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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.

Hopewell Centre
Hopewell Centre
In the 1980's the temple called "Ji Kung" was demolished to make way for the building Hopewell Centre. On the floor 62nd, it has a revolving restaurant.

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Admiralty seen from Bowen Road
Admiralty seen from Bowen Road
Bowen Road is a road from the Mid-levels to Wong Nai Chung Gap. It offers stunning views above Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai and Happy Valley in Hong Kong.
Central Plaza
Central Plaza
Central Plaza was the tallest building in Hong Kong (1992 - 2003) and is the 10th tallest building in the world. It is a 78 storey office tower developed at the Wanchai north shoreline.
Happy Valley seen from Bowen Road
Happy Valley seen from Bowen Road
Bowen Road is a road from the Mid-levels to Wong Nai Chung Gap. It offers stunning views above Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai and Happy Valley in Hong Kong.
Central Plaza
Central Plaza
Central Plaza is a modern triangular office building.Completed in 1992, it stands near Wan Chai Bay and occupies 7230m2. The land and construction costs totaled 5 billion HKD. This 374m, 78-story high skyscraper was once Asia's tallest and the world's fourth tallest building. At present it is the second tallest in Hong Kong.

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The famous Lovers' Rock is located on Bowen Road, which is also a nice place for scenery.

Lovers' Rock
Lovers' Rock
The rock is said to have the power of giving happy marriages who worshipped it.

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Lovers' Rock
Lovers' Rock
Lovers' Rock looks like a stone pen sticking out of a stone base. This magical rock is said to have granted happy marriages to pious worshippers. In certain days, couples who want a happy marriage come to the Lovers' Rock to burn joss sticks and candles in sincere worship.
Lovers' Rock
Lovers' Rock
The rock is said to have the power of giving happy marriages who worshipped it.


Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple
Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple
The Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple located in Wanchai is the biggest Sikh temple in Hong Kong.

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Sikh religion was founded formally at the end of the 15th century.

Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple
Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple
A unique feature of the Sikh Temple in Wan Chai is that it provides free meals and short-term accommodation to overseas visitors of any faith.

In year 1975, there were some 2000 Sikhs in Hong Kong.

Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple
Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple
During main holy days and festivals, local Sikh people wear beautiful and colorful clothes including Punjabi suits for women.


Old-styled Cantonese restaurant
Old-styled Cantonese restaurant
Lung Mun was one of the old-styled Cantonese restaurant in Wan Chai. A private developer has bought it for 420M HKD in year 2009.

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The developper was considering two plans to redevelop the site of the four-story restaurant on Johnston Road. The first proposal was to build a commercial shopping complex. Another option was to join other developers to construct a building.

Old-styled Cantonese restaurant
Old-styled Cantonese restaurant
The old-styled Cantonese restaurant is already replaced by a residential tower and a Hang Seng branch office is located in lower floors. The building on the left has also been redeveloped.



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