Fan Tan Alley 23½

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A striking red doorway along Fan Tan Alley, Victoria.

Nestled deep within Victoria’s Chinatown, Fan Tan Alley 番攤里 is the narrowest street in . In its early history it was the site of gambling dens and opium houses. Nowadays it is a rather hip place with small art galleries and cafes. Even so, there’s something quite charming about its doorways, among them number 23½.