Wanchai

Wanchai, formerly a favorite place for sailors to take R&R, is now a fabulous shopping centre and a popular tourist attraction at the north end of Hong Kong.

Here, old buildings coexist with modern architectures. The old buildings remind us of the Hong Kong in the past, while the modern architecture shows us the city's journey to the 21st Century. Some favorite places for people to visit in Wanchai are: the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center, the Museum, and Golden Bauhinia Square

 

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center

The most notable place in Wanchai is the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center. In the Center is Xinyi Hall where the ceremony marking Hong Kong's return to China in 1997 was held. This beautiful hall looks like a sea-gull spreading its wings. In front of the Xinyi Hall is Golden Bauhinia Square. The sculpture of golden bauhinia there is a present that was given by the Chinese mainland government to celebrate the founding of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Every day there is a flag raising ceremony in honor of the city's returning to China.

Causeway Bay in Wanchai is a popular shopping site. Here, both the dearest and the cheapest merchandise are on sale. Perhaps no other place has such a diverse marketplace as does Hong Kong. The shopping spots include Times Square, Japanese department stores, Lee Gardens, and the Hong Kong World Trade Centre. These shopping attractions should not be missed. The extensive array of items is unbelievable. Times Square is the biggest emporium in Causeway Bay.

There are phenomenally good buys from the ground floor to the top floor. Each floor has its own special pricing. Hong Kong World Trade Centre is a favorite place for office workers as it always has specially designed promotions. Additionally, there are a myriad of restaurants that provide customers with a good place to enjoy the beautiful view outside through windows while dinning. Tired of shopping and eating, take a rest! Go to the city's largest park, the exquisite Victoria Park, which is also located in Causeway Bay, Wanchai.
 

How to get to Wanchai

1. Take  Island Line to Wan Chai.
2. Take bus 1, 1p, 103, 182, 182x, 681, 681p, 789 or n8x to O'Brien Rd, Hennessy Rd.
- Last modified on Feb. 07, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Wanchai
Asked by yasmin from MALAYSIA | Dec. 03, 2016 07:05Reply
I have a few question regarding Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
1) How do I go from Park Hotel In Tsim Sha Shui to Masjid Amar & Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre
2) Beside the Islamic Centre, where can we go shopping and attraction venue nearby to this area
3) From Wan Chai, how do we reach to Central Station (MTR) and how long is the journey.

Thank you so much
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Answered by Lucy from NEW ZEALAND | Dec. 05, 2016 01:26
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1). Take MTR Tsuen Wan line from Tsim Sha Tsui Station to Admiralty Station, Exit E1. Take bus line 789 from Admiralty station to Tin Lok Lane, Wan Chai Road Station. The fare totals HKD 15.9, and the trip takes about 30 minutes.

2). Apart from Islamic Center, you can go shopping at the Times Square. It is about 550 yards to the east of Islamic Center. You can walk there within 5 minutes.

3). Take MTR Island Line from Wan Chai to Central Station. The trip takes about 5 minutes, and the fare is HKD 4.5.
Asked by Pat from UK | Jul. 19, 2016 05:49Reply
Hi how to go to Ocean Park from Vela Hongkong Castway Hotel?
Thanks
Pat
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Answered by Ryan from FRANCE | Jul. 19, 2016 21:02
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You can take bus no.72A at Happy Valley Racecourse, Morrison Hill Road, and get off at Aberdeen Tunnel Toll Plaza. It takes around 20 mins. And the ticket fare is 4.5 HKD per person. After arriving, walk south around 280 yards to arrive at the scenic area. :)
Asked by dj from INDIA | Nov. 18, 2015 12:19Reply
where do we get all electronics market in Wan Chai, Hong Kong ?
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Answered by David from USA | Nov. 18, 2015 20:18
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You may go to the Wan Chai Computer City, at no. 130 Hennessy Road, which is near Exit A4 of Wan Chai MTR Station.
Asked by josephine from MALAYSIA | Oct. 14, 2015 01:48Reply
hong kong airport to wharney guang dong hotel?
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Answered by Iris from POLAND | Oct. 16, 2015 01:27
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Hey, there are two ways for you to choose:
1. take airport shuttle bus no. E11 and get off at Luard Road, Hennessy Road. Ur hotel is around 100yd away. It costs 21HKD and takes around 70min.
2. take airport airport express to HK Station and transfer to free shuttle bus line H1 to the hotel. The whole way takes 40-45min. The fare is 100HKD.
May help!
Asked by Solus from MALAYSIA | Jul. 13, 2015 20:28Reply
Attractions or places to go near Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center?
Hi, I will be going to an event at the Convention & Exhibition Center for a few days.
Just wanna know if there are any place to note nearby the event area?

(could have googled it but I don't even know what keyword to search)
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Answered by Wendy from USA | Jul. 14, 2015 22:09
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Hello, attractions within walking distance from the center include Happy Valley Racecourse, Golden Bauhinia Square and Pak Tai Temple. When you can free, go for a visit or perhaps a horse race. At night, you are suggested to Lan Kwai Fong, which is near Central Station, only two MTR stops away.
Answered by Solus from MALAYSIA | Jul. 15, 2015 02:35
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Thanks, Wendy.
Will look more into it later :D
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