Comic Culture Walk

Comic Culture Walk — Exploring the World of Local Comics and Animation Comic Culture Walk — Exploring the World of Local Comics and Animation
Comic Culture Walk – Exploring the world of local comics and animation map

Comics and animation have been important elements of Hong Kong culture since the 1960s and mirror its social development. Many beloved works, such as Old Master Q, McDull and Chinese Hero form a part of the fond childhood memories of many Hongkongers, with story lines settings and personalities that reflect their lifestyle, values and spirit. Take a stroll through this illustrated world and discover the local way of life.

While you’re there, don’t miss the Wan Chai Walk for a sense of the area’s historical charm.

1 Ani-Com Park@Harbour"FUN"
Ani-Com Park@Harbour

Meet the 30 statues of local animation and comic characters set up at the Wan Chai Temporary Promenade. It’s a selfie-themed garden where visitors can immerse themselves in comic scenes that reflect Hong Kong culture and interact with classic characters.

How to get there

MTR Wan Chai Station Exit A5, walk along the footbridge of O’Brien Road, pass through Immigration Tower and Central Plaza to the Convention Plaza. Turn right and head straight to the footbridge to Great Eagle Centre. Get off the footbridge on the first exit. From there, follow the signs and head to Ani-Com Park@Harbour“FUN” through Fleming Road and Expo Drive East.

2 Tai Yuen Street (Toy Street) & Cross Street Bazaar
Tai Yuen Street (Toy Street)

Looking to add to your toy collection? Come to this long-established bazaar at the junction of Tai Yuen Street and Cross Street. Apart from the array of daily goods, clothing and souvenirs sold for affordable prices in green hawking carts, Tai Yuen Street is also home to a cluster of shops with everything from classic local toys to the latest anime figures. The area near Wan Chai Road is an open-air wet market that is also worth a gander.

Getting hungry? Grab a bite at local cha chaan teng diners or one of the many eateries nearby.

How to get there

From the O’Brien Road footbridge, walk down to Johnston Road and cross the road.

3 Comix Home Base
Comix Home Base

Ten pre-war residential blocks have been revitalised into a complex showcasing Hong Kong’s local animation and comics. Offering more than exhibitions, the Comix Salon on the second floor is a compact but comprehensive reading lounge where you can find some of the most representative works, including local comics translated into foreign languages and comic-related reference books. If you’re a fan of this genre, this is the place to be.

Offering plenty of public space, the architecture fuses Chinese and Western elements, including the well-preserved pitched Chinese tiled roof, ornamental iron balustrades at the balconies and timber French doors.

How to get there

Walk from Cross Street to Wan Chai Road. Continue along Wan Chai Road, then turn left onto Mallory Street.