Sheung Wan
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Mairwen1
By Mairwen1
Lots of Local Colour
5.0 of 5 bubblesJan 2021
Sheung Wan is necessarily not on tourists’ radar as a place to stay but it’s a good choice. It’s centrally located on the western side of the city and will appeal to those who prefer something with more local colour. It’s an interesting and lively pocket of Hong Kong, with small galleries, cafes, restaurants and bars sitting alongside traditional buildings and shops, temples and street art. Sometimes words like ‘gritty’ or ‘authentic’ are euphemisms for ‘dodgy’ and ‘shady’. However Sheung Wan is very safe and I’d feel quite comfortable walking about day or night. It’s close enough to Central that you can walk (allow about 15 min) and is just 1 stop away on the MTR train (3 stops to Wan Chai). For those with an interest in local lifestyle and culture and who care to explore, there is a lot to see. The local wet markets and traditional medicine and herb vendors are filled with interesting and often curious goods. As is, the dried seafood market along Des Voeux Rd. Other points of interest include the historic Man Mo temple and Hong Kong’s best known antique streets, Hollywood Rd and Cat St Market (Upper Lascar Row). In keeping with Sheung Wan’s eclectic nature, you will find fine art galleries and antique dealers along Hollywood Rd, then a few streets away you’ll find the other end of the spectrum at Cat St where street stalls and shops sell bric-a-brac and curios ranging from Mao statues to movie posters, netsuke and jade, old watches and ginger jars. Similarly, Sheung Wan has Michelin listed restaurants like Frantzén’s Kitchen and Samsen but around the corner, you also have cheap and cheerful places like the Sheung Wan Cooked Food Market with neon lights and plastic tables.
Brad
By Brad
Very good base for visits to Hong Kong
5.0 of 5 bubblesJun 2020
Sheung Wan is a popular district just west of Central in Hong Kong Island. This is a great area for basing staying in Hong Kong if you want to be close to the vibrant restaurant, coffee shop and bar scene as well as being close to MTR stations that can connect you quickly to the rest of the city. This district is where you also find the important ferry terminal for sea bound journeys to neighbouring Macau. There are some good mid-range hotels and boutique hotel apartment options in the Sheung Wan area as well as a fair amount of retail street side shops, the PMQ heritage and speciality shop venue, department stores like Wing On as well as quick access to some of the highest end malls in the city like IFC and Landmark in nearby Central. Sheung Wan is where you also find interesting art galleries and antique street markets around Hollywood Road. The district is also know for the traditional Chinese medicine and herbal shops that line various streets such as Bonham Strand and Wing Lok Street. Along with Central, the district has become something of a street art scene as well, with quite a few nice graffiti artworks on the sides over various buildings. Within the district you will also find the impressive Man Mo Temple on Hollywood Road and less impressive but still interesting Western Market building at the western end of Des Voeux Road Central. This is also a good spot to pick up the historic Ding Ding Tram for a ride through various districts of Hong Kong Island.

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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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  • Sai Ying Pun • 10 min walk
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JamesWHongKong
Hong Kong, China
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
Sheung Wan is a district with a lot of history. It houses many traditional businesses that have been around for generations and for anyone interested in history and seeing something of 'old Hong Kong', they should take a walk around the streets of Sheung Wan. For those interested in street life and street photography it is well worth a visit.

A more recent addition to the district can be found in a collection of street art that was added during the HK Walls wall painting event held here in 2015.
For anyone interested in wall art, street art or graffiti, then a visit to the district is a must. Hong Kong isn't home to a lot of street art, but Sheung Wan houses one of the biggest collections of wall art in the city.

Having checked out the wall art in the Kowloon district of Sham Shui Po earlier in April, I decided to take a look at the wall art created the year before in Sheung Wan and I am glad that I did. Created by a range of local and international artists, the wall art in Sheung Wan is colourful and diverse.

I started by visit by travelling up to Sai Ying Pun MTR station and strolled down to Upper Station Street, then headed towards Tai On terrace, where the art work begins. Strolling through Po Hing Fong Street and from Tai Ping Shan Street to Hollywood Road will allow you to see most of the wall art and you will be walking down hill from mid levels and be able to avoid hill climbs.

