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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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List of Places to Visit in Wan Chai – A District of Many Lures

Wan Chai is a party central, a haven for the best dim sum restaurants and a culture buff's paradise. The place has lush green parks, serene temples and marvellous sights to enjoy. Do read on for more.


Explore the Wan Chai Heritage Trail

This is a very interesting walking trail that's made up of two aspects; architecture and culture. The tour consists of 15 stops and takes around 2 hours to complete; since its launch in 2009, this trail has been very popular. If you choose the architectural trail, look forward to discovering the colourful Wan Chai market, Blue House and Nam Koo Terrace. Choose the culture trail and stumble upon the Old Wan Chai Post Office, Pak Tai Temple and Hung Shing Temple. The stroll will leave you in awe of the city's colonial heritage and vintage inheritance as well as its modern architectural side.


Visit the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre for Awesome Exhibits

The HKEC is believed to have an architecture that almost rivals Sydney's Opera House. The place is an icon for culture in the city and is located on reclaimed land at a point visible from across the water. Its exhibits held throughout the year are highly popular with some of the best being the Anime and Comic Convention, book fair and one of the world's largest jewellery fairs. There is a photo gallery chronicling the handover as well as a good collection of restaurants within the centre.


Enjoy a Picnic at Tamar Park

This is the perfect place to unwind when you are not chilling within your Wan Chai hotel. Dubbed to be a place of 'perpetual greenery' Tamar Park located not too far from the Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong is located in Admiralty and extends up to the North Point. Made up of 180,000 square metres of lush greens the place is ideal for a leisurely stroll or relaxing picnic. Best of all is the expansive view of Victoria Harbour from the green. There is a garden café and an amphitheatre that offers interesting skits from time to time.


Relish the Hong Kong Arts Centre

This self-financed institute is a non-profit organisation that's privately run. Since 1977 the place has been famous as a culture hub for artistic representations. A much loved creative space the centre encourages art lovers and culture buffs to explore and understand subjects such as visual installations, photography and ceramics. There are occasional international exhibits there as well as permanent exhibits that showcase Hong Kong's cultural and artistic treasures. The entire creative centre comprises of cafes, galleries, classrooms and theatres.


Visit Oddies Foodies for Amazing Desserts

Stirring up a storm on Instagram's food photography, Oddies Foodies is a takeaway outlet for desserts. Catering to the needs of summertime heat this place has a range of refreshing drinks and thirst busters. Some must tries include street made eggettes and low fat gelato. The fine amalgamation of local and international desserts promises to satisfy all sweet lovers.

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