Old Town - New Experience
Introduction

Leisure Walking Tour around Central & Sheung Wan districts exploring the old faces of Hong Kong.

The Central and Sheung Wan area was where the story of modern Hong Kong began, the area where the British flag was first officially raised, the Tai Ping Shan area where many Chinese first settled in the 1840s. This journey leads you through some of the oldest streets, Chinese temples, the haunts of a famous revolutionary, the Hong Kong’s earliest judicial and police buildings as well as many little shops that still offer glimpses of what life was like when a world city was still in the making.

 

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Reservation
Tour Characteristics
  • MTR Central Station Exit "K" ground floor.
  • HSBC Head Office Building
  • Duddell Street Steps & Gas Lamps
  • Ice House
  • Tai Kwun - HK Heritage and Art
  • Pottinger Street (Stone Slab Street)
  • Central Mid Levels Escalator
  • Hollywood Road
  • PMQ
  • Wing Lee Street
  • Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong
  • Man Mo Temple
  • Upper Lascar Row (Cat Street)
  • Possession Street
  • Taste Local Snacks - French Toast & HK Style Milk Tea
  • Ding Ding Tram Ride 》Starting Point
    • MTR Central Station Exit "K" ground floor.
    • HSBC Head Office Building
    • Duddell Street Steps & Gas Lamps
    • Ice House
    • Tai Kwun - HK Heritage and Art
    • Pottinger Street (Stone Slab Street)
    • Central Mid Levels Escalator
    • Hollywood Road
    • PMQ
    • Wing Lee Street
    • Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong
    • Man Mo Temple
    • Upper Lascar Row (Cat Street)
    • Possession Street
    • Taste Local Snacks - French Toast & HK Style Milk Tea
    • Ding Ding Tram Ride 》Starting Point
Tour Highlights Tour Itinerary

Duddell Street Steps and Gas Lamps

The old-style lamps at the head and feel of the steps were built between 1875 and 1889, and are the only four original gas lamps remaining in Hong Kong.

 

Ice House Street

In 1845, the Hong Kong Ice Company was founded. It was set up with the intention of selling ice blocks from the United States. These were transported to the colony on clippers and traded as a commodity. To persuade the company to sell ice to local hospitals at cost price, the Government of Hong Kong granted the company the site for an ice house rent-free for 75 years. The building eventually lent its name to the street it was situated on; it was Hong Kong's only source of ice, because that there were no "commercial ice-making facilities" in the colony.

 

Tai Kwun (Central Police Station Compound)

The Central Police Station Compound represents the introduction of the British judicial system to Hong Kong.  Historical significance aside, Tai Kwun is a magnification work of architecture.

 

Pottinger Street

The pavement of unevenly stone slabs made it easier for commuters and merchant bearers to walk on.  Because of the unique design, locals still refer to it today as "Stone Slab Street".

 

Central Mid-Levels Escalator

A 800 meters long, the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator is the world's longest covered outdoor escalator.  It is a fun way to check out the bustling city hillside which contains great restaurants and shops.

 

Hollywood Road

One of the oldest streets in Hong Kong, Hollywood Road is lined with galleries and antique shops offering ancient and contemporary, Asian and Western works.  A very different expression of creativity can be seen in the form of graffiti on the walls of the many little alleys leading off the street.

 

PMQ

Formerly the Police Married Quarters, PMQ now is houses works by promising young artists and designers in Hong Kong.

 

Wing Lee Street

The rows of old tenement buildings were built in the 1950s.  Some local movies were filmed at Wing Lee Street.

 

Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong

Local architecture was greatly enriched when Western and Chinese influences came together the colonial era.  Completed in 1918, the centre is a 6-storey blend Chicago School architecture and Chinese roofing techniques.

 

Man Mo Temple

Man Mo Temple pays tribute to the God of Literature and the God of War.  The well-preserved historic building houses a bronze bell dating back to 1847 and a sedan chair from 1862, and comprises granite pillars, granite door frames, engraved wood plaques and ancient mural paintings.

 

Upper Lascar Row

It is also named as "Cat Street".  The highlight of Upper Lascar Row is the seemingly endless row of antique stores, offering an eclectic collection of Chinese calligraphy, arts and vintage furniture.

 

Possession Street

It 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.

 

French Toast & Milk Tea Hong Kong Style

French Toast Hong Kong Style is made by deep-frying sliced bread dipped in beaten egg, served with butter, and topped with golden syrup or sometimes honey.  It is frequently made as a sandwich, with a sweet filling.

Milk Tea is Hong Kong's undisputed king of drinks.  Stemming from the British colonial practice of adding milk (usually evaporated milk or condensed milk) to black tea, the Hong Kong version is strained through a sack cloth to encourage smoothness. Hong Kong people consume a total of over 900 million glasses / cups a year.

Both French Toast and Milk Tea are typical offerings in Hong Kong teahouses.

 

Ding Ding Tram Ride

Ding Ding Trams in Hong Kong have not only been a form of commuter transport for over 110 years, but also a major tourist attraction and one of the most environmentally friendly ways of travelling in Hong Kong.  The tram system is the only one in the world operated exclusively with double-decker trams, and is one of only three non-heritage tram systems in the world that use double-deck cars.

Meeting Point : MTR Central Station Exit K (Ground Level)

Tour starts at 1:00pm

Routing :

  • Hong Kong Bank Head Office Building
  • Duddell Street Steps and Gas Lamps
  • Ice House Street
  • Tai Kwun (Central Police Station Compound)
  • Pottinger Street (Stone Slab Street)
  • Central Mid-Levels Escalator
  • Hollywood Road
  • PMQ
  • Wing Lee Street
  • Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong
  • Man Mo Temple
  • Upper Lascar Row (Cat Street)
  • Possession Street
  • Taste Local Snacks : French Toast and Bottled Milk Tea Hong Kong Style
  • Ding Ding Tram Ride back to the starting point

 

Tour ends at around 4:00pm

This Tour Includes
One Way Ding Ding Tram Ride
Terms & Conditions

  • Minimum of 2 participants required for this tour to operate. For 1 participant, please email your request to enquiry@tour3g.com for availability.
  • Tour price includes travel accident insurance. Tour participants must provide: 1. Full name in English on travel document; 2. Travel document number; 3. Date of Birth. Failure to provide correct information will result in the service not provided.
  • Tour price does not include tips and gratuities to guides, other items that are not included in the itinerary and other service personnel.
  • For other terms and conditions, please refer to the page of "Terms and Conditions" below.

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