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Address: west of Central, Hong Kong, China
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Sights and smells of old Hong Kong

A short walking distance to the west of Central, Sheung Wan retains the flavors and sights of older days’ Hong Kong. It is also gentrifying fast. In a radius of about 300m... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 7, 2016
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is nice to visit. Everything is walking distance. The people are helpful. We will visit here again.

Thank Reins P
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a must do in HK. Travel at a leisurely pace and see the old HK buildings stubbornly holding their ground against looming high rise.

Thank B J
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

A short walking distance to the west of Central, Sheung Wan retains the flavors and sights of older days’ Hong Kong. It is also gentrifying fast. In a radius of about 300m centered on the Holiday Inn Soho Express Hotel, you’ll find small hole-in-the-wall” restaurants popular at lunch time with office workers keen to eat for around HKD30, stylish bars... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

After visiting the area and Western Market Hall, we took the traditional narrow double decker tram and from upstairs it was interesting to see the traditional Chinese shops drying products in the street

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 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 

1 Thank Chris K
Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

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 

1 Thank awhw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 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.

2 Thank Beng Yen T
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

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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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