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Things to do in Wanchai - Must-Visit Spots in the City

Here are some of the most popular attractions in Wan Chai that truly deserve their places in any traveller's itinerary.

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1. Golden Bauhinia Square

This is one of the top tourist's attractions Hong Kong has to offer. The Golden Bauhinia Square is the location in which the flag waving and famous fireworks took place during the Hong Kong Hangover. The Bauhinia statue is considered to be the symbol of the city and on each day, at 7.50, the police band salutes the national flag. If possible, visit the Golden Bauhinia Square on the first of a month to watch the flag raising ceremony complete with the police pipe band. The Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong is a great accommodation choice if you wish to explore the Golden Bauhinia Square and many other great attractions in the city while staying at the best boutique hotels in Hong Kong.

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2. Lockhart Road

If you are looking for interesting nightlife options, Lockhart Road is a great choice. The area is famous for topless bars, saunas and plenty of mama sans. Despite the neon lights, bars, pubs and the scantily clad ladies all over the street, the area is surprisingly safe and offers affordable drinks and plenty of people watching opportunities.

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3. Woo Cheong Pawn Shop

As it is evident from the name, the Woo Cheong Pawn Shop was once a Chinese pawn shop. Today, the building is a spectacular sight, restored to reflect is former British colonial glory. Although the pawn shop has reluctantly moved down the street, the building stands today, as a popular tourist attraction for those who love architecture. Located inside is The Pawn, a British gastropub. If you venture to the fourth floor, you will find a rooftop with public access to enjoy a picnic.

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4. The Hopewell Centre

The Hopewell Centre was once the tallest structure in the city. While overshadowed by taller structures, the Hopewell Centre still draws many travellers with a love for heights. The elevator of the building is located at the front of the building and offers a great view of the entire city as it rises from the 3rf floor up to the 52nd floor. This is a great place to visit if you wish for some great city views and photo opportunities.

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5. The Blue House

The Blue House is named after the structure's blue coloured exterior. The Blue House is located on Stone Nullah Lane. The tenement blocks were almost destroyed by some developers. Today, it is a classified historical building that sees many visitors each year. The building has great value as one of the few pre-war tenement structures in Hong Kong that are currently standing. Among the most distinguishing features of the Blue House are the Tong Lau balconies that present an incredible blend of Western and Chinese architectural styles. The Blue House is currently used for businesses and shops as well as the Wan Chai Livelihood Museum. If you have a fascination with Hong Kong's illustrious pre-war period, make sure to pay a visit to the magnificent Blue House on your next visit to the city.