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Top Choice Horse Racing in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Happy Valley Racecourse

An outing at the races is one of the quintessential Hong Kong things to do, especially if you're around during the weekly Wednesday evening races. Punters pack into the stands and track-side, with branded beer stall…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Second Draft

Tall windows wrap around a magisterial sweep of wooden bar at this Tai Hang neighbourhood gastropub, the sort of civilised joint where everybody knows everybody. A curated line-up of local beers favours the faultles…
Top Choice Architecture in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Blue House Cluster

A rare heritage protection success story, the 1920s Blue House is one of Hong Kong's last surviving wooden tenement buildings. The graceful, four-storey structure, featuring cast-iron balconies reminiscent of New Or…
Top Choice Market in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Chun Yeung Street Market

Hop on a tram bound for North Point, and past Fortress Hill you’ll turn into a narrow street teeming with market stalls and old tenement buildings. This is the famous Chun Yeung Street Market, and at 5pm it’s so bus…
Top Choice Museum in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence

Housed in a coastal fort (c 1887) that guarded the eastern sea entrance into Hong Kong harbour (via the narrow Lei Yue Mun Channel), this excellent museum whisks visitors through six centuries of coastal warfare, fr…
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Asia Society Hong Kong Centre

Hong Kong's Asia Society moved to these fabulous new digs in 2012, enclosing an art gallery, theatre, restaurant and gift shop all open to the public. The hillside complex is a lovely place to wander, incorporating …
Top Choice Cantonese in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Kam's Kitchen

A family feud at the venerable Yung Kee in Central created this excellent-value spin-off. Kam's Kitchen serves classic, labour-intensive Cantonese dishes like prawn stuffed with crab roe and oysters sizzling with gi…
Top Choice Park in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong Park

A hillside oasis squeezed between Central and Admiralty, Hong Kong Park was built in 1991 over part of the former Victoria Barracks. Terraced landscaping connects tree-lined pathways with various family-friendly att…
Top Choice Bar in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Botanicals

On the 1st floor of gorgeous heritage pile the Pawn, Botanicals draws after-work imbibers to its stylish twin bars and colonial-chic verandah for wines by the glass, craft beers and playful cocktails (after 5pm) inc…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Lock Cha Tea Shop

Set in the lush environs of Hong Kong Park, Lock Cha serves fragrant Chinese teas and vegetarian dim sum in an antique-styled environment designed to resembled a scholar’s quarters. There are traditional music perfo…