Wan Chai Heritage Preservation Tour
Wan Chai, known as "Ha Wan", began as a small cove with a quiet sandy bay, it was a small fishing community home to just a handful of villagers. During the early colonial days, demand for labour attracted those on the fringes of society such as coolies, rickshaw boys and hawkers to set up home in Wan Chai. From its humble beginnings, Wan Chai is now Hong Kong's second business district with many modern sky scraping office towers, world class convention facilities and trendy entertainment areas.
In this tour, you will learn about the changing faces of Wan Chai and the impact these changes have had on the areas social fabric over the past decades. You will explore the vanishing facets of folk life and local tradition.
1) Pak Tai Temple
2) Blue House Cluster
3) Wan Chai Market
4) Old Wan Chai Post Office
5) Wo Cheong Pawn Shop
Date: by appointment only (One month in advance)
Duration: 1.5 hours* / 2 hours
*Suggested duration of tour for students at/under primary 3 is around 1.5 hours; for students at/above primary 4, it is around 2 hours.