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5 Best Things to Do in Wan Chai – Splendid Attractions for the Discerning Sightseer

The bustling area of Wan Chai in Hong Kong is always an interesting locality to visit. In Wan Chai, you will find a host of interesting things to do that will capture the imagination of the visitor.


Visit Golden Bauhinia Square

Visitors to Wan Chai should undoubtedly take the opportunity to visit the renowned Golden Bauhinia Square. This well-known plaza is considered to be one of Hong Kong's iconic symbols and is a popular attraction for visitors. You will see that the gilded stylized bauhinia bloom which is the focal point of the square measures no less than 6 m and has been placed on a granite pedestal. Although this splendid monument looks impressive at all times of the day and night, it perhaps looks its best after night has fallen, when the gleams of the neon illuminations from the nearby skyscrapers add to the allure of the scene.


Experience the Heritage Trail of Wan Chai

If you truly desire to obtain a first-hand experience of the district of Wan Chai, make it a point to explore the Wan Chai Heritage Trail. By doing so you will be able to see the sights of the area and enjoy its attractions. Since Wan Chai was in fact amongst the first areas in Hong Kong to have been colonized by the British, it is not surprising that it boasts a fine selection of colonial era buildings and other features of interest. You will find that the Wan Chai Heritage Trail will take about two hours to complete and will take you to places like markets, temples, interesting landmarks and other attractions.


Explore Tai Yuen Street Market

Avid shoppers are sure to be captivated by the appealing Tai Yuen Street Market which will undoubtedly capture their imagination. Within the quaintly charming alleyways of this market, you will find plenty of interesting merchandise, primarily clothing, accessories, toys for children and inexpensive souvenirs. Although Tai Yuen is not the only street market to be found in this city, it provides an authentic experience of shopping in Hong Kong. Running in a parallel direction to the main market you will find a fresh market; flanking the market you will also find an array of interesting restaurants housed within the numerous shophouses.


Tour the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Visitors will see that Hong Kong boasts an eye-catching cityscape and one of its primary attractions is the impressive Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. This striking building features an imposing dome of steel and glass that can be viewed from any position on the waterfront and even from as far away as Kowloon. Many noteworthy events have been conducted at this splendid convention venue, including the world's biggest fair for electronics, the largest fair for jewellery on the globe and the biggest toy fair in Asia. If you would be interested in a conveniently located hotel in Wan Chai from which this attraction would be within easy reach, a choice of accommodation to consider would be Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong.


Relax at Tamar Park

On the pleasant harbour front, you will find the attractive picnic area known as Tamar Park. This appealing park which was opened to the public in 2011 is a great place at which to relax and unwind after a busy day of shopping or sightseeing. Here you will have the opportunity to relax beneath a shady tree and take a pleasant break amidst attractive surroundings. From this appealing expanse of greenery, you will be able to view Victoria Harbour and even Kowloon on the opposite side of the waters. The easily accessible Tamar Park is one of the city's popular green spaces.