Beneath the stunning skyline of Hong Kong’s Central district, history, culture, arts and food flourish in one of the city’s oldest and most archetypal neighbourhoods. Here East and West, past and present, traditions and innovation, excitement and tranquillity coexist, blend and collide! This immersive walking tour explores the heart of the “Old Town Central” neighbourhood looking at the area’s history, heritage, colonial architecture and living culture while also offering the opportunity to sample some local delicacies.
Highlights of the walking tour include experiencing:
Graham Street Market – By far the most atmospheric wet market in Hong Kong, this is a popular place for local groceries and traditional foods such as handmade noodles.
An authentic taste of Hong Kong – Including the Hong Kong-style milk tea influenced by British culture with evaporated milk and sugar as well as a silky and irresistibly aromatic egg tart, a favourite treat of Hong Kong’s last colonial governor, Chris Patten.
Upper Lascar Row – Known to antique enthusiasts worldwide as Hong Kong’s famous Cat Street Market, this area boasts over a century of history selling interesting decorative items and authentic historical pieces.
Man Mo Temple – Estimated to have been built between 1847 and 1862, Man Mo Temple is a complex paying tribute to the God of Literature and the God of War. This well-preserved historic temple houses a bronze bell dating back to 1847 and a sedan chair from 1862, and comprises granite pillars, granite door frames, engraved wood plaques and ancient mural paintings.
PMQ – Formerly the Police Married Quarters, PMQ now houses works by promising young artists and designers in Hong Kong with fascinating creative studios and designer products, as well as exhibitions and workshops.
Strolling along the historic Hollywood Road with its old colonial buildings, such as the former Central Police Station, art galleries, interesting boutiques, and hidden street art and graffiti.
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