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Address: Hollywood Road, Wan Chai District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
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I had a really good walk around this area and whilst ladder street is steps and more steps it is a good glimpse into the heart of HK and there are loads of interesting streets to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2016
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Just a few stalls scattered along the streets, selling mainly "antique" dust-collectors. Skip this even if you have time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I had a really good walk around this area and whilst ladder street is steps and more steps it is a good glimpse into the heart of HK and there are loads of interesting streets to explore around mid-levels plus temples and a few other attractions. You will find cafes and other little spots if you walk these streets that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Ladder Street, and the surrounding hilly streets, give a small glimpse into what the Mid-Levels area was like before the escalators. Climbing up from the bottom is tiring. My suggestion is to take the escalators up to the top (or a bus) and then walk down. Much of Ladder Street is lined with shops and stalls. However, the most interesting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you want to experience the "real Hong Kong", you have to try and go around the Sheung Wan, Soho and mid-levels district and you'll end up with interesting finds and experiences in these places. Ladder Street cuts through Queen's and Hollywood Roads. This place is full of interesting sights and some shops that sells antiques, or I'd say a... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Unless you have a lot of time to visit Hong Kong, I would give this a pass. It is only steps up a hill. The steps connect cross streets. Unlike the mid level escalator, which carries you up to Caine Rd, here you must walk up. The steps literally start across from the Holiday Inn Soho in Sheung Wan. Across... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Walked further and before reaching the maid roads, Ladder Road gives you a quick preview of the rich culture of Hong Kong. Collectible artifacts can be bought here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Loved the antique market half way up. Saw a steel worker practicing his craft making letterboxes by hand - just super.

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Harbin, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We cheated. We took the number 40 bus from outside wan chai metro station on hennesy street. Got off at the top of ladder street and walked down. The reason I entitled this 'word of warning' is because we went during Chinese New Year. There were huge lines of mainland chinese tourists queuing to pray in the temple. Having been... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Came here early morning on a Sunday and it was very quiet. I really enjoyed walking the stairs checking out the little alleys and overall views.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

'Ladder Street' is a street in the Sheung Wan area of Central Hong Kong which consists entirely of stone steps, so no good for those with mobility issues or a baby buggy. Other than the steps there is not a lot to Ladder Street itself, however there are some very interesting Streets that branch off of it that are well... More 

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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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