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#ddWalker - Discover Wan Chai Architectural Gems and Explore City Design

3 hours
#ddWalker highlights the architectural gems in this neighbourhood. We bring you to the oldest surviving post office, the revitalised Wan Chai Market, Lee Tung Avenue a.k.a “Wedding card street”, the award-winning Blue House cluster, revitalised Mallory Street tenement buildings, and the circular commercial building Hopewell. You get to see all types of buildings and learn all about city design and heritage of Hong Kong in this tour. This trail starts at 7 Mallory Street.
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7 Mallory Street

Address 7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai
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7 Malloy Street is comprised of a cluster of 10 pre-war Grade II historic buildings. After refurbishment, it is now a venue for exhibitions and arts and cultural events.

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Blue House

Address 72, 72A, 74 & 74A Stone Nullah Lane (Blue House) 2, 4, 6 & 8 Hing Wan Street (Yellow House), 8 King Sing Street (Orange House), Wan Chai
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The Blue House Cluster consists of three interconnected buildings: Blue House, Yellow House and Orange House, which were used as academy and timber yard. The Lingnan architecture style of the cluster is preserved during its revitalisation. Interested visitors may visit the Hong Kong House of Stories located in the Blue House and Yellow House, which showcases the history and architectural features of the Blue House Cluster.

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Lee Tung Street

Address 200 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai
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Lee Tung Street was home to a number of printing shops, and is best-known for printing wedding cards, hence was nicknamed by the locals as “Wedding Cards Street”. The street is now redeveloped into a residential area comprised of a shopping street.

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Old Wan Chai Post Office

Address 221 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai
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The historical Old Wan Chai Post Office, situated at the junction of Wan Chai Gap Road and Queen’s Road East, is the oldest surviving post office building in Hong Kong. It is a simple pitched-roof structure with attractive gable ends and mouldings, conveying an architectural style full of traditional Chinese characteristics.

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Old Wan Chai Market

Address 1 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai
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The Old Wan Chai Market is located on the junction of Wan Chai Road and Queen’s Road East. It is a Grade III historic buildingwith architectural style influenced by the Bauhaus-style of Germany. This building was a pioneering style at the time of its construction. Only the building envelope and the front façade of the market are preserved after its reconstruction into a residential tower.

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Hopewell Centre

Address 183 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
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The 66-storey Hopewell Centre is designed by Gordon Wu, the chairman of Hopewell Holdings Limited. It was the tallest building of Hong Kong and Asia in the 1980s. Apart from serving as the headquarter of Hopewell Holdings, it is also a landmark of Wan Chai offering a revolving restaurant, shopping mall, Chinese restaurant and food outlets.

#ddWalker - Discover Wan Chai Architectural Gems and Explore City Design