Wan Chai Heritage Trail, Hong Kong

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The Wan Chai Heritage Trail (Chinese: 灣仔歷史文物徑) is a walking trail in Hong Kong. It was launched on 27 September 2009 and is two hours in duration. It was formed by the Old Wan Chai Revitalisation Initiatives Special Committee (OWCRISC) established by the Development Bureau to promote the local culture, history and architectural style of Wan Chai District.
At present the trail features 15 sites, including the Blue House, Wan Chai Market, Nam Koo Terrace and the Starstreet Precinct.

In 2009, at the trail's launch, nine of these properties were undergoing restoration through projects organised by the Urban Renewal Authority and the Development Bureau. It was expected that the buildings would once again be fully operational in 2013–16; meanwhile visitors could observe many of the external architectural features of the sites on this trail.
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  • One of the interesting stops to make on the Wan Chai Heritage Trail is Gresson Street, which is lined with street market stalls. During Chinese New Year season (late Jan - mid Feb annually...  more »
  • Looking for some exercise? Take Wan Chai Gap "road" ( it's really a trail with no cars) up to the top or stop midway and rest your legs and head either direction on the flat trail that traverses the....  more »
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  • The Wan Chai Heritage Trail was formed in 2009 in cooperation between the Wan Chai Revitalisation Initiatives Special Committee and the Hong Kong Urban Renewal Authority as a way to promote area history, heritage, culture and to preserve unique 19th century architecture styles found here that are fast becoming lost to Hong Kong. The Wan Chai Trail includes a host of interesting different historic buildings, temples and market places on or near Queen's Road East. These include The Green House (Burrow's street), Blue House, Yellow House, old Ruttonjee Hospital building, buildings Nos. 186-190 and the Old Wan Chai Market building. Two temples, around Queen's Road are also included. These are Hung Shing Temple and Pak Tai Temple (Lung On Street) as well as several open market areas, Cross Street, Tai Yuen Street and Gresson Street. Other trail inclusions are the historic Pawn and Ovologue buildings on Johnston Street, building No 18 and Nam Koo Terrace on Ship Street as well as the nearby Starstreet Precinct. Overall, you can stroll the area and see each of these heritage buildings and sites in around 2-3 hours depending if you stop at any neighbourhood restaurants or bars. The Pawn is now a popular bar/restaurant and there are quite a few options on Ship Street and within the recently developed Star Street Precinct.
  • It was not clear which part that called as "trail". I went to the blue house cluster but it just a gallery. Not really happy with the "trail" definition.

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