Hong Kong Trip Part 9: Night Walk at Causeway Bay and Wan Chai

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[Introduction]

I traveled to Hong Kong for five days and four nights in the end of November for the first time in five years. While there is a lot of scenery which has been unchanged, I find out something new whenever I visit Hong Kong. In this article, I will write about night walk at Causeway Bay and Wan Chai as part of Day 3.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Going to Hong Kong
* Day 1: Tsim Sha Tsui
* Day 1: Tsim Sha Tsui (Light-up)
* Day 2: HKU and Kennedy Town
* Day 2: Sheung Wan and Central
* Day 2: Peak Tower and Central (Light-up)
* Day 3: Ocean Park
* Day 3: Montane Mansion, North Point and Causeway Bay
* Day 3: Causeway Bay and Wan Chai (Light-up) [This article]
* Day 4: Wong Tai Sin Temple, Nan Lian Garden and Tian Tan Buddha (Lantau Island)
* Day 4: Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei and Jordan
* Day 4: Sky 100 and Tsim Sha Tsui (Light-up)
* Day 5: Return Home

[Travel Date]
2017.11.26-30

[Main Part]

Causeway Bay (銅鑼湾)

Following the previous post, I will walk around Causeway Bay (銅鑼湾) after dinner. When I went outside from the restaurant, it already started to become dark.""

I took photos with trams around the intersection in front of SOGO, a shopping center.Hong Kong Causeway Bay night tram1

There was a space to wait for a traffic light in the center of cross walk and the view from it was very impressive as trams passed nearby.Hong Kong Causeway Bay night tram2

Hong Kong Causeway Bay night tram3

Personally I like the Tsim Sha Tsui area best in Hong Kong, but I also like the atmosphere of Causeway Bay.Hong Kong Causeway Bay SOGO1

Hong Kong Causeway Bay SOGO2

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There were a lot of department stores and shopping malls in Causeway Bay and they were light up in the evening. For example, “Fashion Walk”.Hong Kong Causeway Bay Fashion Walk

“Hysan Place”, which I visited for dinner.Hong Kong Causeway Bay Hysan Place

There was also an Apple store in Hysan Place.Hong Kong Causeway Bay Apple store

And “Times Square”.Hong Kong Causeway Bay Times Square

Then I left Causeway Bay and moved to Wan Chai, one stop west of MTR.

Lee Tung Avenue (利東街)

Speaking of tourist areas in Hong Kong island side, Central and Causeway Bay are popular destinations while Wan Chai, which is located between Central and Causeway Bay, may be less popular. However, I visited two tourists spots in Wan Chai this time.

To begin with, I visited “Lee Tung Avenue (利東街)”, which is located in the south of MTR Wan Chai station.Hong Kong Lee Tung Avenue1

“Lee Tung Avenue (利東街)” is a shopping mall that was newly opened along with redevelopment in 2016.Hong Kong Lee Tung Avenue2

As it was just before a Christmas season, there was a stage show with snow.Hong Kong Lee Tung Avenue3

Hong Kong Lee Tung Avenue4

I moved to the next destination.""

Golden Bauhinia Square (金紫荊広場)

The final spot I visited on the third day was “Golden Bauhinia Square (金紫荊広場)”, which was located in the north of MTR Wan Chai station.Hong Kong Golden Bauhinia Square1

This golden statue was presented from China along with the handover of Hong Kong in 1997.Hong Kong Golden Bauhinia Square2

So, I saw more Chinese tourists compared to other tourist spots in Hong Kong.Hong Kong Golden Bauhinia Square3

As “Golden Bauhinia Square (金紫荊広場)” was located in front of Victoria Harbor, I saw buildings in Kowloon side (Tsim Sha Tsui) on the opposite offshore.Hong Kong night view1

These were buildings of Hong Kong island side.Hong Kong night view2

This means famous “Symphony of Lights” takes place around here.Hong Kong night view3

Back from Wan Chai to Tsim Sha Tsui by Start Ferry

Just like moving from Central to Tsim Sha Tsui in the previous day evening (see the related article), I will return from Wan Chai to Tsim Sha Tsui by Start Ferry.""

As I didn’t have a chance to take photos of ferry last time, I did it this time.Hong Kong Star Ferry1

Hong Kong Star Ferry2

Into the ferry.Hong Kong Star Ferry3

The ferry started to leave with buildings of Hong Kong island in the background.Hong Kong Star Ferry night view1

The red ship below was “Aqua Luna”,  a cruise ship.Hong Kong Star Ferry night view2

As I mentioned in another article, I think night view from Star Ferry is very impressive.Hong Kong Star Ferry night view3

After I arrived at Tsim Sha Tsui, I returned to hotel (The Salisbury-YMCA of Hong Kong) and the third day of my Hong Kong trip was over.""

[Closing]

That’s it for the article about night walk at Causeway Bay and Wan Chai as part of Day 3 of my Hong Kong trip.

When I visited Hong Kong so far, I usually stayed around Tsim Sha Tsui and traveled around mainly Kowloon side. This time, however, I spent two days (Day 2 and 3) to go around Hong Kong island side and found this area was also attractive. If I have a chance to visit Hong Kong next time, I am going to stay at Hong Kong island side 🙂

In the next article, I will write about Wong Tai Sin Temple, Nan Lian Garden and Tian Tan Buddha (Lantau Island) as part of Day 4.

[Map]

1 SOGO
2 Fashion Walk
3 Hysan Place
4 Times Square
5 Lee Tung Avenue
6 Golden Bauhinia Square
7 Wan Chai Star Ferry Terminal

[Related Link]
Discover Hong Kong
SOGO
Fashion Walk
Hysan Place
Times Square
Lee Tung Avenue
Star Ferry

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