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Take a look at street art in Hong Kong’s relaunched Old Town Central

Set in a new tourist district in a compact neighbourhood

Costel Sandu,Anthony Costello,Mars El Brogy
Thursday 03 May 2018 14:22 BST
Old Town Street Art Hong Kong

Old Town Central was relaunched by the Hong Kong Tourism Board last year. It is an area that brings together unique tourism hotspots in Central and Sheung Wan.

Old Town Central is one of Hong Kong's most quintessential neighbourhood

To give visitors a unique perspective when exploring this area, five themed walking routes have been designed, highlighting historical architecture and landmarks, arts and culture, dining outlets and lifestyle boutiques.

And they must watch out for tucked away street art and graffiti in some of the streets and alleys particularly around Hollywood Road.

HKTB Chairman Dr Peter Lam said: “Each district in Hong Kong has its unique culture and characteristics, and Central is an important landmark in the development of Hong Kong history.

This mural of Bruce Lee is done by Korean graffiti artist Xeva using his mosaic technique

“It is a place where East and West, past and present co-exist and collide. ‘Old Town Central’ is an evergreen promotion programme and new elements will be added to it in the future.”

This mural of old townhouses is a popular picture spot for visitors (Discover Hong Kong)

The Old Town Central programme covers a neighbourhood bounded by Wyndham Street to the east, Caine Road to the south, Possession Street to the west and Queen’s Road Central to the north, with Hollywood Road – one of the first roads built in the city – spanning through it.

This area is one of Hong Kong's most Insta friendly places

Old Town Central is also home to the Man Mo Temple, which was built in 1847 to pay tribute to the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo). Both worshipped in Imperial China, they were patrons of scholars and students who wish to excel in their studies or gain top ranking in the civil exams.

Watch out for QR Codes around different spots such as PMQ, Man Mo Temple, YMCA Bridges Street Centre, Lan Kwai Fong to provide information about Old Town Central and recommended routes.

For more information on Hong Kong visit: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/uk/.

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