Explore Central District, Hong Kong – A City That is a Time Capsule

Central district is the epicentre of Hong Kong and this is where you’ll find all the exciting things to do! Along with keeping you busy with plenty of fun activities, glamorous nightlife and plenty of shopping; Hong Kong also gives you scenic harbour cruises and abandoned villages.

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The Peak Tram

Although Victoria Peak isn’t the highest mountain in Hong Kong, the Peak Tram is loved by many! This funicular railway is known to be a classic Hong Kong experience. The tram runs every 10 – 15 minutes from 7 am to midnight. Try avoiding busy days, to avoid the crowds.

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

This museum records 2000 years of Chinese maritime history and the development of the Hong Kong Port city. Only 21 minutes away from Hong Kong’s unique boutique hotel, D. Collection, the exhibits in the museum include artefacts from shipwrecks, ceramics from China’s ancient sea trade and other marine instruments.

Hong Kong Observation wheel

This popular attraction overlooks the Central Ferry Pier and several skyscrapers surrounding it. The 42 air-conditioned cabins hold up to 10 people a time and is best experienced at night time during the Symphony of Lights. The wheel is open from 10 AM to 11 PM every day.

Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical gardens

The gardens are located up a hill in the central district, close to Lan Kwai Fong Hotel central, thus is an easy reach. You’re bound to be rewarded with sights of several furry friends such as Gibbons, Lemurs, Bornean Orangutans, etc. Access is free, and the main exhibits are open from 9 AM to 4:30 PM.