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Lan Kwai Fong (Hong Kong) – All You Should Know Before You Go

Located in Central, Hong Kong, Lan Kwai Fong is well-known for its colorful nightlife, as shown in the film series Lan Kwai Fong 1/2/3 set in this place. It is one of the famous areas housing many bars and pubs named and decorated in Western styles. Many young people head there after work, order a cup of cocktails in the hidden bars, and soak up the atmosphere.

What makes Lan Kwai Fong in Hong Kong more energetic is festivals and events. It holds carnivals to celebrate festivals like Halloween, Christmas, and New Year, as well as events like Beer and Music Fest and Food Festivals. During the celebration, bars, restaurants, and even the streets are filled with people to party together.

As an area for gathering and relaxing, Lan Kwai Fong offers upmarket food and drinks, sometimes expensive. But it is still a popular destination for locals and tourists.

 

Lan Kwai Fong (Hong Kong) Facts

  • Location: Located at the heart of Central, Hong Kong
  • Opening time: 6:00 pm- 11:00 pm (or later)
  • Ticket: Depends on what you order
  • Time Needed: a few hours or longer
  • Best time to visit: All seasons throughout a year, especially at festivals and events
  • Suited to: Food enthusiasts, night clubbers, and people who like gathering
Hong Kong Lan Kwai Fong
Lan Kwai Fong

What to See and Do in Lan Kwai Fong

1. Enjoy the nightlife at the various bars, clubs, and restaurants

Lan Kwai Fong is quieter in the daytime, and it turns dynamic at night. Bars and clubs are clustered here. You can walk into one of the bars in Lan Kwai Fong, order a cup of drink, and enjoy your happy hour. There are also restaurants for dining, and Grill is one of the best restaurants in Lan Kwai Fong, offering delicious Thai skewers.

Furthermore, you can visit here at festivals and events, party with locals and tourists, and immerse in the strong festival atmosphere.

2. Experience the street culture of Hong Kong

Lan Kwai Fong in Central is an area that shows the inclusive street culture of Hong Kong in a vivid way. On the streets, you can see talented artists singing while playing the guitar, acquaintances talking with a cup of wine in their hands, and waiters walking around and trying to bring customers into their bars or restaurants. Overall, Lan Kwai Fong is an all-embracing place that welcomes cultures and tourists around the world.

3. Discover the history of Lan Kwai Fong

The history of Lan Kwai Fong in Hong Kong can be traced to the 1970s. At that time, an Italian businessman built a restaurant here. Some people who worked in Central wanted to find a place to talk after work. Then they came to Lan Kwai Fong and spent Happy Hour there. Gradually, it became a good place for gathering and an important place for people from Western countries to celebrate festivals like Christmas and New Year.

4. Shop for souvenirs and local products in Lan Kwai Fong

Aside from bars and clubs, there is a Lan Kwai Fong Market where you can buy handicrafts, clothing, electronics, and local products during your trip to Hong Kong. Fashion stores and Vintage shops with Western decorations also attract a lot of tourists.

5. Relax at the spa and wellness centers

Lan Kwai Fong is also home to many spa and wellness centers. After a long day tour of Hong Kong, it will be relaxing to do a spa. Enter a spa center, get a massage, and chat with your friends while listening to music, which is enjoyable and can get rid of your tiredness.

Hong Kong Lan Kwai Fong at Night
Enjoy the nightlife at Lan Kwai Fong

Where to Stay in Lan Kwai Fong?

Before you travel to Hong Kong Lan Kwai Fong, you should get to know where to stay on your trip. There are many hotels in Lan Kwai Fong as it is located in the heart of Central, Hong Kong. The most popular hotels are Lan Kwai Fong Hotel Kau U Fong and Lan Kwai Fong Garden Hotel.

Lan Kwai Fong Hotel Kau U Fong: It is one of the best Lan Kwai Fong hotels in Central and is close to the shopping streets and attractions. The rooms are decorated in traditional Chinese style. Besides, it also has see-view rooms with balconies where you can have a good view of Victory Harbour. Comfortable rooms with unique decorations together with its wonderful services, make this hotel live up to its reputation.

Lan Kwai Fong Garden Hotel: It is a 4-star hotel in Lan Kwai Fong in Hong Kong Central, allowing quick access to the scenic spots around Lan Kwai Fong. This hotel is exquisite and has a strong atmosphere of art. In the reception hall, you can see antiques collected by the owner, wooden furniture, and Chinese style of decorations.

 

Best Time to Visit Lan Kwai Fong

Any time throughout the year is suitable for traveling to Lan Kwai Fong in Hong Kong Central, but the best time to visit there is during festivals and events. At festivals like Halloween, Christmas, and New Year, people gather there and party to celebrate. Besides, at Food and Beer Festivals, there will be performances, through which you can experience the vibrancy of this area.

Since it is a place for nightlife, you are advised to visit there in the evening. Most establishments in Lan Kwai Fong open at 6 pm; you can join a pub crawl and experience the best pubs and bars there. The Happy Hour usually starts at 5 pm and ends at 9 pm, during which you can have the opportunity to get a cup of drink for a special offer.

 

How to Get to Lan Kwai Fong

By MTR: Taking a subway is one of the fastest and most convenient ways to reach Lan Kwai Fong in Central. You can take the Island Line or the Tsuen Wan Line and drop off at the Central Station. After you exit, walk along Theatre Lane and D’Aguilar Street for 5 minutes, and then you will be there in Lan Kwai Fong.

By bus: If you are in Central, you can head to the nearest bus station and take a bus to Lan Kwai Fong Station or D’Aguilar Street Station. Then take a several-minute walk, and you’ll be there. If you are in other districts in Hong Kong, you may need to transfer once or more.

By taxi: To reach Lan Kwai Fong, take the Red Urban Taxi as only this type of taxi can take you to the urban areas.

 

Attractions nearby Lan Kwai Fong

  • Hong Kong Observation Wheel: It’s an iconic landmark of Hong Kong and is a must-go attraction in your tours to Hong Kong. Riding on the observation wheel, you’ll have a spectacular view of Victoria Harbour.
  • Li Yuen Street East: Located in Central, near Lan Kwai Fong, this street is packed with various shops that offer fine goods, including bags, clothing, electronics, and more. Explore this area during your tours of Hong Kong and buy some local stuff as gifts.
  • Sun Yat-sen Museum: This museum is 600 meters from Lan Kwai Fong and is a place in memory of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the father of the Nation. It exhibits his handwriting and other works as well as other relics related to him. Through these cultural relics, you can learn about his life story.
  • Kwun Yam Temple: It is one of the most famous temples in Hong Kong among its kind. It is a serene and beautiful place, and you can visit there and experience its Buddhist culture in your Hong Kong tours.
  • Sky Terrace 428: Situated near Lan Kwai Fong, it is known as the highest viewing platform in Hong Kong. Standing on the terrace, you can have a great view of the city and take good pictures of the skyline.

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