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Sheung Wan

Address: west of Central, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #73 of 391 Attractions in Hong Kong
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

If you're not staying or doing anything here, and just passing through, Sheung Wan may seem to be just another neighbourhood on Hong Kong island. It might benefit from a bit of urban planning/decor, but that is not unique to this area, nor to Asia. This is home to the nearest MTR station to where I have been staying of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is exactly what I imagined Hong Kong to be like. Busy streets, trams (ding ding), dried fish shops, medicine/herb shops and general chaos of a busy, working-class neighborhood. There are lots of places to eat authentic (and inexpensive) Chinese food. My advice is to just wander the streets and take in the atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A great place to walk through and soak up the atmosphere. I stayed in the area 1974 and it still has the same feel to it. Dried fish shops, medicine shops, the tram running through the area. Some of the back streets look like hey havent changed in years. Worth a visit to get away from the touristy areas

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Sheung Wan is a great place to walk through and grab a bite to eat in one of the many eateries situated throughout this vibrant area of Central, Hong Kong. Filled with shops selling all sorts of local fair, you can get a feel for the local life as you wander down the main street, don't forget to have a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I did a lot of research before I left on my trip to figure out the best area to stay in while in Hong Kong. I made the right choice. A low key areas compared to the rest of Hong Kong. Everything you need is here. Metro station, banks, convenience stores, local restaurants. Antique shops abound in sheung wan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Sheung Wan is a really nice place to escape from huge shopping malls and enjoy with nice narrow long streets which you can capture true HK life style.You can go Sheung Wan Market, cooked food center which is sth you see in every district in HK with the same format with separate floors for separate functions every ,founded for local... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I absolutely love this area and finding new things to see and explore in my free time. Have been living in the area for the last couple of months, Sheung Wan has a nostalgic feel about it - with Des Voeux Road, Connaught Road, Bonham Strand East and Queen's Road Central running parallel to each other all selling dried seafood,... More

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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Every street has its own magical surprise. It's so nostalgic to walk along those narrow streets and looking at all the things on display by the shop owners. Delightful for those who are not looking for modern architecture and high-end merchandise.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I love Sheung Wan, around every corner is a new delight. Food, shopping, just general hustle and bustle. The trams are here, easy access to anywhere in HK. This is part of old HK as I remember it. And its fun!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Having previously stayed in Kowloon, this was my first time staying in Sheung Wan area on the western side of Hong Kong Island. I have to say, I loved it here and will choose this area again. There are many small neighborhood shops, some very interesting to see that you would not normally see in a central downtown area. Holiday... More

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