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Central
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Hong Kong Food Tour: Central and Sheung Wan Districts
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Ranked #34 of 840 things to do in Hong Kong
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Central is a great area for sight seeing (some of the oldest buildings on the island), shopping and eating. Go to the Central Post Office and send a letter or card to yourself; walk the streets for small businesses or shop the more known name brands (there will usually be a line to get in). The Central Ferry terminal has some local shops and good food.

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

The business district of HK. Loads of people walking on the sidewalk, obviously a busy place. There are lots of shops- from bargain | souvenir shops on their alleys to branded shops on the streets.

We took the train from Tsim Sha Tsui (Red | Tsuen Wan Line), got off at Central Station and started walking around the streets. Its nice-- entertaining to watch people as they hurry down and/or cross the street.

Went to H&M and was completely mesmerized...bought some cute tops. TopShop is just across.

Lots of food places as well.

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1  Thank Andi S
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

A visit to central is a must and explore the area including the IFC shopping mall. There are actually two IFC Hong Kong buildings, IFC1 and IFC2, it’s the latter, standing 88 stories tall, that grabs all the headlines and dominates the skyline. Meaning International Finance Centre, the building is set on the shoreline of Hong Kong Island in the Central district and is home to the great and good of Hong Kong’s banking and finance industry, but also to Hong Kong Station and the IFC Mall, which links IFC1 and IFC2 together. On its door step is the legendary Star Ferry, which plies the waters between Central and Hong Kong. IFC2 is currently Hong Kong’s tallest building, until the builders put the finishing touches to International Commerce Centre across the water.
Why Visit IFC Hong Kong: Aside from being a stunning skyscraper in its own right, IFC2 also affords breathtaking views across Hong Kong Harbour and onto the increasingly cluttered skyline of Kowloon. There are some great restaurants, both inside IFC2 and in the adjoining mall that take advantage of the views, while the al fresco, picnic strip on top of IFC Mall is one of Hong Kong’s best kept secrets.
The easiest way to enjoy the view is from the viewing platform on floor 55. You’ll first need to register with security on the ground floor of the building, before taking the lift up to floor 55. The viewing platform seems to be subject to regular closures, so you may want to phone ahead.
You can also take advantage of the restaurants in IFC2 and the IFC Mall. One of the best if Cuisine Cuisine, a cutting edge Cantonese restaurant at the base of IFC 2 with floor to ceiling window views over the harbour and one of the Top Five Restaurants in Hong Kong for Dim Sum. Alternatively, try one of the restaurants in IFC Mall set around its roof garden, such as The Box or Isola. If their prices prove as breathtaking as the views, pick up a meal to go at the City Super in the mall below or grab a sandwich from Pret a Manger and picnic on the roof garden’s benches.

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Lots of outlets are at this large area and pretty nice Hollywood road with antique shops and traditional Chinese shops. Everything can be found here!

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

HK Central is a big area with lot of shopping malls around. Most of the items are too costly. This is at a walking distance from Hollywood Road where you get a lot of artifacts made of brass. Do remember to get the brass dragon from Hollywood Road when in Hong Kong.

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