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Highlights Trip

Highlights Trip
Highlights Trip

By Weekend Weekly

Possession Street is the best point to start a day or half-day walk around Central. You can discover heritage sites, explore art, sample local food and hunt for hidden treasures in a warren of narrow streets and alleys. Conclude your trip on Pottinger Street, in the vibrant heart of the neighbourhood.

Possession Street
Possession Street

Ordinary as it may seem, Possession Street has a significant place in the history of Hong Kong. On 25 January 1841, the British navy landed at nearby Possession Point and began 150 years of colonial rule. Originally perched on the waterfront, Possession Street was given a new lease of life through reclamation. The area is now dotted with hip restaurants and boutiques, alongside historic stores where you can still sample a taste of an older Hong Kong.

Address: Possession Street, Sheung Wan
Tai Ping Shan Street
Tai Ping Shan Street

Tai Ping Shan Street is part of PoHo, which also includes Po Hing Fong, Pound Lane, Sai Street and Square Street. In contrast to much of the surrounding area, PoHo is a quiet neighbourhood where shops selling hip goods from around the world are nestled between galleries and teahouses; and design studios meet vintage stores in a discreet little bohemian neighbourhood.

Address: 6B Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan
Tel: +852 6097 1817


Chateau Zoobeetle
Address: 38 Sai Street, Sheung Wan
Tel: +852 9288 2472


L'impression du temps
Address: 58 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan
Tel: +852 2803 2993


Address: 15 Square Street, Sheung Wan
Tel: +852 2362 1086
Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong, Bridges Street Centre
Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong, Bridges Street Centre

Local architecture was greatly enriched when Western and Chinese influences came together during the colonial era. The Bridges Street Centre of the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong is a case in point.

Completed in 1918, the centre is a six-storey blend of Chicago School architecture and Chinese roofing techniques. Founded in 1901, Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong was one of the city’s first youth centres for teenagers. The centre on Bridges Street is the first one in Hong Kong that has an indoor playground, swimming pool, a hall, a fitness centre, restaurants and a hostel. In the early 20th century, it was a major social centre for the Chinese community.

Address: 51 Bridges Street, Sheung Wan
Tel: +852 2540 0526
Man Mo Temple
Gough Street
Pak Tsz Lane Park
Kung Lee Herbal Tea
Hollywood Road
Tai Kwun
Pottinger Street

This is one of five self-guided walks in Old Town Central, Hong Kong’s most quintessential neighbourhood. Be sure to check out the others here.

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