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.

Central Hong Kong – Everything you Need to Know about Central

Hands down the most cosmopolitan in the area while retaining Cantonese touches everywhere, Central Hong Kong is a seamless blend of contemporary modernity and tradition!

The Restaurants

When one takes a look at the best restaurants available here, it reads like a list of the world’s most star-studded chefs of Michelin star status. given the fact that most residents of the city have a penchant for the finer things in life. Some must-try places include the Lung Kong Heen, Ho Lee Fook, and Tim Ho Wan.

The Nightlife

In Hong Kong Central, the best nightlife takes place on the trendy streets of Lan Fwai Fong, and in the hip cocktail bars in SoHo. A carnival-like atmosphere can be enjoyed most days of the week after midnight! Top places include the Sevva Rooftop Bar, Volar which sees international DJ’s playing on most of the days and Ce La Vi Hong Kong, a sophisticated rooftop bar with chic vibes.

The Accommodation

Travellers will be faced with no shortage of places to find accommodation at, with many a Lan Kwai Fong hotel in Central including the likes of Lan Kwai Fong Hotel to more convenient bed and breakfasts and hostels being available as well.

Hotel Lobby - The lobby’s oriental design sets the mood of your stay

Image Credit: Lan Kwai Fong Hotel

The Retail Experiences

The best shopping here revolves around luxury brands and exclusive designer stores which feature cutting edge fashion. Luxury malls home to flagship stores by prestigious designers include The Landmark, the IFC Mall on Finance Street Central District and The Lanes.

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+