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As a cultural, commercial and tourism centre full of local legends, historical buildings and vitality, the Central & Western District has played a unique role in Hong Kong all through the ages. The Western District is one of the districts that possesses a long history and has a variety of traditional features. It has profited, both in trade and freight transport, from its proximity to the harbour western approaches, with hundreds of cargo ships mooring there over the years. Today, lots of fascinating scenes are still preserved in the Central & Western District, from which, people can understand many aspects of traditional life in China. If you ask where the centre of Hong Kong is, without any doubt, you will be told that it is the Central & Western District, where lots of distinctive historical relics and cloud-kissing skyscrapers gather together, and where local, joint state-private businesses and civilian activities thrive.

Another feature of the Central & Western District is the clusters of commercial buildings, with some of the buildings being amongst the most expensive in the world. In addition, a variety of shopping facilities and beautiful vistas are available in the district, providing residents and tourists alike with good places for shopping, relaxation and entertainment.