Wan Chai - Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Lockhart Road, Times Square, Gloucester Road

Wan Chai is a vibrant district, situated on central Hong Kong Island, bordering Central district to the West and Eastern district to the East. Together with Central, it is the district that has the largest number of skyscrapers and the most impressive skyline in Hong Kong. Wan Chai is the most central neighbourhood in the Wan Chai district, that also includes part of Causeway Bay.
Wan Chai is 100% Hong Kong, filled with a mix of crowded streets, neon lights, luxury hotels, cheap stores and restaurants, luxury hotels, wide roads, gritty streets, rundown residential highrises, well maintained parks, expensive department stores and tall skyscrapers! Wan Chai is filled with skybridges above trafficated roads. The southern part is very hilly and is sloping towards the mountains in the middle of Hong Kong Island. Gloucester Road, parallel with Victoria Harbour, is the most impressive one. From its skybridges you have really impressive views over the city! Hennessy Road and Lockhart Road are other examples. The most importants buildings in Wan Chai are Central Plaza, HK:s 3rd tallest skyscraper (that also offers a free observation deck), the huge Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre at Victoria Harbour and Hopewell Centre with its rotating restaurant and glass elevators. Wan Chai is also known for its bar districts, its restaurants and its wide range of different religious buildings. Wan Chai was actually my favourite district in Hong Kong, even though we just visited once. Don't miss part 1.

Gloucester Road, Wan Chai Wan Chai streetscape Wan Chai streetscape Lockhart Road, Wan Chai Wan Chai streetscape Wan Chai streetscape Intersection of Johnston Road/Wan Chai Road/Fleming Road Intersection of Johnston Road/Wan Chai Road/Fleming Road Johnston Road Wan Chai 2 09 Wan Chai 2 11 Wan Chai 2 12 Hennessy Road is an important thoroughfare for the charming double decked trams. We took a ride Eastwards. Wan Chai 2 14 Luxury cars, trams and Thai restaurants are all important parts of Wan Chai. Hennessy Road from the tram Hennessy Road from the tram Hennessy Road from the tram Hysan Place, Hennessy Road Hennessy Road from the tram. This intersection looks a bit like New York's Times Square. Hennessy Road near Times Square. Hennessy Road from the tram. Hennessy Road from the tram. Causeway Bay Regal Hotel, a golden luxury hotel. Hennessy Road from the tram. Causeway Bay, Wan Chai district. Hong Kong's school girls have uniforms, and so have the boys. Hennessy Road from the tram. Causeway Bay, Wan Chai district. Hennessy Road from the tram. Causeway Bay, Wan Chai district. Wan Chai 2 30 Wan Chai 2 31 Sogo, a Japanese department store Hennessy Road,  Causeway Bay, Wan Chai. An area that reminds of Tokyo. Hennessy Road,  Causeway Bay, Wan Chai. An area that reminds of Tokyo. Traffic in the sky! Hennessy Road,  Causeway Bay, Wan Chai. An area that reminds of Tokyo. Hennessy Road,  Causeway Bay, Wan Chai. An area that reminds of Tokyo. Times Square is a shopping center and office tower complex, opened in 1994. Times Square in Causeway Bay, Wan Chai district. A popular place to celebrate new years eve, just like at its namesake in New York. Times Square has many expensive brand stores. To the left is Living room museum. Times Square Wan Chai 2 43 Wan Chai 2 44 Times Square vertical mall. 8 floors of expensive stores and glass enclosed elevators. Times Square Times Square, shop for more, not less! Times Square, Wan Chai. Wan Chai 2 49 Wan Chai 2 50 Hysan Place shopping mall and skyscraper Hysan Place shopping mall Apple Store, Wan Chai Wan Chai 2 54 Wan Chai 2 55 Wan Chai 2 57 Wan Chai 2 58 Sogo, a Japanese department store Inside Sogo, a Japanese department store View from Sogo, a Japanese department store View from Sogo, a Japanese department store Wan Chai 2 62 Lockhart Road Wan Chai 2 65 World Trade Centre near Gloucester Road. World Trade Centre (WTC) has 40 floors and was built in 1975. It has a passage to Gloucester Road. Gloucester Road is the most impressive road in Wan Chai, probably in Hong Kong with its many skyscrapers, palms and heavy traffic! There are many crossing skybridges where you can get this view, that resembles a science fiction movie, or may be just Manhattan. Gloucester Road is the most impressive road in Wan Chai, probably in Hong Kong with its many skyscrapers, palms and heavy traffic! There are many crossing skybridges where you can get this view, that resembles a science fiction movie, or may be just Manhattan. Gloucester Road, views towards Central. Wan Chai 2 71 Hennessy Road with Hopewell Centre Hopewell Centre in Wan Chai, one of Hong Kong's older skyscrapers, tallest in HK 1980-90, and 2nd tallest in Asia at the moment of completion. It was built in 1980 and has 64 floors. This 216m tall skyscraper has glass enclosed elevators on the facade, and a rotating rooftop restaurant, as well as a rooftop swimming pool. Hopewell Centre from Hennessy Road. Wan Chai 2 75 Wan Chai 2 76 Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple and Highfliff Tower Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple Wan Chai cemetery Wan Chai cemetery Wan Chai by night