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Sheung Wan

west of Central, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #76 of 406 attractions in Hong Kong
Type: Neighborhoods
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Seinajoki, Finland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Our hotel was located in HK Island and in Sheung Wan. It's quite peaceful hood and very easy to go by ding dong tram from places to other. Most of our shoppings were done in Kowloon but this side of HK isn't bad either. I believe you can see "normal" chinese life in this side of HK.

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is definitely the most hipster and indie place around Hong Kong. Walk up to Gough street and you'll find a different picture of this city + two famous eating places - beef noodles and tomato noodles! Pls note that the queues are super long so do go earlier! Most would recommend Hollywood St, but I would recommend the booths... More

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Love this area you get to see true Hong Kong and watch the locals go about their daily chores. Easy access via Ding Ding tram.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

If visiting Hong Kong, it is really best to take a bug, tram or walk through all the different neighborhoods because they are all so unique. Close to central, Sheung Wan is one of the busiest places in the city and there are a lot of great shops to get jewelry or really anything you are looking for to bring... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to show our guests an aspect of HK. Mostly for the curios and nic-nacs. My preference is Upper and Lower Lascar Rows. Trinkets, "antiques", used goods etc - don't even have to buy to enjoy. Search Wikipedia for a bit of the history, makes for interesting reading.

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Detroit, Michigan
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Interesting area that gives you a look at "old world" Hong Kong. On Wing Lok Street you can find stores selling Shark fins, birds nests, ginseng, and an array of fish, dried sea food, octopus and marine products that I couldn't even begin to identify.

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We ended up here after coming back down from the mid levels escalators. We'd been in Hong Kong less than 24 hours, and being here had all our senses buzzing! The sights, sounds and smells were almost overwhelming - but after taking a breath, we realised that this was what we came half way around the world to see. In... More

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Sheung Wan is located in the northwest district of Hong Kong Island with very little in the way of known tourist sites or Nathan Rd style shopping. Staying or visiting here is a window into how local residents identify with and believe in Chinese cultural characteristics.These main features are the traditional dried fish, tea, herb and medicinal shops that line... More

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I like this area because it has a traditional Hong Kong flavour to it. Expats do live here because of its affordability but I found it was still quite ethic with shops and smells.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

When you start to walk towards the western side of Hong Kong, Sheung Wan is probably the first layer you'll see towards a more 'traditional' Hong Kong. I like the place. Always busy but nice to walk there. There is a nice piazza near the Cosco Towers, I call it the Italian piazza, it's lovely there, (even more beautiful at... More

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