Hong Kong: Neighborhoods


  • Central

    Hong Kong's historical heart has been a world center of trade and commerce since the mid-19th-century British-colonial era. Streets and squares are lined with architectural landmarks that these...

  • Kowloon

    Just across the harbor from Central, this piece of Chinese mainland takes its name from the string of mountains that bound it in the north: gau lung, "nine dragons" (there are actually eight...

  • Lantau Island

    Manic development is changing Lantau, but the island is still known as the "lungs of Hong Kong" because of the abundant forests, relative dearth of skyscrapers, and laid-back...

  • Southside

    For all the unrelenting urbanity of Hong Kong Island's north coast, the south coast is a rolling landscape of green hills dropping down to picturesque bays and sandy beaches. With beautiful sea...

  • Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, and Eastern

    Explore beyond Western and Central and you'll discover that Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Happy Valley, and the neighborhoods of Eastern are equally as vibrant and reveal another facet of Hong Kong....

  • Western

    Western has been called Hong Kong's Chinatown, and despite the name this is the part of Hong Kong least affected by Western influence. Many of the narrow, jammed streets that climb the slopes of...


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