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WAN CHAI

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Today, Wan Chai is a very busy commercial district. New high-rise commercial buildings are built on the northern shoreline where the sea was reclaimed.

Wan Chai by night
Wan Chai by night
A part of Wan Chai neighborhood has earned a reputation as a former red light district.

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Wan Chai by night
Wan Chai by night
The numerous bars, pubs and discos in the red-light district part of Wan Chai are still popular with tourists and visiting US sailors.

Wan Chai is also famous for its huge choice of different restaurants, i.e. Thai, Italian, Cantonese, Philipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Indian and so on...

Wan Chai by night
Wan Chai by night
Wan Chai district is well known for its bright lights of entertainment area while Causeway Bay is better known as Hong Kong shopping Mecca.

Lockhart Road is a road spanning the whole length of Wan Chai from east to west on the Hong Kong Island. Part of Lockhart Road near its western end is considered as a red light district with many bars, pubs and nightclubs.

Wan Chai by night
Wan Chai by night
Traditionally, the Wanchai District was where sailors and businessmen headed. During the Vietnam War, Hong Kong's nightlife spread across the harbour. Hong Kong is still a popular R&R centre for warships on patrol in the area.

These days, Wanchai has become respectable with an excellent selection of restaurants and up-market pubs. The number of fishy bars and discos has decreased and being replaced by banks, 7-Eleven outlets or up-market places.

Wan Chai by night
Wan Chai by night
Tonnochy Night Club was a historical night club in Hong Kong.
Wan Chai by night
Wan Chai by night
Various Nightclubs, Karaoke and saunas can still be found around Lockart road area.
Wan Chai by night
Wan Chai by night
Many restaurants offer round-the-clock service to cater to office workers, late night revelers and everyone in between.
Wan Chai by night
Wan Chai by night
Around Lockart road, various sauna and mahjong parlours can still be found.


Wan Chai Southorn Playground
Wan Chai Southorn Playground
Southorn Playground is a sports and recreational facility located in the heart of Wan Chai district.
Woo Cheong Pawn Shop
Woo Cheong Pawn Shop
Four historical shop-houses (60 - 66 Johnston Road) have been preserved. The four bays of balcony type tenement buildings form a continuous facade verandah facing Johnston Road.

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Woo Cheong Pawn Shop
Woo Cheong Pawn Shop
Woo Cheong Pawn Shop was built in 1888.
Woo Cheong Pawn Shop
Woo Cheong Pawn Shop
The 4 shophouses have been preserved and restored. The aim was to preserve the building's historic integrity while bringing new life to the space. It is now a bar and restaurant called "The Pawn".
Li Chit Garden
Li Chit Garden
A triple-story, decorated archway with a pre-war frontispiece wall featuring an artistic touch of traditional buildings has been built right opposite to Li Chit Garden in Li Chit Street after the garden's reconstruction. The worst preservation, i.e. razing original building and rebuilding fake facade.

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Ship Street
Ship Street
This building, which is located at 18 Ship Street, has been identified by the Antiquities and Monuments Office as a grade II historical building.


Old building
Old building in Wan Chai
Old building
Old building in Wan Chai


Old building
Old building
This old building is still located on Jaffee road near the Hotel Novotel Hong Kong Century. It is interesting as it features an old shophouse and an old tong lau with balcony.
Old building
Old building
This old shophouse is still located on Lockart road. It is in an area full of shops selling decoration items.
Old buildings
Old buildings
Wan Chai still features a mix of old and modern buildings.
Old building
Old building
Two old shophouses are still located on Johnston road near the MTR station.



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