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2015 Calendar below for reference
The first day of January 1 Jan
Chinese New Year of the Goat 19 Feb
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Che Kung's Birthday

20 Feb
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also Tam Kung's Birthday

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Day after Mid-Autumn Festival

Monkey King Festival

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Home > Sightseeing > Districts > Hong Kong Island > Admiralty > Pacific Place

Pacific Place

When most people say "Pacific Place" they are actually talking about the Pacific Place Mall which is the lower part of a huge hotel and office development.  Located on part of the grounds of what used to be a British Army barracks (the rest of it became Hong Kong park) it is one of the first major malls in Hong Kong opening in 1988.

There are two huge department stores there.  Lane Crawford and Harvey Nichols, as well as a lot of smaller shops.  Big international names like Body Shop and Hugo Boss can be seen beside major Hong Kong brands like Watsons.  A few small independent retailers also have spaces in the mall; Hong Kong Records CD store is of particular interest if you are tired of HMV!

What there is not is much space to sit down.  The small amount of public seating is uncomfortable benches which are nevertheless generally full.

Should you visit the mall don't forget to check out the public toilets which are really rather special and designed by a famous English designer who has been designing the 2011 renovation of the mall.

Opening hours

Like most Hong Kong malls it is a public thoroughfare so it is physically open all the time, but the shops mostly don't get started until at least 10am, some 11am.  Being connected to office blocks and hotels it has some food places as well, I don't know if any open early for breakfast.

Getting there

Right on the MTR line it makes most sense to take the MTR to Admiralty station.  You could also take the tram there though the views on this part of the line are not special.  Lastly consider walking downhill if you have been seeing something nearby such as the Botanical Gardens or the very nearby Hong Kong park with its nice aviary.

You can also walk from Central using the overhead walkway system of footbridges which makes a nice safe and unusual city walk.  Apart from one small section near Statue Square you'll be above the road all the time!


Hong Kong Park with the nice aviary and large children's playground

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