The Antiquities and Monuments Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department set up a heritage trail in the Central and Western districts, which links up the historic buildings and sites in the area, enabling visitors to have a better understanding of the growth and development of the districts.
This project has been made possible with the generous financial support from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. The entire heritage trail comprises three routes: the Central Route, the Sheung Wan Route and the Western District and the Peak Route, which were launched in October 1997, July 1999 and December 2000 respectively. They have been well received by the public.
* The historical photographs are provided by the Hong Kong Museum of History, the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Public Records Office and the Information Services Department.
The Central Route
The Central district is the heart of the city which was first developed since the inception of the British rule in 1841. Buildings of the western style were then sprung up. The Central Route covers a total of 42 historic buildings and sites. Significant historic buildings which have been demolished and memorial stones are also introduced in the route to enable visitors to recapture the past landmarks of the Central district.