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Address: Central and Western District, Hong Kong, China
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Depending on how one maps Central, this is the area that I have come to stay in, when I visit HK. If one accepts maps that lump “Central & Western”, that is. (In such... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

fascinating area to walk, takes on a totally different demeaner on Sunday when all the Philippinos on their day off all mass together in the parks or anywhere else they can peacefully sit, picnic and chat, but this is the business area of HK, so go look at the architecture, the bank of China being in my view, something special.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Depending on how one maps Central, this is the area that I have come to stay in, when I visit HK. If one accepts maps that lump “Central & Western”, that is. (In such nomenclature, I stay in “Western” but spend a lot of time in Central.) In either case, Central, or Central & Western, reportedly form one of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Okay i was suppose to go to the escalators but i missed it because i spent hours shopping . Mark and spencer, Zara,Topshop,Gap, Watson's, Bojour and others offered great bargains. I was able to buy a lot of cheap stuffs from buscuits to clothes. I wish i had more time, I did not have enough time to go through all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

wow- the tall buildings, mass of people and all the shops are quite overwhelming and needs a while for it all to sink in...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

One must spend time in central HK. So much to see and offer - markets, cafes, restaurants, SOHO Elevators, galleries BUT, things do get crowded so best to get an early start or wait until later at night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Pedestrian walkway overpasses make it easy and safe to access city along with great transport links making the city easy to get around. Very enjoyable stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The Central in Hongkong is the meeting point of all the public tranportation, You can also find the signature bags and clothes.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

If you have any sense avoid Hong Kong like the plague. The people are pigs. They will charge right over children to get first in queue. Push over their own hallowed grandparents to move forwards even one space. Scream and abuse you should you raise concern at being shoved out of the way. The theme park attendents are the worst,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I am not a fan of business buildings but among all these tall buildings in Central Hong Kong, there are some old HK style streets that is worth seeing, in which you can see the British influence back in the old days and how it mixed with the chinese style. Such mix has created a special and artistic side of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

If you are on Hong Kong island, if not take the star ferry over from kowloon to central . Just walk the old British part of HK nice old buildings and parks. Worth a visit.

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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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