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Western Market

Des Voeux Road, Central Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #151 of 291 Shopping in Hong Kong
Type: Malls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Western Market in Hong Kong has restaurants and tourist shops on the ground floor, but upstairs is a fabric-lovers paradise! There is everything from simple cottons to beautiful silks for a fraction of the the price you would pay in Australia. All the little shops are owned by different people, and all are competing for your dollar. They are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Our 1st trip the Western Market was in Dec 2013 and we found it historically interesting (we'd read some background before going) with several clean looking and busy eateries on the first floor along with a few little souvenir shops--great spot to pick up postcards. The building itself is lovely. The 2nd floor--be still my heart!--was full of fabric vendors... More

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Newry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It is just an old building with some small boutique shops in it, one does antiques and another does old watches, there is a little gem bakery in the corner that does a decent club sandwich and on the first floor is all fabric stores for that perfect dress, so if getting married there us a few shops of interest... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

For some reason, I thought the Western Market was an old historic shopping mall. Well it is old and historic, but that's it. Do not waste your time going there. You will probably see it if you are walking around Sheung Wan, or if you go by on a double decker tram. Wave and take a picture. That's it. Unless... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stumbled on the Western Market after touring Man Mo Temple and were intrigued by the building, so we walked over to check it out. There's nothing much here, except the building itself, which is the oldest surviving market building in Hong Kong. The first floor has a handful of trinket and souvenir retailers with very overpriced wares. If you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I love the idea of preserving historical buildings and making use of them. I had thought this market building might be something like the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney, Australia, full of interesting shops and galleries. But it was much smaller with only a few shops on the ground floor. The entire second floor (first floor in HK vernacular) was... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I had not planned to visit the market but got 'lost' among the city streets and happened to find the market so walked through. It was a disappointment. There were few shops in there and the whole upstairs, as the other reviewer points out, was full of fabric. Great if you're into fabric, not much of interest if you are... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

There are fabric shops on the Western market but the silk is good quality but no tailoring services are offered. There is a restaurant in the market building which looks formal but is well patronized. If you are looking to buy fruit or veg this market is across the road from Western market on the end of Des Voeux Road.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

A lovely old building with a cool laid back atmosphere . Less frenetic than the night markets and perfect for buying that length of silk to make an outfit with when you get home. Lots of stalls you can browse without pressure and some lovely silks as well as Cotten and pashminas.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The large Western District is still Chinese in character with its narrow streets and Chinese style shops. New hotels are being built constantly, so far its character hasn't changed too much. I like to sit on top of a double decker bus or tram and take pictures of the unique scenes which can only be found in Hong Kong. This... More

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