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Top Sights in Wan Chai – Don't miss these top sights

Wondering what are the most popular attractions in Wan Chai? Visit these popular tourist attractions in the city!

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Pak Tai Temple

Pak Tai Temple is located on Lung On Street in Wan Chai and was built by the locals in 1863. Once known as the Yuk Hui Kung, this historical building is under permanent preservation by the Antiquities Advisory Committee. The deity that is worshipped here is Pak Tai, who was known to be the Supreme Emperor of the Dark Heaven. The edges of the temple roof are decorated by dragons in order to symbolize that the temple is protected by dragons. Local legend believes that the dragons represent peace, wealth and good fortune. To celebrate Pak Tai, an annual feast is held on the 3rd day of the 3rd month of the Lunar Calendar, and is a celebration featuring opera performances amongst others.

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Golden Bauhinia Square

One of the main stopovers on a popular tourist trail, the Golden Bauhinia Square was marked as the official handover ceremonial location between China and Britain that was held on July 1st 1997. The flower is about six metres and is placed on a giant granite platform. The attraction is open to visitors during the day and night, but looks best after dusk, as this is when the iridescent neon lights from the towering skyscrapers light up. The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is located next door, featuring a series of photographs from the handover ceremony.

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Wan Chai Heritage Trail

With many hotels in Wan Chai, Hong Kong offers a variety of accommodation options for its visitors to chose from, such as properties like Cosmo Hotel Wan Chai Hong Kong. This trail is ideal for those who wish to learn about the city's distinct heritage and rich history as there are plenty of interesting and beautiful architectural pieces and historically significant places of interest. The trail covers about 15 sites ranging from temples, markets, housing and civil buildings, most of which still remain preserved in its natural vintage glory.

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Tai Yuen Street Market

The Tai Yuen Street Market is a great place to head to when you want to get all your shopping done! The market has a variety of things on sale from toys, clothes, souvenirs, accessories and more! This street market is the epitome of what shopping in the city is like.

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Lover's Rock

Lover's Rock is a large boulder that's phallic shaped and has become quite the popular attraction with love lorn women who wish to have a male child. The rock, some parts painted in red, have its based covered in papers with prayers. The ideal time for tourists to visit here is on the 7th day of the 7th moon during the Maiden's Festival.

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Hong Kong Arts Centre

The Hong Kong Arts Centre, open daily from 10am to 6pm is Hong Kong's main cultural centre as it serves as the hub to promote contemporary art to both local and foreign visitors. The centre also holds various performances featuring theatre, film, dance, fine art and photography displays, while also holding various exhibits, studios and galleries.

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