Exploring Hong Kongers’ lifestyle in the past: the Central and Western District

It allows you to follow the footsteps of the citizens in the Old Hong Kong days and explore the distinctive historical corners in the city.

Exploring Hong Kongers’ lifestyle in the past: the Central and Western District

Hong Kong Island Hong Kong

Created By: Wong Viola

Tour Information

The tour shows you historical corners in the city where citizens in old Hong Kong days live and show the contrast between the daily life of the locals in the past and the present in the Central and Western district

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What You'll See on the Tour

Central Market was a fresh food market in Central, Hong Kong and the first wet market in the city. It is one of only two existing Bauhaus market buildings in Hong Kong, the other one being Wan Chai Market. After years of disuse,... Read more
Pottinger Street originally ran from Queen’s Road Central to Hollywood Road. Because of its steepness, it was paved, unevenly, with stone slabs to make it easier to ascend and descend and to allow rainwater to flow down either side. The g... Read more
Tai Kwun, or the Former Central Police Station Compound (CPS Compound) includes three declared monuments in Central, Hong Kong: the former Central Police Station, the Former Central Magistracy and the Victoria Prison. Surrounded by... Read more
Des Voeux Road West, Wing Lok and Ko Shing Streets are known as Dried Seafood Street and Tonic Food Street. A section of Des Voeux Road West in Sheung Wan is packed with shops selling dried seafood. The origins of the trade in this area go ... Read more
Western Market is one of the oldest structures in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The current structure, built in 1906, was the North Block of the original Western Market. It is the oldest surviving market building in the city.... Read more


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