buildings in the shadows of what many describe futuristic monoliths or skyscraping office blocks and apartments. It is the location for the seat of government, a transport hub, a financial and banking centre, and an exclusive shopping district. Lan Kwai Fong, the famous nightspot area, is located in Central along with another fashionable evening dining area, So Ho. Its main attractions are Victoria Peak, the Peak Tram and Peak Tower, Flagstaff House, Museum of Tea Ware, Central Mid-Levels Escalator and the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences.

WESTERN:
Hong Kong’s most traditional “Chinatown” area is located in the Western district, a place to shop for bargains and dine on a Chinese cuisine for varying tastes and budgets.

WAN CHAI:
Home of the fictional Suzie Wong and once famous for its carousing sailors, this colourful district still offers exciting nightlife as well as the more culturally friendly arts centres. Office plazas and restaurants serve a diverse range of international cuisine. 

CAUSEWAY BAY:
Not far from Central is Causeway Bay, a very popular and vibrant shopping, dining and nightlife area.

HAPPY VALLEY:
If you love to dabble in sport, this famous valley has hosted many an exciting horserace and is also the host of the annual Rugby Hong Kong Sevens.

ABERDEEN:
On the island’s southern side, the Scottish-sounding Aberdeen is an ancient fishing port with a long maritime history. Nearby are the rides and various other exciting features of family-friendly Ocean Park, a huge amusement park perched on two mountain peaks with a scenic cable car ride.

SOUTH SIDE:
The beaches of Repulse Bay and Deep Water Bay, and the villages of Stanley and Shek O, are among this area’s scenic treasures. A major attraction is the bargain hunter’s favourite Stanley Markets. Murray House is another favourite attraction.

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