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Address: west of Central, Hong Kong, China
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living in HK 1997

Visited many times whilst living in Hong Kong This place is more Quieter than Central and Causeway Bay

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
Surin, Thailand

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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice neigborhood just to walk around, take a tram, enter the shops, get coffee, visit a temple, relax in the park, climb the hills, have great brunches and feel Hong Kong!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

You can find many shops selling dried seafood here. Take a stroll in the narrow side streets and savour the sights. Few speak English here as you moved from Central area. But don't let this deter your adventurous spirit. Whilst in HK try to immerse as much as possible. I understand if you can't as one of my close friends... More 

Thank Hoong L
Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Busy busy and a good place to shop if you are tiny and don't mind cast off styles and second rate material. There is also a market, don't buy any electronics there!

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Surin, Thailand
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115 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Visited many times whilst living in Hong Kong This place is more Quieter than Central and Causeway Bay

Thank thaikwai
Culburra Beach, Australia
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186 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Sheung Wan is a real mix of old and new. Exotic dried "stuff" can be found all over the neighbourhood with skewered dried lizards sitting alongside dried seafood and delights such as dried ox gallstones! The traditional thin trams ply the streets adding charm to a stay in this area. Queen Street offers great dining choices (tourist prices) and there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I started to like Sheung Wan three to four years ago because it is less crowded and more pleasant to shop and eat in this area.

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Cesson-Sevigne, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

It is an ancient Chinese quarter when Hong Kong was under the British rules. It is located in Hong Kong Island and well-known for its "Street Art" and "Man Mo" Temple Compound. Our hotel (Mingle on the Wing) was located in this area.

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I love Sheung Wan! Catch a tram, visit the Market with all the beautiful fabrics and just soak up the ambience of old HK but with plenty of new shops popping up!

Thank T H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

At the Western Market end of the tram past Central you'll find a small covered market where you can buy brilliant fabrics. There is a good bakery on the ground floor for an afternoon tea set if you need to rest. Across the street is the dried seafood area, where you'll see many different seafoods drying and for sale. A... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The buses are a mess, taxi is hard to find! The buses change route without any notification, it did not go to the route as planned and we didn't know until we find ourselves way off from the map. Not much shopping in Sheung Wan, probably just the famous lao po bing.

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Unlike most of Hong Kong’s other popular districts, Sheung Wan welcomes wanderers with an easy-going, relaxed atmosphere. Art galleries are plentiful and boutique cafés are tucked away in every side street in the sub district known as “PoHo.” Browse through the vintage clothing and handmade leather goods stores – it’s no surprise fashionistas flock to this area. History enthusiasts will be rewarded with sites of beautiful architecture, reflecting Sheung Wan’s past as one of the earliest settlements by British forces. As night falls, the entertainment scene reveals itself to be just as laid back with its private kitchens, speakeasies and underground bars dotted throughout the area. When in Sheung Wan, everyday feels like the weekend.
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