Central is the main finance and business district of the city, and a hub of constant activity. Major landmarks located in Central include Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong's premier nightlife enclave, and the base station of the quaint Peak Tram. This funicular tramway transports tourists to the summit of Victoria Peak, Hong Kong's highest point, with panoramic vistas over Hong Kong Island and beyond. Central also hosts some of Hong Kong's most renowned Cantonese restaurants, including Yung Kee and Luk Yu Teahouse, both famous for their authentic dim sum. Central's iconic buildings include the Norman Foster-designed HSBC building, the jagged-edged Bank of China Tower and sky-touching edifices of the International Finance Centre.
Getting Around Hong Kong
The best way to get around Hong Kong is using their world-class public transportation system. Light rail, subway, taxis, buses, ferries, trams and the Peak Tram are clean and efficient. Buy a Tourist Octopus Card for about $6 US at 7-Eleven in Tsim Sha Tsui, Mongkok, Central, Sheung Wan, Wanchai, Causeway Bay, Lantau Island and MTR stations.
- Hong Kong International Airport-HKG
- $30 [US] (Kowloon Bay)' $16 [US] (Hong Kong Disneyland)
Things to Do and See Near Central
- Victoria Peak
- Nan Lian Garden
- Temple Street Night Market
- Roof of the IFC Mall
- Hong Kong Museum of History
- Hong Kong Disneyland
- Hong Kong Museum of Art
- Hong Kong Space Museum
- Ten Thousand Buddha's Monastery
- Chi Lin Nunnery