Hong Kong Island West is the most traditional neighborhood in the Special Autonomous Zone. It’s also one of the oldest parts of Hong Kong, with several ancient temples and traditional markets. Hotels in Hong Kong Island West are removed from the buzz of the Central area to the east.
This is a fascinating place to be based, especially for anyone curious about the everyday lives of residents on the island. Shops and curios on Dried Seafood Street carry mainly Chinese products, including medicinal herbs, dried foods and ginseng. It’s a fun place for foreign tourists to get out and explore.
For tourists, Hollywood Road antique street is one of the most interesting places to shop. Beyond antiques, this road also has Man Mo Temple, the oldest in Hong Kong. It was built in 1847 and is maintained by the organization that operates Fung Yiu King Hospital, located far to the west alongside the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital.
Hong Kong Island West is also a good place to organize daytrips to Aberdeen in the south of the island. Aberdeen is known for its water-based society, including houseboats and a popular floating restaurant. This area is also known for it amusement park and aquarium.
There is a limited selection of accommodation in Hong Kong Island West, most of which is scattered along the north coast. Ferries and the MTR connect from the mainland, while a tram serves the island.