Central Waterfront Promenade

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Central Waterfront Promenade

Central Waterfront Promenade
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,987 contributions
Promenade Highlights
Aug 2020
The promenade is perhaps the best new area in Hong Kong. You can now walk from the Central Star Ferry piers all the way along the harbour past the Exhibition Centre to Wan Chai. Even if you only have a very short stay in Hong Kong, I’d recommend visiting the promenade.
From any point along the promenade, you have an open view right across Victoria Harbour to Kowloon and TST. There are large, wooden viewing platforms about mid-way along. The views are the big highlight but there are also sculptures and art installations.
It’s completely traffic-free. The pathway is wide, flat and paved, with the harbour on one side and landscaped plantings and grassy verges on the other side. It is perfect as a running path and easy for small children and pushchairs. There are toilet blocks and a kiosk en route. Allow about 20 minutes to walk one way at a leisurely pace.

Coming from Central, you will also see:
1. Infinity Sculpture – this is the first sculpture you come to. The endless curves symbolise the waves of the harbour in front of you and the peaks of the mountains behind you and represent infinity.
2. The next circular, shiny sculpture (which I thought looked a lot like an over-sized hubcap) is called The HK Eye. It makes a lot more sense as an eye.
3. Central Government Offices – this is the dramatic black mirrored building that looks like a modern version of a triumphal arch
4. Art Installations – at the moment there are some fun ones, including a series of over-sized 1960s style TVs where you can stand inside the screen for a photo.
5. Exhibition Centre – the site where the 1997 handover of Hong Kong took place.
6. Manga Exhibition - an exhibition of about 30 large Manga comic figures outside the Exhibition Centre.
7. Golden Bauhinia – the bauhinia is the national symbol and was a gift to mark the handover. The daily flag-raising ceremony is also performed here but you need to get here early to see this.
Written September 22, 2020
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nyavtech
Kuching, Malaysia1,114 contributions
Exercise to amazing views of the harbour
Apr 2020
A morning stroll, working off a heavy lunch, or a weekend run, the Central Waterfront Promenade could be your answer. It's wide with lots to see along the way including some interesting public art in the form of large sculptures. But look out for miniatures neatly tucked away among the stone path.
Written April 20, 2020
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chashk
Hong Kong, China67 contributions
Extension of Central Promenade to Western District - Great for a jog
Dec 2019
With the recent opening of the new promenade from Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park to the Western Wholesale Food Market the promenade is 4.6km long to Golden Bauhinia Square. The promenade goes past Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, Tamar Park, the outlying ferry piers, the Hong Kong Observation Wheel and the Central Harbourfront Event Space.
Along the way you will pass, families walking, fishermen, people jogging and others enjoying the parks and watching the activity on the harbour. It is great for a jog and is easily accessible from all the hotels stretching from Wanchai to Kennedy Town.
Written December 17, 2019
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia11,977 contributions
Great harbourside views
Dec 2018 • Couples
The Central and Western District promenade is a wonderful place to discover, not only for the stunning views of the harbour and across to Kowloon but also a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong streets. We entered onto the promenade via Tamar Park and sat down on a wooden platform overlooking the harbour. Scattered along the promenade are some interesting outdoor art installations to check-out.
Written February 3, 2019
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MyThoughts_10
New York City, NY198 contributions
Really worth a visit.
Oct 2018 • Friends
We made an impromptu stop here and ended up staying for a few hours (eventhough the weather that day was a bit foggy!) We didn't necessarily walk along the whole thing, but instead found a spot we liked and stayed there for a bit, admiring the view.

This place is a nice break from the hustle & bustle of HK, while being quite accessible. It's also free to enter, and I've heard that there are sometimes vendors or small fairs there as well. We went on a weekday, at a random time, which is what I would advise doing to any visitor. Avoid the weekends where this place gets packed.
Written December 13, 2018
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,423 contributions
Good Urban green and leisure space along Victoria Harbour
Dec 2018 • Couples
The Central Waterfront is a nice place to spend time now that the weather has turned cooler. Here you will find green and leisure space to enjoy when you are growing tired of the heavy crowds on the streets of Hong Kong.

The waterfront is where you will find the Hong Kong Observation Wheel (ferris wheel). There are also regular events held in the large open space at the waterfront. Presently, the waterfront is being used as the outdoor venue for the Hong Kong Light Festival. There are installations placed throughout the promenade area all the way to Tamar Park in the Admiralty district, making this a neat place to visit after dark this month.

Note: This is also a good place for those interested in watching upcoming fireworks displays, particularly the performance on Chinese New Year day early next February.
Written December 10, 2018
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beryl_be
Melbourne, Australia3,286 contributions
Great Atmosphere by the Harbour
Jul 2018 • Family
Compared to the HK side I think that this promenade is nicer because of the atmosphere as it has the big ferris wheel with the buildings directly behind it creating a beautiful backdrop. Either way, it's a lovely area to stroll around especially in the evening.
Written July 12, 2018
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Daniel A
Beijing, China32,963 contributions
Nice stroll in front of the waterway
May 2017 • Couples
We were headed down to the promenade partly because we wanted to get a close up view of the Ferris wheel and also because we were going to take the ferry to Kowloon. It is a gorgeous walk. It is not as happening as the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and the view of the light show isn’t as nice but it suffices.
Written June 6, 2017
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Robert T
College Station, TX128 contributions
Beautiful and Relaxing
Mar 2017 • Couples
The walk along the waterfront with views of the harbor is worth a visit. While we were there Art Central Hong Kong was underway and was terrific. The large pavilions housed artists from all over the world. Works great and small were displayed. It was an outstanding happening. Look to see what might be on tap for the area.
Written May 1, 2017
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alexchk
Hong Kong640 contributions
The front row seats to the Harbour's Symphony of Lights show
Dec 2016 • Couples
Nothing comes free in this City? The "Symphony of lights" show runs daily at 8pm and it's free! The best spot to see it is at the central promenade (the stretch of land on the right side of the star ferry pier when facing the harbour)

Good spot for taking some night photos of the city as well as the harbour. You will also find there is a fun fair running right next to it this Christmas, and the observation wheel.
Written December 22, 2016
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