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09:56, June 28, 2012

Central(File photo/

Central (中环), the central business district of Hong Kong, was commonly known as part of Victoria City. It is an area on the north shore of Hong Kong Island. It is located across Victoria Harbour from Tsim Sha Tsui, the southernmost point of Kowloon Peninsula. It is the central business district of Hong Kong, and many multinational financial services corporations have their headquarters in the area. Consulates general and consulates of many countries are also located in this area, as is Government Hill, the site of the government headquarters. The area, with its proximity to Victoria Harbor, has served as the centre of trade and financial activities from the earliest day of British colonial era in 1841, and continues to flourish and serve as the administrative centre after the transfer of sovereignty to China in 1997.

The must see in Central:

The peak

Lan Kwai Fong: the most famous nightclub cluster

International Financial Center: the symbol of Central. A very special building

Bank of China Tower: A very special building designed by Ieoh Ming Pei

Statue Square: the headquarter of the legislation department of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong City Hall: a multicultural entertainment center

Star Ferry

Central-Mid-Levels escalator : the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world.

How to get there: MTR Central Station

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