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Lan Kwai Fong(蘭桂坊) , Central ; HK
Hong Kong

Lan Kwai Fong is a place of nightlife. 100 restaurants and bars in there, it's the perfect place for after work drinks, dinner with friends and a great night out!

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中環蘭桂坊是香港著名的蒲點,是洋人、歌星、明星等有閒階級喜愛留連的地方,在極其狹窄的範圍,擠著逾百間酒吧及標榜各國美食的餐廳。

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