Central, Hong Kong: Address, Phone Number, Central Reviews: 4.5/5

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Neighbourhood: Central
When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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Snowy’s Cooking Kitchen
Hong Kong, China110 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
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Written 21 December 2021
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Barb C
Littleton, CO1,747 contributions
Dec 2019
After more than 6 months of weekend protests, we found getting in and out of Central safe. Major MTR transfer point, Star ferry drop off point and bus terminal to other parts of the island.
Written 11 December 2019
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Hong Kong, China146,700 contributions
Sep 2019
Central District is situated in the middle of Hong Kong Island facing Victoria Harbour. It is located between Sheung Wan and Admiralty districts and is a busy financial and commercial hub during the day. It is also a popular place for tourists to stay and to visit or pass through during visits to the city.

Major bus routes and the Ding Ding Tram pass through and drop-off/pick-up along the major streets that transect Central. The Central MTR station is one of the busiest in the city. You will also find the Hong Kong Station where visitors can take Airport Express (AE) to/from HKG Airport. Shuttle service is available for arriving AE passengers onward to hotels in Central and throughout other districts along the north side of Hong Kong Island.

There are numerous hotels in Central District ranging from hostels and low-cost guesthouses to midrange and high end luxury properties. You will found hundreds of restaurants serving local and international cuisines. There is everything from street food to Michelin three star dining in Central. You'll find loads of coffee shops and bars in the district as well.

As for sightseeing, shopping is a popular activity in Central, starting with major malls such as IFC and Landmark as well as endless retail shops that line the streets and smaller shopping centres. There are heritage attractions, monuments, art galleries, museums, antique street markets, harbour front promenades as well as green space such as HK Park and the zoological park.

In the end, there is a lot of pretty much everything in Central District in Hong Kong Island. You just have to do your research to determine what is right for you if you plan to stay or spend time in this area of the city.
Written 29 October 2019
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia18,219 contributions
Jul 2019
Hong Kong Central, or if it suits you better, the Central District of Hong Kong, is a do-not-miss place to see if you are on Hong Kong Island. The tall skyscrapers are amazing. The small parks and squares are wonderful. The stores abound with the most famous names in retail present. Just the energy of the Central District will touch you. Try to go down into the Central MTR Station and check it out. Board a Tram in Statue Square and go towards Western Market to capture more of the flavor of Hong Kong Central. Ride the Tram back and go toward Admiralty. Have fun.
Written 11 August 2019
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Peter Butt
11 contributions
Jul 2018
Had a great time in Hong Kong tasting the local food and seafood on Lantau Island. Street food at the markets good and safe to eat a must for a foodie
Written 20 June 2019
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Rehovot, Israel4,989 contributions
Jun 2019 • Business
This is the part of the city with all the impressive-looking skyscrapers that you see from the typical view of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak. Walk around Central to see all these skyscrapers from below -- it's even more impressive at night (when all the buildings are lit up) than during the day. It's also a short walk from here to the ferry terminal to cross over to Kowloon by ferry, which is definitely recommended. There are of course plenty of restaurants (Chinese, as well as Western fast food places) in the vicinity.
Written 16 June 2019
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Durban, South Africa1,095 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Central itself is not really a tourist attraction but there are some ‘things to see here" such as Stature Square (with sadly only one Statue - the rest mainly of British Royalty were taken prisoner by the Japanese during their occupation -1941 to 1945) - there is also the Cenotaph the HSBC building and it is a good starting point for a ride to nowhere and back on the Ding Ding tram - this is the financial heart of Hong Kong with monolithic buildings on all sides and hordes of workers moving around on elevated walkways rushing about their business.
Written 5 June 2019
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Loughborough, UK2,727 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Central by name, central it is, being the main financial and business district. First impressions can be of a rabbit Warren with streets, walkways going everywhere but take your time to get your bearings and you’ll be fine. So much to see and do easy to spend many hours just exploring. Gets very busy around lunchtime but that’s all part of the fun.
Written 7 May 2019
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Timisoara, Romania7,466 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
Hong Kong - Central District - known as the financial heart of Hong Kong, definitely is more to it the just the financial aspect.
So here it is a summary of what you will find:
1. the famous Hong Kong Skyline. (don't forget to look behind the skyscrapers - a different world is awaiting discovery).
2. The Hong Kong Ferris wheel or Hong Kong Observation Wheel - is right outside the Star Ferry terminal at Central.
3. Star Ferry connecting Tsim Sha Tsui to Central - so sooner or later you will make your way here.
4. Sightseeing buses - Hop On- Hop Off - 2 out of 3 routes start at Central outside the Star Ferry terminal
5. Buildings from the British colonial era - still can be found at Central. (former barracks of the british army - the "Inverted Gin Bottle" one very interesting building - that still serves today as barracks for the chinese army corps stationed in Hong Kong)
6. Lang Kwai Fong - go discover for yourself.
7. The Waterfront on Central side is also spectacular.
8. The ferry terminal is not only serving for the crossing to Tsim Sha Tsui - but you will find ferries to Lantau and several other places around Hong Kong. (Heliport is on top of the ferry terminal - so if you are about to take a chopper - this is the place).
9. Going up to Victoria Peak - well, you need to pass through Central.
I guess I gave you enough reasons to visit Central - is more than the financial district of Hong Kong, go and see for yourself.
Written 30 April 2019
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Jamshedpur, India1,175 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Central is the main business district of Hong Kong, where several multinational financial services have their headquarters. Also, consulates general and consulates of several countries are located in this area. It is situated just across the Victoria Harbor, easy to access by Ferry. Numerous trendy Sky Scraper and its night illumination is a symbol and a major attraction of HK. The Waterfront offering nice view of Kowloon Peninsula side, the big observation wheel offering lovely day and night views of the harbor, longest outdoor escalator etc. are also available in Central. It also has high-end malls and street shops, restaurants & pubs, nightlife at Lan Kwai Fong etc. A great area to walk through and enjoy the surroundings
Written 28 April 2019
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