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2015 Calendar below for reference
The first day of January 1 Jan
Chinese New Year of the Goat 19 Feb
The second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year

Che Kung's Birthday

20 Feb
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Spring Lantern Festival / Yuen Siu 5 Mar
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Birthday of Tin Hau 11 May
Buddha’s Birthday and Cheung Chau Bun Festival

also Tam Kung's Birthday

25 May
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Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day 1 July
Kwan Tai / Kwan Gon's Birthday 8 Aug
Seventh Goddess' Day / Tsat-je 20 Aug
Chinese Ghosts Festival / Yue Lan 27 Aug
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival / Moon Festival 27 Sep
Day after Mid-Autumn Festival

Monkey King Festival

28 Sep
Confucius' Birthday/Teacher's Day 9 Oct
Chinese National Day 1 Oct
Chung Yeung Festival  
Winter Solstice 22 Dec
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Boxing Day 26 Dec


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Home > Sightseeing > Districts > Hong Kong Island > Central District > Lan Kwai Fong

Lan Kwai Fong

This area within the Central District of Hong Kong has since the 1980's been "the place" for nightlife and dining.  It is pretty dull during the daytime, though a few bars and restaurants open to serve lunch to office workers, but in the evenings and on weekends in particular it is a "happening place".

While not as expensive as 5 star hotel restaurant prices there are certainly some high quality establishments that may strain the wallet of the average visitors to Hong Kong, but that is mixed in with cheap eats and fast food joints as well so there is a good mix.

Approach Lan Kwan Fong by walking west along Queen's Road Central until you reach this large junction:

Looking up, which is south, you are looking along D'Aguilar street (named after a 19th century Lieutenant Governor of HK) -- this the way you should walk.  On your left is the strangely quasi-gothic Entertainment Building -- be a tourist and tilt your head to look straight up at the odd looking spires!

As you go higher up you start to see the food outlets, starting with fast food such as KFC and then Ben & Jerries (American icecream) and Pret A Manger (British sandwiches).  On the other side you will see more big names like Haagen-Dazs as well as smaller bars and pubs that only exist here like D26 named after it's address on the street.

The side streets hold lots of different types of eating and drinking places.  In Wing Wah Lane you will find not only "The Plaza" which is a tall building with several restaurants, but also along at the end of it a strange outside dining area that looks like this.

Of course these are the cheap places to eat - and one of the few choices for "outside dining" but not exactly very special places to eat I must admit.

Looking for similar dining experience but with better ambience?  Try Stanley Market!


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