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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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historical value and thats about it

its a nice building of historical value but essentially its pretty hollow. the value of this attraction is about 15mins so whilst i dont recommend going out of your way to see it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Sutherland Shire, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Like others have said the colonial style building is lovely and well maintained. Expecting to find market style shops inside (with market prices!) we were disappointed to find very little of interest and although I love fabric and dressmaking, I found the fabrics here so overpriced and outdated and was extremely disappointed. Luckily we were exploring the Hollywood Road area... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

its a nice building of historical value but essentially its pretty hollow. the value of this attraction is about 15mins so whilst i dont recommend going out of your way to see it, if your in the area, stop by and give it a once over.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Western Market opens at 10AM. I proceeded with the Walking Tour around Sheung Wan starting off with the nearby Cafes to grab a breakfast. Upon entering the Western Market, I expected more of it inside. The colonial structure of its exterior does not really reflect what it offers at the inside.

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Lancashire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We were travelling on the Ding Ding and decided to get off here and take a look around. Admittedly the top floor is full of fabric, but very over priced compared with Sham Shui Po and there is not much else there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This western market is located in Sheung Wan area. The building itself seems historical likely colonial time however there is nothing to recommend inside the building. Just a few storeys high. Top floor mainly occupied by fabric merchants selling out dated fabric and patterns. Ground floor occupied by restaurants and hobby shops etc. A few historical exhibits shown on the... More 

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Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

i dont know about this place, just found it while walking around central. the place is nice and has a restaurant at the third floor. the first is about bakery (and its quite expensive) and souvenir. the second floor is full of fabric shop.

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Tidy and nice.. but too small to endure a trip over there if is not close to you... unless you are willing to buy some silk fabrics, in that case... just get there plenty to choose... anyway not so many...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Unless you're interested in buying fabrics then there is not much to see here. The building is interesting and has so much potential, but very little of interest to see here.

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Mooloolaba
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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Colorado & Mongolia
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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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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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