Many would have heard about the autonomous territory that is Hong Kong, but remain oblivious to the existence of an island bearing the same name. The island started off as a British colony during the 1830s and only contained a few thousand people. Currently the popular of the island is upwards of a million and is a highly developed metropolis. The island features an assortment of historical sites as well as exuberant shopping malls. One of the most significant areas is Wan Chai.
Wan Chai is one of the most significant cultural hubs in the nation, and houses many important institutions. As a result it is a popular tourism attraction and you can easily find hotels in Wan Chai Hong Kong such as the Cosmo Hotel Wan Chai Hong Kong.
The Wan Chai area has many attractions to offer, yet one of the most famous areas is Lockhart Road, a stretch that runs along the entire length of Wan Chai. The road’s namesake is Sir James Stewart-Lockhart who served as the Colonial Secretary of Hong Kong from 1895 to 1902 who was instrumental in the extension of the Hong Kong territory.
Nightlife is where Lockhart Road thrives, and it has its very own bar district as well. This particular stretch contains a wide selection of pubs, restaurants, clubs and discos. The food culture of Wan Chai is also very strong, so you’re sure to find some great restaurants as well along this road. There are a few shops to explore along this road which are far from the usual touristy types. You could find fresh fruits and vegetables as well as various kinds of confectionary.
For an eclectic experience with a range of possibilities, take a visit to Lockhart Road which also allow you to explore the heart of Wan Chai.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.