Wan Chai

In the Hong Kong district of Wan Chai, you'll find yourself immersed in a world of contrasts. From its bustling streets to its hidden gems, Wan Chai offers a unique blend of tradition and modernity. Whether you're a culture enthusiast, a food lover, or a shopaholic, the place has something for everyone.

Wan Chai is renowned for its bustling markets. Explore the sights, sounds and smells of Wan Chai Market, which consists of the wet market building and street stalls surrounding it. Here, you can find stalls selling meat, seafood, fresh vegetables and fruits, as well as a street lined entirely with toy shops.

After wandering through the market, step into the historic Blue House. It’s one of the few remaining tenement buildings in the city and a UNESCO-recognized heritage site. Marvel at the intricate architectural details and learn about the life of early residents and the local culture through public tours, exhibitions and workshops. For another architectural gem, visit the Pak Tai Temple, built by local residents in 1863 and dedicated to the Taoist deity of the sea. The temple's ornate decorations and serene atmosphere offer a peaceful respite from the bustling city.

When the sun sets, Wan Chai comes alive with its vibrant nightlife scene. From trendy bars to chic lounges, there's no shortage of options. For a dose of Hong Kong nostalgia and reasonably priced drinks, head to Tai Lung Fung, marked by its bold pink neon signage and red metal shutters. Sip on expertly crafted cocktails, including their Lemongrass-tini and plum wine-based Plum Classic. If you're in the mood for live music, drop by The Wanch, a legendary live music venue that has hosted local and international acts for decades.

No visit to Wan Chai is complete without savoring its diverse culinary offerings. Indulge in a sumptuous dim sum feast at one of Wan Chai's many restaurants, like Yixin Restaurant, which serves both dim sum and authentic Cantonese dishes, and Lung Dim Sum, where you can sample innovative dim sum items. Wonder the alleys and street corners and you'll soon stumble across Hong Kong street food vendors. Try local favorites like curry fish balls and egg waffles. End your culinary adventure with a visit to a dai pai dong, a traditional food stall, such as Chung Kee in the Lockhart Cooked Food Centre, where you can savor mouthwatering stir-fried dishes.

The Floristry is a Hong Kong florist with a seasonally changing curation of flower bouquets for flower delivery across Hong Kong Island (including Wanchai), Kowloon and New Territories.