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

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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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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Chelsea, Michigan
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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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Vienna Region, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We were very surprised when we visited the Wester Market. On the third floor is a restaurant. It was lunch time so we set down in a nice atmosphere. The menue is of all Chinese tastes and you have to check the boxes on the menue for ordering. Tables are decked with linen and nice cutlery. But more important also... More 

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Sutherland Shire, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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

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

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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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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Additional Information about Western Market

Address: Des Voeux Road, Central Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
Phone Number: 852-60292675
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong>  > Sheung Wan
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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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