Attractions

Top Choice Funicular in Central District

Peak Tram

This cable-hauled funicular railway has been scaling the 396m ascent to the highest point on Hong Kong Island since 1888. A ride on this clanking tram is a classic Hong Kong experience, with vertiginous views over t…
Top Choice Notable Building in Central District

HSBC Building

This unique building, designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster in 1985, has stood the test of time – more than 30 years on, its magnetism can still be felt in Central. On completion it was the world’s most ex…
Top Choice Museum in Central District

Tai Kwun

The long-awaited reinvention of Hong Kong's Central Police Station as a heritage and arts complex opened in May 2018. It's impressive and vast, with two courtyards and more than a dozen blocks that were formally dor…
Top Choice Museum in Central District

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

This multilayered museum records 2000 years of Chinese maritime history and the development of the Port of Hong Kong. Exhibits include ceramics from China’s ancient sea trade, shipwreck treasures and old nautical in…
Church in Central District

St John’s Cathedral

Services have been held at this Anglican cathedral since it opened in 1849, with the exception of 1944, when the Japanese army used it as a social club. It suffered heavy damage during WWII, and the front doors were…
Historic Building in Central District

Dr Sun Yat-Sen Museum

Dr Sun Yat-Sen was a key figure in the fight to establish a Chinese republic and served as its first president in the days after the revolution in 1911, later founding the Kuomintang – Chinese Nationalist Party. Hou…
Sculpture in Central District

Exchange Square

This complex of office towers houses the Hong Kong Stock Exchange but what comes as a complete surprise in Central's urban forest is the attractive, elevated sculpture garden at its heart. Here water buffalo graze a…
Mosque in Central District

Jamia Mosque

Also called Lascar Mosque after the Indian sea people it was originally built for, Hong Kong's oldest mosque is a mint-green beauty now dwarfed by the Mid-Level high-rises. The first mosque on this site was erected …
Notable Building in Central District

Bank of China Tower

The awesome 70-storey Bank of China Tower, designed by IM Pei, rises from the ground like a cube, and is then successively reduced, quarter by quarter, until the south-facing side is left to rise on its own. Some ge…
Landmark in Central District

Central–Mid-Levels Escalator

The world's longest covered outdoor people-mover zigzags from Central's offices to homes near Conduit Rd in the Mid-Levels using an 800-metre system of escalators and walkways. Embark and watch the streets unveil – …