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Medicinal Street

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Medicinal Street

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Ko Shing Street, Central and Western District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong China
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Sai Ying PunMass Transit Railway (MTR)5 min
Sheung WanMass Transit Railway (MTR)8 min
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This is a prepaid redemption voucher. Please take MTR Tung Chung Line, walk out from Exit A, Tung Chung Station, walk for 10 minute (700m) to Cable Car Tung Chung Station, then go to Fast Lane Counter at ticketing<br>office. Show your redemption voucher, collect a fast entry paper ticket and access the group entry to skip the line. Round trip cable car ride is included. Your E-ticket is an open ticket, valid for 6 month from your selected travel date.
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palawanismyhome wrote a review Dec 2018
Palawan Island, Philippines19,669 contributions304 helpful votes
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We discovered Ko Shing Street when we were walking around and found it is the place to come to buy herbal and other types of medicine. There are many shops selling interesting products. this is must visit if you are unfamiliar with this type of medicine. In the same area, Sutherland Street and nearby streets it is worth strolling around as you will see many dried seafood, Chinese sausages for sale too. Great for photography.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Harris J wrote a review Jun 2017
Qianjin, Kaohsiung1,108 contributions247 helpful votes
Long street interesting walk. Be prepared for interesting sights and pungent aroma All stores Are independent mom and pop shop. Lots of delivery activities in the morning before 1300h.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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CMC305 wrote a review Apr 2016
Miami, Florida57 contributions15 helpful votes
I am an acupuncture physician and chinese medicine herbalist from the States and this street was a must see for me in Hong Kong. No one speaks English so it's not possible to ask any questions. I bought some Ren Shen using google translate and some pointing. It felt satisfying to be able to communicate even that much but I could not manage more since most of these herb houses are wholesalers and not interested in selling one unit alone. Most places smiled and shooed me away for that reason. Walking down the street is well worth it to see the medicinal herbs in their baskets and tall canvas bags. Also, does not take long and you can easily walk into central for some noodles afterwards!!
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Date of experience: April 2016
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BradJill wrote a review Oct 2013
Hong Kong, China132,831 contributions23,908 helpful votes
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Ko Shing street, also referred to locally as Medicine Street, is famous for its large collection of Chinese Medicine shops which line the street. This is a wholesale hot spot for traditional Chinese herbal medicines, where you find and see all manner of ingredients which are not regularly been seen in traditional western marketplaces, chemists or pharmacy shops. A stroll down Ko Shing Street can be a real eye-opening experience for those who rarely frequent or have never visited traditional Asian or Chinese medicine shops or marketplaces before. It is also a very nice spot for photographers. Over the years, we have found the area shopkeepers to be generally friendly. They are used to the wandering tourists poking their heads into their shops and snapping a picture or two. If you are lucky, you'll come across a shopkeeper magically working his fingers across an abacus in an (ancient) practice of counting and computing transaction amounts. This is always an enjoyable scene to watch. In addition to Ko Shing (Medicinal Street), this entire area in Sheung Wan makes up an appealing street market scene, where you can find shops dealing sundry foods, dried seafood, Chinese medicine. You can easily find popular products like ginseng, bird's nest products and the controversial shark fins are easy to spot in the area. Overall, we find the market scene in this area of the city to make quite an interesting visit, offering a look into Hong Kong and Asia's ancient past and somewhat exotic world, amidst the progressive world of skyscrapers, modern technology and ultra fast way of life in HK. Tip: Another market scene area nearby in Sheung Wan can be found near the historic Man Mo Temple on Hollywood Road. After the temple visit, you can stroll the curio street markets and many antique shops found on Hollywood Road (Antique Street) and Lascar Road (Cat Street). Tip: You can access Ko Shing Street by MTR (Sheung Wan Station Exit A2) or just get off the 'Ding Ding' Tram (Eastern Street) and walk up Des Voeux Road West to Ko Shing Street.
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Date of experience: July 2013
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