Explore Wan Chai Lika a Local – The Most Intimately Interesting Sights and Experiences

Wan Chai is one of Hong Kong’s most famous metropolitan areas and there are some essential attractions that are mostly overlooked by the average tourist.

Pak Tai Temple

Pak Tai Temple | Image Credit - Stewart~惡龍, CC BY-SA 2.5 Via Wikimedia Commons

Pak Tai Temple | Image Credit – Stewart~惡龍, CC BY-SA 2.5 Via Wikimedia Commons

This enigmatic temple is absolutely spectacular and has been immaculately restored. It is dedicated to a deity associated with marriage, known as Pak Tai, and has a beautiful statue of the deity that was crafted during the Ming Dynasty.

The Pawn

If you wish to experience a gastronomical journey into the days of the British colonial times, then this is an ideal place to visit. The venue used to be an old pawn shop that has since been converted into an elegant restaurant.

Street Markets

The various street markets of Hong Kong are a hallmark and the astonishing array of items you can discover within these attractions is unimaginable. If you find yourself in one of the many hotels in Wan Chai Hong Kong the likes of Cosmo Hotel Wan Chai Hong Kong then be sure not to miss out on the markets.

Star Ferry

Star Ferry | Image Credit - edwin.11, CC BY-SA 2.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Star Ferry | Image Credit – edwin.11, CC BY-SA 2.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

This is the best way to conclude a tour of the city, where you can gaze upon the metropolitan splendour of Wan Chai from the iconic Star Ferry which has been in operation since 1997.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.

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Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong

The avenue of stars being a part of the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade was located along the 400-meter long bridge section on the northern side of the Victoria harbor. The Avenue has been constructed to show respect and as a tribute to the deceased and living movie stars of the Hong Kong film industry.

A brief description of the place

The avenue of stars is based on Hollywood’s Walk of fame celebrates the movie stars of Hong Kong film industry. Placed in the promenade, are Plaques that are laid in tribute to the stars, the total number of plaques today is 101 that has grown from 73.

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History

The Avenue of Stars was built as a part of the promenade along the waterfront around the New World Centre of the Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon in the year of 2004 along with the renovation project with a spending of HK$40 million and was open to the general public on 28th of April 2004.

Attractions

The main attractions of the avenue are statues and handprints of famous stars of the Chinese film industry and the exclusive views of the cityscape and the sunsets.

Renovation

Unfortunately, the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui is closed for renovation, and it is expected to be completed by the end of 2018 but a selection of the Avenue of Stars exhibits is displayed at Garden of Stars and can be viewed by the public. The garden is located close to the Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong – A well renowned Hong Kong Hotel. You can have a short visit to take a glimpse of the exhibits if you are planning your stay at this hotel.

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A Trip to the Victoria Harbour in Wan Chai – Hong Kong’s Lifeline

There are several ways to explore and enjoy the beauty of Victoria Harbour. One can board the Star Ferry cruises and take day trips across the harbour to the many sights and attractions along the way or watch the famous Symphony of Lights show.

Location

The deep, sheltered waters in addition to the strategic location of Victoria Harbour on the South China Sea were the most significant aspects in making Hong Kong a British colony and its growth as a trading centre.

World’s busiest harbour

An average of 220,000 ships visits the harbour which compromises of both river vessels as well as ocean-faring ships. This includes both goods and passengers as cargo. Victoria Harbour is home to most of the port facilities of Hong Kong, making it amongst the world’s busiest.

When to visit

Victoria Harbour presents panoramic and impressive night views as well as views of the skyline that has made it world famous. The harbour is also the site of the fireworks display that is held annually for the Lunar New Year. Reserve your suite hotel in Hong Kong the likes of Cosmo Hotel Wan Chai Hong Kong and embark on your journey of discovery.

Highlight

Possibly the highlight of the evening cruise is the lights show that comes on for 20 minutes every evening. Called the Symphony of Lights, one can see cityscape change colours and hues as a synchronized lights display show goes on.

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