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Wan Chai district

Wan Chai district (灣仔區) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is located between Admiralty on the east and Causeway Bay in the west of Hong Kong island.

Wan Chai was made famous as the location of the novel and then film The World of Suzie Wong[?]. Today it could be described as the heart of the city with its girlie bars (no topless, no naked), discotheques, restaurants, hotels, shops and more. It is still the preferred area for visiting US forces.

This area of bars and strip joints is still popular with visiting sailors, who arrive on Fenwick pier[?], which has the only public restaurant on the northshore of Hong Kong island - a McDonald's - there are plenty of things to do and see if you have something else in mind. Johnston Road and Queen's Road East are the two major streets in the area, but the streets and little alleys in between are much more intriguing. Export clothing shops line the streets of Johnston Road and Luard Road and offer by far some of the best value in Hong Kong. Be prepared to dig your way through piles of pants, shirts, skirts, dresses and baby clothes. Spring Garden Lane and Wanchai Road also are must-sees in the area and will give you the chance to see where many of the locals shop for vegetables, fruit and household items.

After a big day out, Delaney's, Joe Banana's and Carnegie's are just a few of the popular spots in Wanchai to grab a drink or dance the night away. Wanchai North, which lies on the other side of Gloucester Road, is a cluster of high rise office towers and hotels.

Facing the harbour in Wanchai is the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, a building boasting the world's largest "glass curtain" (built 1994-1997), a window seven stories high. Just west of Wanchai is the area known as Admiralty, a cluster of office towers, hotels and shopping centres[?]. There is not a lot to see here, but Pacific Place is one of the nicest shopping centres in Hong Kong with mostly middle and high-end stores like Marks and Spencer, Seibu, Armani and Chanel, as well as a variety of restaurants and a movie theater.

The Central Plaza, the second tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong, is located in Wan Chai.

The ceremony of the hand-over of Hong Kong from Great Britain to China was performed in Wan Chai. The first cross harbour tunnel in Hong Kong is also linking Wan Chai with Hung Hom[?].

Hotels in Wanchai include

  • Novotel Century Hong Kong Hotel (4 Star)
  • Charterhouse Hotel (3 Star)
  • Empire Hotel Hong Kong (3 Star)
  • Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (5 Star)
  • Harbour View International House (3 Star)
  • Hotel New Harbour (3 Star),
  • Luk Kwok Hotel (4 Star),
  • Renaissance Harbour View Hotel (5 Star),
  • The Wesley Hong Kong (3 Star),
  • The Wharney Hotel (3 Star).

Bars in Wanchai include

AK's Lounge Century HK Hotel
Amazona 2/F 81-85 Lockhart Rd
Tel 2520 2049
Carnegies G/F 53-55 Lockhart Rd
Tel 2866 6289
Champion Sports Shop C
G/F 31 Queen's Rd East
Tel 2529 0380
China Bar Basement 2 Morrison Hill Rd
Tel: 2121 2321
Chinatown 78-82 Jaffe Rd
Tel 2861 3588
Cinecitta Starcrest, 9 Star St
Tel 2529 0199
Cinta J Shop G4 Malaysia Bldg
64 Jaffe Rd
Tel 2529 6622
Coyote Bar & Grill 114-120 Lockhart Rd
Tel 2861 2221
Cucina on Broadway 5/F The Broadway
54-62 Lockhart Rd
Tel 2217 8000
Daco Ristorante & Bar G4-6 G/F Great Eagle Centre
Tel 2877 1877
Darter's Inn G/F 16 St Francis' Yard
Tel 2866 4888
Delaney's G-1/F One Capital Place
Tel 2804 2880
Devil's Advocate G/F 48-50 Lockhart Rd
Tel 2865 7271
Dreams Cafe 1/F 81-85 Lockhart Rd
Tel 2865 3066
Dusk Till Dawn G/F 76 Jaffe Rd
Tel 2528 4689
dv8 2/F Sun Hung Kai Centre
Tel 2598 1212
Exit Wine & Cigar Shop 1 UG/F
1 St Francis Yard
Tel 2861 3318
Green Shop 7 The Sanlitun
28 Harbour Rd
Tel 2802 0666
The Groovy Mule 37-39 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai
+852 2527 2077
Wan Chai MTR
Open11.30am-late.
Harbour Lounge L1 HKCEC
Tel 2582 7241
Harry's Bar Charterhouse Hotel
Tel 2833 5566
Horse & Groom G/F 161 Lockhart Rd
Tel 2507 2517
ing 4/F Convention Plaza
Tel 2824 0523
JJ's Grand Hyatt Hotel
Tel 2588 1234
Joe Bananas 23 Luard Rd
Tel 2529 1811
La Bamba 20 Luard Rd
Tel 2866 8706
Mes Amis G/F 81-85 Lockhart Rd
Tel 2527 6680
Neptune Disco II 98-108 Jaffe Rd
Tel 2865 2238
New Club Star 3/F 382 Lockhart Rd
Tel 2574 4388
New Makati 100 Lockhart Rd
Tel 2866 3928
Nickleby's Wharney Hotel
Tel 2862 1023
O Tree Cafe & Bar G/F Sun Hung Kai Centre
Tel 2877 7008
Old China Hand 104 Lockart Rd
Tel 2865 4378
One-Fifth Starcrest, 9 Star St
Tel 2520 2515
Poco Poco 46 Morrison Hill Rd
Tel 2575 8010
Pomme de Terre II Shop 9 The Sanlitun
28 Harbour Rd
Tel 2802 1323
Starlight Lounge 28/F South Pacific Hotel
Tel 2831 1254
Strawberry Cafe Disco 48 Hennessy Rd
Tel 2866 1031
Tango Martini 3/F 81-85 Lockhart Rd
Tel 2528 0855
Time After Time 118 Jaffe Rd
Tel 2865 0609
The Royal Arms 89 Lockhart Rd
Tel 2861 3328
The Wanch 54 Jaffe Rd
Tel 2861 1621
Whale Pub III 1/F 178 Johnston Rd
Tel 2591 5532
The White Stag G/F The Broadway
54-62 Lockhart Rd
Tel 2866 4244

The Rotary Club[?] of Wanchai meets every Monday in the Grand Hayatt Hotel for lunch (12:30-14:00). Rotary Club of Wanchai (http://www.rotary.org.hk/wanchai/).



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