Johnston Road is a major road at Wan Chai. Johnston Road spans from the junction with Heard Street, Hennessy Road and Stewart Road are at its east towards another junction with Hennessy Road and Queensway at its west near Asian House. The road is built on the margin of the oldest building cluster in Wan Chai. Many Hong Kong residents are trying to preserve the old buildings and trees from redevelopment. The century old transport Hong Kong Tramways goes through the road with its first service opening in 1904. It is shaped like a bow with the string being Hennessy Road and the Caltex gas station, Southorn Playground and Methodist House in between. Running through the southern part of Wan Chai area, Johnston Road is one of its arteries. Trams, buses, cars, taxies, and vehicles of all kinds can be seen here all day long. To the south of this location is a street market worth exploring. Johnston Road is conveniently reachable by the MTR. One of the best Wan Chai Hotels is the Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong. This hotel is one of the most convenient Wan Chi Hotels, as this is located on a prime location between Causeway bay and the Wan Chai Street. This opulent hotel has 142 color-coded rooms and suites which are luxurious, elegant and spacious. This luxury hotel also has a self-service Business Center and a free shuttle service to 15 destinations in the Causeway Bay.
Johnston Road is packed with shops selling food, cell phones, herbal tonics, and bargain-basement clothes. Rattan furniture, picture frames, paper lanterns, and Chinese calligraphic materials make up the more traditional assortment at Queen’s Road East, which runs parallel to Johnston Road. The lanes that stretch between the two roads are also lined with stalls, forming a mini-market of clothing and accessories.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+