Things to do in Des Voeux Road West
Des Voeux Road is a historically significant part of Hong Kong– and is named after the 10th Governor of Hong Kong, Sir William Des Voeux. Located close to Hong Kong’s Central Business District, the area is a lively and busy place to visit or stay during an extended stay in Hong Kong. With an excellent selection of luxury serviced accommodation, hotels and other accommodation options in the area – there is something for everybody on Des Voeux Road West.
Originally the location for many of Hong Kong’s dried seafood shops and markets, Des Voeux Road West markets have retained much of their original culture and heritage. With its rich culinary history, the area is also – unsurprisingly – home to an excellent range of local restaurants. Despite its proximity to the modern metropolis of Central Hong Kong, Des Voeux Road West offers an old-fashioned style of living and an authentic Chinese culture.
There are plenty of places to visit on Des Voeux Road West to get a feel for the local way of life. One benefit of staying near the Des Voeux Road West area is its close proximity to some of Hong Kong’s most pleasant parks and green spaces. Close by, visitors will find the King George V Memorial Park, where locals and tourists can enjoy a stroll or a peaceful afternoon in the sunshine. Near the shore, visitors will also find the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park – where you can explore the park’s memorial, its Sports Centre and, of course, the sweeping water views.
For more information on what to do on Des Voeux Road West, continue reading our Hong Kong area guide.