I found checking out the wall art in Sheung Wan a great afternoon visit to the district and would highly recommend visitors take the time to see all that this corner of Hong Kong Island has to offer.

A small selection of wall art photographs taken on my visit are attached to my review.
Written May 28, 2016
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KrysGypsySoul
Philippines
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
We stayed at Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Soho at #83 Jervois St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong for 4D/3N. The location is good since it's only a minute away to Sheung Wan MTR station so it saves us a lot of Red Taxi Fare; the most expensive Taxi there, Next is Green Taxi, and Blue Taxi - the cheapest but only in Lantau. If you plan on using the MTR as your transpo during your whole stay then you must download their app or check their site and save the MTR Routes Map.

We love eating at Dim Sum Square just a minute walk from our hotel. there's also a lot of nice restaurants, grocery store, convenience store & cafe near.

If you're visiting HK Disneyland it's best to get vouchers before your trip at KLOOK.COM for discounts. PLUS it include 3-in-1 Disneyland Supreme Meal coupons each ticket (Meals at disneyland costs 80-150HK$ so expensive!).

You MUST rent a 3G pocket wifi at KLOOK.COM (with HK$500 deposit) at URoaming. it will be very very HELPFUL so you won't get lost! The wifi connection will help you getting to your destination using Google Map (or any alike APP) using your smartphone. URoaming staffs are very friendly and helpful.

BUT do not purchase the PEAK TRAM coupons! (again, at KLOOK.COM), even the package with Madamme Tussauds and Sky Pass, because you still have to queue in ticketing booth even buying an E-ticket, the minimum waiting time is 45mins!!! We end up not using our coupons that costs us HKD300 because falling in line that long is a waste of time if your schedule is packed and you only have 3-4days in Hong Kong.

It's best to choose the location of your accomodation carefully and Plan ahead of your trip for STRESS-FREE vacation!
Written October 31, 2016
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ReginaChow
Singapore
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
Sheung Wan is home to streets after streets of antiques, curiosities, vintage fashion, independent fashion labels and cafes. For antiques and collectibles that will definitely spruce up your home decor, check out Hollywood Road and Lascar Row. If you're into vintage fashion and independent fashion labels, be sure to check out Aberdeen Street. I spent an entire afternoon just hopping from shop to shop and it was a wonderful experience, to say the least!

For more details and photos, do check out my blog post here: http://reginachow.blogspot.sg/2015/03/travel-shopping-guide-sheung-wan-hong.html
Written March 9, 2015
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Chan C
Hong Kong, China
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
The MTR Island line terminates here(Sheung Wan station) The Western Market tram line terminates here. Here you can find welknown places like:-Wing On department store,Shun Tak Center( HK-Macau ferry pier). The Sportful Garden Restaurant, the Lee Fa Yuen Korean Garden resyaurant,Ho Choi restaurant are in this district. You can also find many banks here(the Citic Bank,Fubon Bank, Heng sang Bank;HSBC, Citibank and Bank of China). You can also find many money exchanger.s here-the most famous one is the Ngau Kee money exchanger.The Bonham Strand is famous for the Chinese herb whole-selling business
Written December 11, 2014
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Jieshiii
Singapore, Singapore
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014
This is definitely the most hipster and indie place around Hong Kong. Walk up to Gough street and you'll find a different picture of this city + two famous eating places - beef noodles and tomato noodles! Pls note that the queues are super long so do go earlier!

Most would recommend Hollywood St, but I would recommend the booths down Upper Lascar Road for cheaper and interesting buys!

Do go down to Lin Heung Kui for the best dimsums everrr!!! As it is a local dimsum place, it is not your typical tim ho wan. Pls remember to wash your utensils with the hot tea in a bowl they provide before dining. It's a pushcart system so you'll have to get your own dimsum by going to the staff. Remember to pass them a rectangular card for them to "chop" before getting your dimsum! You can get the card from the staff there/when you order tea.

