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Hong Kong Famous Bar Street - Lan Kwai Fong

Post Time: Oct 30 2013 By Vicky Lu

Lan Kwai Fong has always been the symbol of Hong Kong bars. When I see the scene of Lan Kwai Fong appearing in Hong Kong films, it often let me wonder what kind of it look like in this famous bar street. In the eve of Halloween, we got the chance to go there to have a look after visiting the Hong Kong Ocean Park.

Lan Kwai Fong in Hong Kong is actually an alley. It is located in the south side of Queen's Road Central, in Hong Kong Island. The main area is just the two L-shaped alleys. Through gradual expansion, it has been connected into D'Aguilar Street, Wellington Street, Wyndham Street, Yunxian Lane, Wing Wah Lane Renshou and together form the largest bar Street in Hong Kong.

Entered the Lan Kwai Fong, the first scene that came to my eyes is the crowded people, mostly because it is in the holiday. These people are divided into two groups: people killing time in a bar and tourists. It is easy to recognize: people who held a glass standing at bar door is killing-time peole; and people who kept the streets taking pictures are tourist. As for us, we took big cameras and took picture around, obviously, we are to tourists.

It has been said that Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city; we can know that from the Lan Kwai Fong bar street. It is more obvious in the Lan Kwai Fong. Most of people on the street are foreigners, although they are talking English, but we can hear the accent from talking. They are from all over the world, but not many local people of Hong Kong.

We just got out of Ocean Park Hong Kong. I did not expect to go bakc to the Ocean Park while we were walking around Lan Kwai Fong. After the research, I found that the earliest founder of this street is Sheng Zhiwen. He is the owner of Ocean Park Hong Kong. It is said that in the early 1970s, when the Hong Kong SAR Government decided to transform Central, Sheng Zhiwen here started Western restaurants named "California".

There were a lot of people coming here to play and go shopping. Some people even came here with their pets over, which attracted many people's eyes, I could not help but go touch them and take a pictures.

In addition to a bar, Chinese and Western restaurant in Lan Kwai Fong is also very popular. People come here to eat dinner and midnight snack. crowds flock. I took a look at the recipes on the street; I found the price was not expensive. In such a crowded place, there were still a lot of people come here to eat.

After we walk over Lan Kwai Fong, we got tired and looked for a bar to go to experience a bit. After enter into the bar, we finally found a four seat table. Bar with high power speakers placed disco music, some people drink and chat, some people sat in the corner of the freely swinging. I asked for two bottles of Heineken beer and they cost 100 Hong Kong dollars. If it is not in holiday, I believe it will be cheaper than this. But compared with Beijing and Shanghai, 100 Hong Kong dollars for two bottles of Heineken is cheaper than in those two cities. 

The deepest impression Lan Kwai Fong gave me was simple and plain, the decoration of most bars is also very simple, colorful signs outside, simple bar desk and some seating. Compared with many bars in the mainland, there is nothing special and they appear to be simpler. People come here not to pursue luxurious decoration, but directed its popularity and fame.

It is also very convenient for visitors to come here. Visitors can take Island Line and Tsuen Wan Line MTR to Central Station, and then go out from Exit D1. And then it is easy to reach. There are many minibuses and buses can get here. When we left there, we took the taxi. But it was quite hard to get a taxi there, unless it happens to have guests to get off here.

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Someone once said: “Or travel, or reading, either your body or soul should be always on the way”.Travel is one of my favorite hobbies. Travel can broaden my horizon and experience the thing I never do before. I think the important thing during a travel is about what you learn along the way in that journey and to always keep your mind open about what you see before you get to the destination.

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