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Often described as an ecosystem in itself and a ghetto, Chungking Mansion is a famous building in Hong Kong. Located on Nathan Road, it is full of guesthouses offering a cheap residence, secret and infamous restaurants, and shopping stores. It is known as a haven for food lovers but also has a myriad of theories about what goes on inside the building, making it an almost mystery.
If there is one place that is synonymous to a quick fix, it is the Chungking Mansions. It has been the subject of the famous 1994 drama film named “Chungking Express” and also has a book written about it named “Ghetto at the Centre of the World”. Such high is the intrigue evoked by Chungking Mansions and its setting that bloggers and YouTubers go on quests to explore the building and the many activities that take place within the walls.
Travellers strapped for cash or on tight budgets usually find affordable living here and from currency exchange to getting your hair (and keys too apparently) cut, it is something interesting for sure.