First and foremost, the Central district is the financial hub of Hong Kong, lined with skyscrapers that house multinationals, banks and government offices.  However, there are some nice attractions in this area. 

What to see in Central?

Beyond the massive skyscrapers there are a few historical heritage buildings in this area, there are some nice tourist attractions, shopping and dining that can be done in the central district as well.  Most popular activities include a visit to the world famous Victoria Peak and Peak Tram for a view of Victoria Harbour or a visit to the Hong Kong city park and the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens.  Here you can also find the Mid Levels Escalators, the world's longest of its kind

Additionally, there are some cultural and heritage based attractions that can be visited in this area of Hong Kong.  These include the Colonial Duddell Street Steps and old lamp posts that are still let in the traditional manner each evening at 6pm, the Cathedral of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception and the famous and important St. John's Cathedral, the nearby former French Missions building as well as the historic Graham Street markets where families have manned the same stalls for generations.  You can also visit specialty such as the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Science and the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Museum which are both found in Central. 

Shopping, Dining and a Night Out

For shopping in Central there are a few good options.  You can also visit the IFC shopping mall and Landmark for upscale brand name shops.  Also there is an antique shopping area on Hollywood Road, numerous art galleries in the area as well as some traditional Chinese souvenir and consumable shopping that can be done on Li Yuen Street. 

You can visit Lan Kwai Fong for a meal or night out with friends or hop over to nearby Soho for more dining and evening venues. 

How to get to Central

The Central district is well connected by and can be easily reached city buses, taxis and the MTR system.  A ride through Central on the ‘ding-ding’ - double decked cable car is an enjoyable way to journey to or through this district.  Also, a fun way to arrive into the Central district is by the famous Star Ferry from Kowloon.