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Address: Central and Western District, Hong Kong, China
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Very busy but worth it!

You can't visit Hong Kong without experiencing Central on foot. There are always plenty of taxis in Hong Kong but it's more interesting to see by foot. Although, between the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Hong Kong Region, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

You can't visit Hong Kong without experiencing Central on foot. There are always plenty of taxis in Hong Kong but it's more interesting to see by foot. Although, between the months of June- September prepare to get wet. There are lots of cool buildings, things to see, places to eat and drink, and plenty of shopping from cheap things to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

As per its name, this is the centre of Hong Kong and can be reached by most types of transportation. It has a fine collection of buildings, old and new, including two of the tallest 25 in the World. There are plenty of iconic locations within this area (Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Bank of China tower, HSBC building, 2IFC (of Batman... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Take a stroll on the escalator up the hill. There are tons of restaurants: thai, french, chinese, coffee shops. You can see some historical temples and buildings from colonial Hong Kong. Worth a stroll

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Central I believe is a HK icon. Everybody will have a central district or a downtown, but HK's Central district is very unique. Aside from being the central district for business, center for shopping, it also offers a great combination of traditional cultural spots behind those main streets. Turning to a smaller back road will entirely change the scenery for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Hong Kong was an amazing experience for both my wife and I. Duty free shopping would be the main attraction but for us was rather street food experience. Kowloon mainland should be visited if you are a shopping maniac as there are plenty of markets and retail shops, Hong Kong island offers you a great selection of street food choice,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

You need to wander about Central to really experience HK. It's just an amazing web of walkways and tunnels and the mix of architecture is wonderful. It's great how you can be in a major office complex and then around the corner is an old wet market. It's a great spot to wander about

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Yes, there are actually 2 Street markets in central! One is at Li Yuen street another is along Peel Street. These markets are small lanes and go uphill. I recommend going to the central multi level staircase, go all the way to the end. There will be a sign showing you the way to a church and the hongkong zoological... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Central area of Hong Kong has a few interesting things within it - one of them the central escalator for example - but the area itself isn't one of my favourites. I wouldn't particularly like to spend a whole day here. It's a busy, overcrowded concrete jungle which doesn't seem fantastically unique compared to other parts of Hong Kong... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Very noisy and crowded area. Not very pleasant. Even walking is challenging as you need to constantly dodge other pedestrians. Very stressful due to crowds and noise level.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The most popular impression of the Central district is skyscrapers/office buildings. But actually it is a mixture of old and new elements. True that you can find a lot of skyscrapers and offices in the area, but take a look at Lyndhurst Street, Graham Street, Peel Street, etc. where the local street market stalls are still operating, and Pottinger Street,... More 

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When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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