Wan Chai

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The area
Neighbourhood: Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Wan Chai and Causeway Bay are the retail centres of Hong Kong Island. Filled with shops, malls and restaurants, both areas are bustling with people – tourists and locals alike. Causeway Bay has one of the highest rents on the planet, and is a bit more polished and modern than its Wan Chai counterpart. Beneath the surface there is more than meets the eye – find boutique stores in the above ground floors of buildings and wander into side streets to find interesting restaurants and shops tucked away from the main roads. Wan Chai especially has experienced a modern revival in recent times, with an influx of trendy restaurants and bars around the Star Street area. In addition, both areas contain many of Hong Kong’s iconic tourist attractions worthy of your visit.
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  • Wan Chai • 3 min walk
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Snowy’s Cooking Kitchen
Hong Kong, China62 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
之前食過一次,今日再嚟~呢間都算係咁多車仔麵之中最乾淨最整齊一間
又係自己揀幾個餸,要咗菜底,再要埋鮑魚、墨魚條、滷水豬大腸、炸魚片頭…
紅燒鮑魚係$9粒,好抵,燜得夠淋同入味,一碗最多可以加兩隻
墨魚條爽口彈牙,味道幾好,有一粒粒細嘅墨魚肉
滷水豬大腸好食入味,入面唔多肥膏
香辣玻璃魷魚真係有啲辣,但係魷魚好好食夠爽口
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Written 8 January 2022
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Truthful Reviews
London, UK7,376 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
I love Wan Chai. Although I live Mid-Levels I’d love to move to Wan Chai as I think it has it all, the markets, great people and a vibrant new atmosphere coupled with the old Style of Hong Kong. New and old buildings alike. The Blue House, wan chai market, Triangle Street for great fruit and vegetables. Cheap electrical shops. Head to Wan Chai pier to hop over to Tsim Sha Tsui for a couple of dollars (HKD). The Central Plaza Building is great for a fantastic view of HK. Get the lift to the 46th Floor for a stunning 360 view.
Written 10 June 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom5,217 contributions
Aug 2020
If you have several days in Hong Kong, Wan Chai is worth exploring. You don’t need a tour as it is easily explored on foot on your own. Allow an hour or two. Probably the best thing about Wan Chai is that you get to see old and modern Hong Kong, sitting alongside each other, cheek by jowl. You can be having a coffee, shopping or finding a wine bar in the smart new areas like Star & Ship Streets or Lee Tung Avenue and then a street or two away, you can turn a corner and find yourself at an open-air butcher’s selling horse tails, with live chickens next door.
If you’re coming from Central, a good way to start if is to jump on the ‘ding-ding’ tram which will take you through the centre of Wan Chai and which is a Hong Kong experience in itself.
What to See:
i) Hung Shing Temple – an easy and quick visit because it is on Queen’s Rd East, is quite small and entry is free. Inside it's all dramatic reds and golds, with smoky incense and statues of gods (see separate review)
ii) Wan Chai Rd Wet Market – it may not be for the squeamish but you’ll see the full range of traditional foods from live chickens to dried seafood. Alongside stalls of ‘1000 year old eggs’, there will be tanks of live fish, and sea creatures that you don't recognise and couldn't begin to know how to cook (I’m still wondering what those slug-like creatures are). The meat stalls can be downright confronting, with curious cuts of meat hanging in the heat while big cleavers are wielded on wooden chopping blocks.
iii) Market Streets & Lanes – Tai Yuen Street or ‘toy street’ is the most well known. There are several cheap and cheerful toy places but there's a wide assortment of goods (beads, jade-like ornaments, orchids, cheap clothing...).
iv) for a change of pace, head to the Starstreet precinct has galleries, street art, and upmarket restaurants, cafes and bars or Lee Tung Avenue which has shopping and cafes.

NOTE: If you want a more structured itinerary, there is a Wan Chai Heritage Trail, a 2hr self-guided walking trail that includes about 15 or so sites. However, it’s easy to just wander Wan Chai.
Written 3 October 2020
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bendavo
southport40 contributions
Jan 2020
A great place to stay when visiting Hong Kong, public transport options are limitless and cheap. Loads of shops, markets, bars and restaurants to try in the busy spot on HK island.
Written 28 January 2020
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Gareth
Shrewsbury, UK5 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
It’s certainly an interesting place, with a lot to see, do and eat. The main issue I had was it was so busy and generally a bit dirty.
Written 30 December 2019
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia12,050 contributions
Nov 2019
Located between Admiralty and Causeway Bay, Wan Chai has so much to offer visitors, well connected to public transport, hidden gems lay around corners and up the hills, Wan Chai is a delightful neighbourhood to stay and explore. We loved mixing with the locals at Wan Chai Park Community Garden, getting fitter on the Bowen Road Fitness Trail and Wan Chai Gap Road, climbing up to Lover's Rock, exploring Stone Nullah Lane to see the beautiful UNESCO heritage listed Blue House Cluster and Pak Tai Temple, and easily catching a bus up to Victoria Peak. Not to mention stunning Thai food at Samsen, discovering Mammy Pancakes and returning to DimDimSum for dumplings and beer.
Written 13 December 2019
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Arjhane
Denver, CO51 contributions
Oct 2019
We went there to eat lunch in Wan Chai based on online reviews. Nothing but noisy, dirty streets with a bunch of hurried, distressed locals.
Written 3 November 2019
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bob2bkk
Bangkok, Thailand5,702 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Wan Chai is an area between Causeway Bay and Admirlty. It is highlighted by many shops, restaurants and local stores. Good walking throughout and it can be reached by tram or MTR. You will see mostly older structures in this area. It is walking distance to both Admiralty and to Causeway Bay, where you might find shopping better.
Written 1 November 2019
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Marco
Schio, Italy3,715 contributions
Sep 2019 • Business
Wan Chai is a metropolitan area situated at the western part of the Wan Chai District on the northern shore of Hong Kong Island, in Hong Kong. Its other boundaries are Canal Road to the east, Arsenal Street to the west and Bowen Road to the south. The area north of Gloucester Road is often referred to as Wan Chai North.
Written 28 September 2019
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dave w
Nowra, Australia740 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Lovely place to experience Hong kong life. Very busy but nice to spend time looking at the shops and enjoying the food
Written 20 July 2019
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