Popularly known to be the economic and tourist hub in the vibrant island of Hong Kong, the Central District lies on the northern section of the island, from Tsim Sha Tsui across the stunning Victoria Harbour. Having been once utilized by the British as the location of their government buildings, this lively area hosts swerves of glorious skyscrapers dominating the clusters of glittering, marbled malls and atriums. Admired world over for its eclectic fusion of designer boutiques, old markets and shopping malls, every visitor to the island will pass through this are at least once during their sightseeing excursion or a dinner outing.
Among the buildings of various unique architectural styles, are offices of multi-national companies, banks and the literally outstanding and marvellous Bank of China Tower. Granting a truly refreshing contrast to the rows of skyscrapers are the Botanical Zoological Garden and Hong Kong Park.
Invariably a favoured activity in the Central District is shopping. The glamorous malls interspersing through banking and financial houses offer high-eng fashion brands. Among the trendiest shopping spots are Hollywood Road, Bonham Strand West and Cat Street. The imposing malls such as The Galleria, the Landmark, IFC Mall and Prince’s Building should never be excluded from your shopping excursion.
Stanley Street offering a wide range of items from silk clothes to articles such as costume jewellery, Chinese artwork, souvenirs and sportswear is a must visit for any tourist to the district. Li Yuen Street West and Li Yuen Street East are two parallel shopping streets commonly referred to as “The Lanes”. Ideally tailor made for bargain hunters, The Lanes offer a wide variety of goods including clothes, watches, luggage and shoes.
When it comes to sightseeing in the Central District, a fantastic place to start is the Ferry Pier. By taking the pedestrian tunnel that leads to statue square from the pier, you will get the chance to witness the spectacular sight of impressive structures that adorn the Hong Kong skyline.
Among the many Hong Kong hotels, a preferable choice for the discerning traveller would be Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong. Enjoying a superb location in the Causeway Bay area of the island, the hotel offers tastefully designed and well appointed Hong Kong hotel rooms to cater to your accommodation needs.