Eastern District Attractions

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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China8,932 contributions
    This is the filming place of various action blockbusters. The feel of urban jungle is way too evident in this easily overlooked corner. While this may be a photogenic attraction for tourists, beware of the accompanying noise that affects local residents.
    Written 18 April 2021
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,453 contributions
    One thing Hong Kong is not short of is shopping malls. City Plaza is a large scale mall in Taikoo Shing, with mostly mid-range shopping. It’s out of the way for most people although it’s easy enough to get to on the MTR. One reason to go here is the Ice Palace Skating Rink, which is a fun thing to do to escape the heat in Hong Kong.
    You will find a large selection of well known, chain-store brands here such as Zara, H&M, Club Monaco, Giordano, Levis, Marks & Spencer, Uniqlo and Superdry. There are a few higher end shops like Coach and Furla but mostly it is affordable shopping.
    It’s pretty family-friendly. In addition to the ice-skating rink, there’s a big Lego store, a ToysRUs and McDonalds. There are plenty of food options other than fast food, including Western style places like the Agnes B cafe, Pret A Manger and the obligatory coffee chains, Pacific Coffee & Starbucks.
    Although it’s very big, I find it a reasonably easy centre to navigate and the large spaces mean that it doesn’t feel over-crowded.
    Like most of Hong Kong, it’s open until late so you can shop until midnight.
    Written 25 October 2021
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  • Komal Lakhani - Shankar
    Singapore, Singapore341 contributions
    This neighbourhood has a lot to explore, restaurants, local bakeries, shops. Everytime I walk around these streets I come across something new
    Written 4 July 2021
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  • Andre Chang
    Taipei, Taiwan1,652 contributions
    The place is easy to reach but there will be many tourists there. But I still like this place because the view is different from others location. It’s a must go in Hong Kong.
    Written 25 June 2019
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  • bmartin992
    London, United Kingdom17 contributions
    A bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort to get there.
    The invasion of HK during WW2 was not a high-point in British colonial history, with HK being completely unprepared for the Japanese invasion from the mainland.
    Makes this historical event come alive.
    And found out that a family friend had actually played a key role in the escape of the one-armed Chinese general!
    Written 12 November 2019
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  • aliyainbali
    Hong Kong, China2,418 contributions
    Heard so much about the wet market so decided to venture to North Point. Decided to take the tram as it was highly recommended. The tram basically goes through the market so you don’t even have to alight if you don’t want to. The scene is typically of HK wet markets, fruits and vegetables look so fresh and the seafood I was told is very good and fresh. I found a great little spice shop that has all the Asian and Middle Eastern spices. There is so much to explore and it’s great to wander around once the tram stop at the station.
    Written 25 August 2020
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  • Hanry Yu
    Singapore, Singapore484 contributions
    Built around the old Taikoo shipyard a century ago, this cluster of parks in the eastern part of the Hong Kong island stretches from quarry bay Kerry Centre, through Taikoo Shing, all the way east to the Sai Wan Ho ferry terminal. This has become my favorite morning walking route of ~6km. There’s easy access to cafe, bakery and restaurants across the streets after the walk. There’s a park for dogs and small pets to run and play.
    Written 23 September 2021
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China8,932 contributions
    Kornhill Plaza is a shopping mall at the eastern part of the island. The large AEON department store is the only point of interest. Otherwise the mall is quite boring and has little to offer.
    Written 7 December 2019
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  • chanslot
    Hong Kong, China91 contributions
    Went there for a overnight camping with a few families with young kids. Overnight residents need to check in by 2pm. Each person gets a pink tag so the staff can differentiate if you are a day tripper or an overnight resident. Check in process was quite smooth. You can borrow their hairdryer at check in too.

    Family dormitories - All the family dormitories are located on a steep hill. So pack light! The dormitory building looks historical. The interior is very plain and simple. You need to do your own bedsheets. We stayed in a room with 4 beds and it’s located on the main hallway. Toilets, showers and kitchen are shared between two other bedrooms.

    Facilities -

    - Playground outside building was fun for kids between the ages of 3-10

    - Archery - good experience for the kids. The coach was mean and strict!

    - Karaoke room - nice decor, friendly staff. Suitable for all ages.

    Bicycle rental - Free bike rental and bikes comes with many sizes.

    Indoor playing facility - visitors can borrow board games and there’s also a bracelet making workshop. They were probably the nicest staff in the campus!

    BBQ - thought it would be more fun for the kids to do BBQ. Big mistake... Very pricey. One BBQ pack is not enough for one person. If you order extra food, it’s HK$8 for one piece of chicken wing. Wow. Also was quite strange to BBQ the food while they were still frozen. Regret not having dinner at the canteen.

    Canteen - Breakfast was simple and quite tasty ... congee, fried noodles and steamed rice rolls. Lunch was surprisingly decent.

    Horseback riding - there’s a horse riding school run by the HK government and the jockey club at the bottom of the hill. We pre-booked a 30 mins horseback riding lesson for our kids. Kids sat on the horse and went around a small field 4 times. It’s was a good experience. The coach was professional but the greeter‘s attitude was quite poor to our kids. He was impatient, uptight, obviously looking down on us as we are not their regular horse riding students.

    Oh, remember to bring your own drinks when you go there. Drinks from the vending machines are quite pricey.

