- Connaught Road
Connaught Road, Hong Kong Connaught Road at Pedder Street, with the Duke's statue on the right. (1919) Traditional Chinese 干諾道 Simplified Chinese 干诺道 Transcriptions Mandarin - Hanyu Pinyin Gānnuò dào Cantonese (Yue) - Jyutping gon1 nok6 dou6 - Yale Romanization gon1 nok6 dou6
Connaught Road Central is a main thoroughfare that runs the length of Central, parallel to the north shore. It runs from approximately Admiralty in the east, where it connects into Harcourt Road, to the Shun Tak Centre in the west, where the road becomes Connaught Road West.
Connaught Road West (干諾道西) runs towards the Kennedy Town and Pok Fu Lam areas in the west. For most of the stretch, Connaught Road West runs beneath the Connaught Road West Flyover, (Route 4). It is the main thoroughfare to the entrance of the Western Harbour Tunnel and beyond to Shek Tong Tsui, where it merges with Des Voeux Road.
This road was once a waterfront promenade with boats docked against the northern side of the road. In 1889, the north shore of Victoria City was under extensive reclamation. At the time of the prince's visit, Francis Fleming, then acting governor, announced a new road extension beginning from the old "Bowring Praya", which was to be renamed Des Voeux Road. The new praya would be named Connaught Road, after Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn when he visited Hong Kong in 1890. A statue of the Duke once occupied the junction of Pedder Street.
Connaught Road West was lined with many piers in the past. Rice wholesalers gathered there owing to its proximity to the shore. Due to reclamation of the harbour, the whole of Connaught Road has now become landlocked.
Structures with frontage on Connaught Road
- AIG Tower
- Hong Kong Club Building
- Statue Square
- City Hall, Hong Kong
- Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
- Connaught Place
- Chater House
- Jardine House
- Central Elevated Walkway
- World-Wide House
- Exchange Square,
- One, IFC,
- Wing On House
- New Hang Seng Bank Headquarters Building
- Shun Tak Centre
Connaught Road frontage of Chater House
Henry Moore's sculpture, Connaught Place
New Headquarters of the Hang Seng Bank
See alsoConnaught RoadHong Kong Route 4 Chronology
Connaught Road Central and West Succeeded by
Route 4 (Hong Kong) Streets and roads on Hong Kong Island Central and Western DistrictAberdeen Street • Albany Road • Albert Path • Arbuthnot Road • Babington Road • Barker Road • Bank Street • Battery Path • Belcher's Street • Bluff Path • Bonham Road • Bonham Strand • Bonham Strand West • Borrett Road • Bowen Drive • Breezy Path • Brewin Path • Bridges Street • Burd Street • Burrows Street • Cadogan Street • Caine Road • Centre Street • Chater Road • Cochrane Street • Conduit Road • Connaught Road Central • Connaught Road West • Connaught Place • Davis Street • Des Voeux Road Central • Des Voeux Road West • Duddell Street • Elgin Street • Eastern Street • Gage Street • Garden Road • Gilman Street • Gilman's Bazaar • Glenealy • Gutzlaff Street • Harcourt Road • Hing Hon Road • Hollywood Road • Ice House Street • Jubilee Street • Kennedy Town Praya • Ladder Street • Lambeth Walk • Lan Kwai Fong • Lugard Road • Macdonnell Road • Magazine Gap Road • Man Cheung Street • Man Kwong Street • Man Yiu Street • Mount Austin Road • Mount Kellett Road • Murray Road • Old Bailey Street • Old Peak Road • Pottinger Street • Peel Street • Queen Victoria Street • Queen's Road Central • Queen's Road West • Queensway • Robinson Road • Smithfield • Staveley Street • Tai Ping Shan Street • Tim Wa Avenue • Tim Mei Avenue • Upper Albert Road • Upper Lascar Row • Water Street • Wellington Street • Western Street • Wing Kut Street • Wing On Street • Wing Sing Street • Wyndham Street Wan Chai DistrictAmoy Street • Anton Street • Arsenal Street • Blue Pool Road • Boat Street • Boyce Road • Briar Avenue • Broadwood Road • Broom Road • Brown Street • Bullock Lane • Canal Road East • Canal Road West • Cleveland Street • Gloucester Road • Gresson Street • Hennessy Road • Jaffe Road • Jardine's Bazaar • Johnston Road • Lee Tung Street • Li Chit Street • Lockhart Road • Lun Fat Street • Oi Kwan Road • Paterson Street • Queen's Road East • St. Francis Street • Stone Nullah Lane • Stubbs Road•Swatow Street • Tai Wong Street West • Tai Wong Street East • Tai Yuen Street • Thomson Road • Wood Road • Yee Wo Street Eastern District Southern District Spans more than one district
- ^ a b Jason Wordie, Land-grabbing titans who changed HK's profit for good, April 18, 1999
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