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Sheung Wan

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Address: west of Central, Hong Kong, China
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The 'Old Town'

This can be termed Hong Kong's old town, and spreading out of the 'Tram Way Main Road' numerous interesting side street, all very local and good that it is not touristic. A walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sheung Wan was recommended by my HK friend and she was right from what I like. It has a lot to see from Old, Current and New HK. As you walk around, you will see different feature of SW such as antique shops, modern galleries, dried food shops, Chinese herb shops, local markers, high end interior shops, local restaurants and... More 

Thank Chris K
Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This can be termed Hong Kong's old town, and spreading out of the 'Tram Way Main Road' numerous interesting side street, all very local and good that it is not touristic. A walk in it is like walking back to the 1960's, especially the small side streets that change little while much of Hong Kong is over built. Tram Car... More 

Thank awhw
Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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.

1 Thank Beng Yen T
Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

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.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This is the real HK. Lots of narrow streets that are bustling with life, people buying and selling all sorts of weird and wonderful goods. This is how HK used to be before the posh shops and skyscrapers. It is the wholesale district full of amazing colours and smells. In particular look out for the dozens of small shops selling... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

nice area of old Hong Kong. There is not much to do but walk around and explore. plenty of old shops, malls, and dim sums to be had. Leads up to bird nest street and hollywood road which is full of antiques. nice area to explore.

1 Thank FelitaF
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Sheung Wan is an area where there is really nothing to do or see, really no reason to go there unless you have to. In evening especially very quiet, limited amount of restaurants and shopping.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We moved to Hong Kong 8.5 years ago, moved to Sheung Wan & have never left! We love this area because it’s close to Central, NoHo, SoHo, etc and pretty much walking distance to everything we need. Transport is in abundance: Sheung Wan MTR, Trams, busses, is easy to walk around and Macau ferry terminal is in Sheung Wan. Sheung... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

I took the tram to the terminal which was at the Western Market. It is an old building which has been revamped now with souvenir shops, several eateries and the whole second floor is devoted to textiles. The architecture of the building is maintained and I enjoyed taking the stairwells ( avoid the modern escalator!). It was a very easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

My favourite area in HK! We stayed near Ibis hotel and the area has so much to do and look at! Great for looking at the locals and history. Photographers will love this place too. Catch a tram from one end to the other and take it the sights and sounds

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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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