A common occurrence experienced by the avid traveller is encountering of famous streets, wherever they may go. Such streets usually garner fame due to its avid shopping opportunities, historical importance or entertainment related attractions. As such, those visiting San Francisco will be thrilled by the sight of Lombard Street, the most crooked yet extremely scenic, street in the world. Famous for a completely different reason, Abbey Road in London is well known as it is home to the studio where The Beatles recorded the majority of their songs. When in Los Angeles, who can deny the knowledge of the Walk of Fame where actors, directors and musicians have immortalised themselves by leaving their mark on history. Other famous streets include Wall Street in the United States of America and Champs-Elysees, one of the most recognisable locales in France. For those visiting Asia, the Orchard Road in Singapore is well known and is the place to go for some quality shopping.
The Spring Garden Lane in Hong Kong is yet another common utterance. Located in Wan Chai, the Spring Garden Lane developed, predictably, out of the Spring Gardens that were founded by the British during their occupation of Hong Kong. Referring to a water spring, more specifically the creek found next to Hopewell Centre in Queens Road East, Spring Garden Lane has a colourful history. While the early twentieth century witnesses the lane being utilised for various other purposes, in the mid twentieth century, the locale was used as the headquarters of a Communist party guerrilla force.
Spring Garden Lane connects to Queen’s Road East and Johnston Road and has the distinction of being one of the first areas that were expanded by the colonisers. At present, it is frequented by tourists attracted by its colourful history.
If you wish to make a visit to this locale inquire from your 4 star hotel Hong Kong as to its details. On the other hand, for those who have visited the attraction and are searching for a Hong Kong boutique hotel to reside in during the course of their stay, the delightful Cosmo Hotel can be recommended as it offers an ideal base from which to explore the area.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.