Wan Chai Heritage Trail
Traditional Chinese灣仔歷史文物徑
Simplified Chinese湾仔历史文物径

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.[1]

At present the trail features 15 sites, including the Blue House, Wan Chai Market, Nam Koo Terrace and the Starstreet Precinct.[2] 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.[3]

List of sites

The Trail is divided into two parts: Architectural Heritage Trail and Cultural Heritage Trail.

Architectural Heritage Trail

Cultural Heritage Trail

See also

References

  1. ^ Old Wan Chai Revitalisation Initiatives Special Committee (OWCRISC) Wan Chai Heritage Trail Press Release (27 September 2009) (in Chinese)
  2. ^ OWCRISC Wan Chai Heritage Trail Official Website Archived 22 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Wong, Olga. HK$20m proposal to turn Star Street in Wan Chai into another Knutsford Terrace. South China Morning Post: C1 (28 September 2009)

Coordinates: 22°16′39″N 114°10′37″E / 22.2775°N 114.1770°E / 22.2775; 114.1770