    Written 19 January 2018
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  • Claude S
    Montreal, Canada3 contributions
    A friend of mine back in Montreal was actually grew up in here and he said I MUST go to Tai On Building to tryout street food there, so I did. Took the tram from Admiralty and slowly traveling east, after half an hour, this giant residential building. Apart from the food there, Tai On Building was actually quite an icon 50 odd years ago as it was the first large residential complex incorporating a private garden, parking lot and a shopping mall in east asia. Once I entered the shopping mall, it felt like time was frozen in the 70/80s filled with small mom and pop's stores. Tons of choice like curry fish balls, chicken rice, egg rolls.... Yum! I went there with an empty stomach and left with my belly filled with food. Worth visiting there if you are an food explorer
    Written 29 July 2018
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China147,458 contributions
    This is a battlefield trail taking in 10 stations where you will see ammunition magazine, anti-aircraft batteries, pillboxes and bunker structures along the Wong Nai Gap in what is today the Tai Tam Country Park on Hong Kong Island. It is also the northern part of the Tai Tam Country (loop) Trail. The Wong Nai Chung Gap Trail is 2.8 km in distance, paved throughout and mostly flat with a slight descend of 50 metres from start to finish, making this one of the easiest hikes you'll find in this area of the city.

    The trailhead is found just before the Parkview Residential Towers on Wong Nai Chung Gap Road, at the same small carpark where you find the Hong Kong & Wilson trailheads. The trail is very well marked with direction signs and each of the 10 stations has an posted information boards, describing the war relic, important notes about battles faced here as well as the allied soldiers involved in the heavy fighting that took place here during the Japanese invasion in Dec 1941.

    Along the trail, you will see not only important historic war relics but nice vegetation as well as outstanding viewpoints of the Wong Nai Gap area, Happy Valley, the Hong Kong Skyline, Victoria Harbour and the Kowloon Skyline in the distance.

    Note: You can use the Hiking Trail HK app on your mobile to follow the trail but in all honesty it is not really necessary due to the very good trail signage throughout. Do note that Stations 9 and 10 are back up the Wong Nai Gap Road around, almost directly across from the Hong Kong Cricket Club. They are situated on both sides of the Esso petrol station, these are the only two that roadside. The first 8 stations are back on the main trail within the Country Park.

    Note: War history buffs will find this to be a rewarding hike and trail. You may also enjoy seeing the Pinewood Heritage Trail, seeing the war relics in the Lung Fu Shan Country Park on the northwest side of Victoria Peak. On the Kowloon side, try the Devil's Peak Battery and Redoubt as well as the Shing Mun War Relic Trail on the old Gin-Drinkers Line just south of the Shing Mun Reservoir.

    Note: For those interested in Hong Kong's best viewpoints, you can combine a visit to the Wong Nai Chung Gap Trail with an ascend up to Jardine's Lookout which is a 1 km climb up the shared Hong Kong and Wilson Trail mentioned above. From 430 metres, this is one of the very best viewpoints of the HK's famous skyline and Victoria Harbour. Do this detour hike first, descend back from where you came and you'll be at the start of the Wong Nai Chung Gap Trail, where you can then do the easier battlefield hike.
    Written 27 November 2021
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  • Lorraine T
    Sydney, Australia12 contributions
    I like their coffee, they never burn the coffee nor the milk. I noticed they use illy coffee beans and Meiji milk which are good in quality I reckon.

    I am in love with the stunning harbour view. It is always a little treat for myself during the day to have a break (coffee and the view)at the Public on 37F.
    Written 28 August 2017
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  • mondragon
    London, UK237 contributions
    This is one of our most favourite department stores in the world as it has a good mix of high end and high street- it doesn’t reall have designer but all goods are well sourced. They also have a stunning food hall and grocery store in the basement. Items we always purchase are kids character bed linen as they have all different sizes with high thread counts, Japanese knives, Kids character cutlery and plates and food! The basement restaurant on the right as you walk in from the MTR is excellent value for money for their lunch sets. We always return to this store!
    Written 1 January 2020
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  • Annieadams1958
    Stoke-on-Trent, UK70 contributions
    A beautiful, well maintained cemetery with plenty of information about the history of why & how the personnel who are buried there died. Also memorials to those who died but are not buried there. There was a register there which gave the names of all the fallen. Very thought provoking and very emotive.
    Easy to get to. MTR to Chai Wan then the 16x bus which drops you right ourside. If you carry on up the hill you can get a bus back down to where you can get on the MTR again. We also saw the Bhuddist and Muslim cemeteries which take up a very large area of the hillside and valley below. Glad we went.
    Written 23 November 2019
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China147,458 contributions
    Oi! Oil Street Art Space is an interesting attraction where you can enjoy a Grade II Historic Building that has been preserved and repurposed into a contemporary art exhibition centre in the Fortress Hill area of the city. The venue is open from 10am to 8pm (Tues - Sun) and 2pm to 8pm (Mon).

    What you find here is the old clubhouse of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. The small cluster of buildings were constructed in 1908. They feature red brick exterior and arts and crafts architectural style of the early 20th century. The Yacht Club moved locations in 1939. The property was then taken over by the HK government until 2010 when it was designated for refurbishment and future use as a visual arts and education centre.

    The Oi! venue opened to the public in 2013 and is free for the public to visit. There are four small galleries with changing contemporary, visual art and education minded exhibitions. They are usually interesting and worth spending a few minutes to enjoy. Allow 30 minutes to visit each of the galleries.
    Written 23 May 2021
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