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Western Market

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Address: Des Voeux Road, Central Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
Phone Number: 852-60292675
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A Slice of the Past

Hong Kong lacks heritage architecture. Real estate is so expensive here that old buildings are routinely demolished to make way for the new. Therefore, there is a lack of old... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
Raymond W
Shanghai, China

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Go here, on the mezzanine, to shop silk at a good price. Bought 100 % silk which of course burned not melted when tested. Got 15 % off for 3 materials at closing time. App 300 HKD per meter for Chinese silk for blouse prior to bargaining. Tailor charges 750 HKD for less than 1.5 meters of better, high quality... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Hong Kong lacks heritage architecture. Real estate is so expensive here that old buildings are routinely demolished to make way for the new. Therefore, there is a lack of old architecture to provide a sense of historical context. This makes the Western Market all the more valuable then, as it is a rare example of British architecture to have survived... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I was attracted by the architecture to walk in, though sis told me most of the things sold here are for tourists as souvenir. It's near the Chinese middle autumn festival thus there're rabbit and light lanterns display in the centre on the ground floors. A few shops selling sculptured stamps with ancient Chinese characters, or other things for those... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Even if I called Hong Kong for my home for more than 3 years, I did not find Western Market before now. It has Nice Chinese Things like Jade Things and I did not see any other tourists there. Upstairs it is an eating Place. The mall is very clean and Nice, but also very small.

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Macau, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

could not find in listing, Club 1 great stage. elegant restaurant with a great choice of dishes. always fun to tick boxes especially when your Cantonese is not great. all the dishes chosen were flavorful. very attentive service, tra regularly topped up, linen tablecloth. perfect relaxing place after a hard shopping time below

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

slightly confused by some of the previous reviews. I am sure you can get the fabrics for less if you go into the crowded markets but for a nice environment where you can carefully select your fabrics for furniture, even suits, bedspreads, etc etc, I think you could do a lot worse. spent 2-3 hours there. it is not a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

There is NOTHING there and I mean nothing. Don't bother going here. We walked in, looked around and walked out all in less than 5 mins coz there was absolutely nothing

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The building was more interesting then what was for sale. There are things do to around the area some food places.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Not too many heritage buildings in HK - they prefer to demolish and replace by multi-storey concrete and glass. This used to be a west end island market, but it is now low end tourist shops and fabric stalls. The top floor provides an Interesting choice for a wedding, but the food is not the greatest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This market seems to be more historically meaningful than anything else. I bought some post cards at one of the shops and I didn't find it very interesting, though, to make a special effort to visit. But the architecture is said to be Edwardian Style. So a photo trip might be more worth it.

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Sheung Wan
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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