CACHe collaborates with experienced cultural tour guides and experts from the community to organise local cultural tours for students and the public. The cultural tours explore the unique history and local culture of Hong Kong with a focus on the daily lives of Hong Kong locals. We visit traditional Chinese style architecture to learn about traditional Chinese culture. We also walk through the old neighborhoods of Hong Kong to explore old stories and to learn about the history and the early lives of Hong Kong locals.
The Early Lives of Sheung Wan Locals Cultural Tour
The Central and Western District, which is named Victoria City during its early development period, was one of the earliest developed districts in Hong Kong and was the epitome of Hong Kong history. Tour guides show students around traditional Chinese style architecture and colonial antiquities, introduce the history, cultures, rise and fall of different industries and local customs of Hong Kong.
- Western Market
- Nam Pak Hong Union
- Hollywood Road Park
- Man Mo Temple
- Shui Yuet Temple
- Kwong Fook I Tsz
- Blake Garden
Sheung Wan Traditional Markets Cultural Tour
Streets are where local cultures rooted. Being the core element of community development, traditional markets contain abundant community cultural heritage. We visit the eldest markets that are composed of old streets, grocery stores of a century old, traditional noodles factories, outdoor food stalls and so on to savor the vanishing friendliness of the neighbourhood.
- Central Market
- Market in Graham Street and Gage Street
Victoria(Central) Historical Architecture Cultural Tour
The history of architecture in Hong Kong can be divided into three phases featuring traditional Chinese, European and contemporary architecture. Hong Kong was formerly a British colony, therefore many buildings have preserved colonial characteristics and even fusion of East and West features. This tour mainly visits the special historical architecture in the Central area, and to further explore the history, art and cultural development of Hong Kong.
- Legislative Council Building
- The Old Bank of China Building
- St John’s Cathedral
- Court of Final Appeal
- Pedder Building
- Central Market
- The original site of Central School
- Central Police Station Compound
Dr Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail Field Trip
Dr Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail, located in the Central and Western District, was established by the Central and Western District Council in 1996 to commemorate the 130th birthday of Dr Sun Yat-sen. The Trail includes 15 spots where Dr Sun studied, attended religious services, lived and met with fellow revolutionaries. It highlights Dr Sun’s close relationship with Hong Kong. The Trail enables the public to reminisce Dr Sun’s footsteps in Hong Kong, also to have better understanding in his revolutionary vision and patriotism, and thus to further comprehend the modern history of China. The Historical Trail was formerly named as “Yat Sen Historical Trail” until it is renamed before the opening of Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum. The Historical Trail narrates Dr Sun’s activities in Hong Kong and its close relationship with Hong Kong.
- American Congregational Mission Preaching Hall – 2 Bridges Street
- Government Central School – 44 Gough Street
- Original site of the “Yeung Yiu Kee”, meeting Place for “the Four Bandits” – 8 Gough Street
- Site where Yeung Kui-wan was assassinated – 52 Gage Street
- Furen Literary Society –Pak Tsz Lane
- Queen’s College – Aberdeen Street
- Alice Memorial Hospital and the College of Medicine for Chinese, Hongkong – 77 -81 Hollywood Road
- To Tsai Church – 75 Hollywood Road
- The Hong Kong Headquarters of Revive China Society – 13 Staunton Street
- The China Daily Office – 24 Stanley Street
Wanchai Community Cultural Tour
We tour around old Wanchai district and the “Centralized” commercial zone of Tai Fat Hau. Students will be able to distinguish the differences between commercial and traditional districts, and the impact brought to the old districts by urban renewal.
- Cross Street Market
- Wanchai Market
- Stone Nullah Lane
- The Blue House
- Yuk Hui Temple
- Hung Shing Temple
Kwun Tong Community Cultural Tour
Kwun Tong is situated at the eastern part of Kowloon with the highest population density of approximately 565,000 inhabitants. It was a landfill site before its development in the 50’s which turned it into an industrial and residential area. Due to the economic transition, industrial buildings have been pulled down, area around Yue Man Square will be redeveloped. In the soon coming future, Kwun Tong will be transformed tremendously.
- Yue Man Square
- Yan Oi Court Yu Lan Ghost Festival
- Temporary Hawker Bazaar
- Jeweler Street
- Barber Street
- Fei Ngan Tung