Central District, Hong Kong
it is located in mid-level and surrounded by residential buildings. it was a house of a rich local people and now it is one of our monument.
location: junction of Caines Road and Aberdeen Street, mid -level.
Sheung Wan, near Central is not a very touristy district because it seems there is nothing very exciting about it.
This district is quite old and has a lot of old buildings. So if you walk around, you would get a 'taste' of authenticity.
The picture shows a shop of chinese medecines. There a quite a lot in this district. Sometimes, when it's sunny, people will lay herbs/medicine on the ground so it can be dried. Chinese people strongly believe in its traditionnal medecine. I still remember how it was always interesting to go into those medecin shops for me when I was a child. Indeed, there are big transparent bottles showing all sorts of strange dried herbs or insects.
Tired of eating in nice restaurants? Bored of eating dim sum? It's time to experience something special - let's eat on the street!!!!
Hong Kong is a food paradise, you can find nice food everywhere even at the corner of a street. These food stalls which provide tables and chairs for you to eat on the streets are known as Dai Pai Dong in Cantonese. Don't be misled by the wrong impression that eating there is not hygienic! Many locals like eating at Dai Pai Dong as the food is much more delicious than in a luxury restaurant!
If you plan to hang around the pubs at Soho in Central, don't forget to visit a local noodles stall at the junction of Elgin' Street and Hollywood Road near Soho.
The stall's specialities are rice noodles with beef (ngau lam hor) or shrimp dumplings (won ton and shui gao). A nice meal just costs you less than HK$20 with special experience offered, it really worths a try!
After dinner, it's time for desserts! Next to the noodle stall, there is a dessert stall selling traditional Chinese desserts such as red bean soup (hung dou sa), green bean soup (luk dou sa$i), black seasame paste(ji ma woo), my favourite coconut sago (sai mai lo) and coconut dumplings (tong buc luc). Each costs you around HK$7.
After dessert, I guess there should be not much space left in your stomach for the beer~ haha!
This is I believe the longest elevator in the world, it is 800m long and links the Central Districts with the Mid- Levels.
Opened oct.1994, accessed from Connaught Road, takes aprox, 20min, but it has 29 entry and exit points.
Important notes ;runs downhill from 6am-10am ,then uphill from 10.20am to midnight.
Why do it ? Because its there and now I have ridden it, besides it was raining, the walk down wasnt too bad>
ride the world's longest covered outdoor escalator system which snakes through the back streets of Central. Twenty escalators and three "travelators" comprise this 800-metre-long outdoor "people mover" which links Central and the Mid-Levels, one of Hong Kong's most expensive residential districts. With 29 entry and exit points, it takes about 20 minutes to travel from one end to the other.
This place is ' Hillside escalator'
If you see this escalator, you will be surprised.
It's a really really long escalator and the right and the left side of this escalator are hongkong's typical houses or small shops and restaurants...
I am not sure if this place is a tourist attraction or not.. but It's a interesting place.
But, when you go up to the top of the hill and if you want to come down, you have to use the stairs.......
Explore Central Area in HK Island by foot following Central Mid-Levels Escalators route. Follow this stairs & escalators walkway and wander off the path in any of its sidestreets... many interesting small restaurants from Spanish to Portuguese, Jamaican, Italian, etc. Several souvenir shops as well.
Catholics may want to offer a short prayer at Catholic Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, a short walk west of Caine Rd. This old church (restored in 1890s) could be reached going inside an alley and surprisingly dwarfed amidst tall residential flats. A personal interest site for me as this was where my Portuguese great grandfather was baptised.