Explore Sheung Wan and you'll be pleasantly surprised with this small district :)
Written March 20, 2014
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Kumar E
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you like to catch the direct ferry to Macau, go to Sheung Wan. The ferry terminal is only 5 mins walk from the MTR station. There are many fruit, vegetable and meat markets in Sheung Wan and Hong Kong style restaurants. The area is famous for "Dai Pai Don" ("street style") style food and they are very cheap.
Written December 23, 2011
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sandaykc1
Hong Kong, China
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
Sheung Wan is a lively business and residential location between Central and Sai Ying Pun. It is home to the tourist-famed Western Market, Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal, Sheung Wan Tram Terminus and Graffiti Street. It is also famous for its Sunday Street Market and a whole lot of Western cafes. It is residence to many foreign expatriates and a reasonable number of corporate Hong Kong. It's a very good place to wonder around (Sheungwandering) and enjoy the view or take health walks at the waterfront near the ferry terminal. My Instagram feed (sandaykc) has more images from these I posted here.
Written January 19, 2017
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TonyTay8
Singapore, Singapore
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Couples
Me and my wife visited Sheung Wan on12th Dec 2012, to check-out the Hong Kong -Macau Ferry Terminal as we were scheduled to depart Hong Kong by Ferry to Macau on the next day.

Sheung Wan District is a very old estate which has retained much of its past “flavour”. You can find many traditional Chinese shop-houses here selling oriental goods like dried fish, shark fins and Chinese herbs etc. Among the old buildings, the Western Market stands out with it's unique exterior design and internal decorations.

There are many restaurants and local eateries in Sheung Wan and travelers can either choose to have their meals at the restaurants or at the local eateries where you can have a cheap meal and mingle with the locals.

The Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal is housed at the Shun Tak Centre, a high-rise Office Tower with a 4 Storey Podium Shopping Centre connected to the MTR Sheung Wan Station. Buying of Ferry Tickets and Boarding the Ferry can be immediate as there are many vendors selling the Ferry Tickets for immediate boarding outside the boarding gate. The Shopping Centre has quite a few Restaurants and Fast Food Joints whereby you can have a bite while waiting for your friends to board the Ferry. As we were browsing through the Shopping Centre, we spotted some irresistible Portuguese Egg Tarts & Chicken Pies displayed at the Florinda Café and decided to have some with our tea and it turned out to be very delicious.

Sheung Wan is not a place to look for attractions but rather it is the place if you are looking for a glimpse of the old Hong Kong.
Written February 21, 2013
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Brad
Hong Kong, China
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012 • Couples
While not the most popular of districts for visitors to Hong Kong, Sheung Wan does have a few interesting spots to visit, making it potentially worth a bit of time when visiting Hong Kong Island. Unfortunately, none of the individual attractions in Sheung Wan draw much attention on their own. However, collectively, they make an interesting visit, seeing how and where traditional Hong Kong culture and way of life has managed to survive next to HK’s vast modernization, living in the immediate shadows of her massive skyscrapers.

Perhaps the best way to arrive in Sheung Wan is via the famous and enjoyable ‘ding ding’ tram, which passes through this district. Hopping off the tram, you visitors can see the historic Western Market. While not the greatest spot for shopping, it is a nice historical building to see, helping you imagine what the colonial era might have been like. Next, you can see some exotic and appealing market streets such as the Dried Seafood Street, Wing Lok Street and Bonham Strand. Here you can find all manner of dried foods, Chinese medicines and the likes. Then, walk up to Man Mo Temple, one of the important temples on Hong Kong Island. In route to the temple or afterwards, you can stroll the curio street markets and many antique shops found on Hollywood Road and Cat Street. Further, a quick onward stroll and visitors will find themselves in the Soho area and Central district.

Sheung Wan is also the location of the important Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal, where many visitors will depart to/return from Macau. There is an MTR station in Sheung Wan as well as numerous bus connections found here as well.
Written June 5, 2012
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Jenny Toh
Jakarta, Indonesia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
Cheung Chau Ping Kee is located at the same street (Wing Luk Street) with Jenny's Bakery. Their mango mochi is the best I ate so far at a reasonable price of HKD12.00. It's actually a whole slice of mango inside the mochi. Don't forget to get a bottle of their undiluted mango juice.
Written July 6, 2016
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