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Western Market

Sheung Wan
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Address: Des Voeux Road, Central Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
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Phone Number: 852-60292675
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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A nice building but mainly selling tourist rubbish

I was a bit disappointed by this place. The building is interesting from a historical perspective but most of the shops sell the usual tourist stuff. However in the unlikely event... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 692 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I was a bit disappointed by this place. The building is interesting from a historical perspective but most of the shops sell the usual tourist stuff. However in the unlikely event you want to buy material for a dress or curtains (not sure why any tourist would) there is a very large selection on the top floor. Also there is... More 

Thank sheepygold
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Historical building which has been renovated and now is home to some restaurants and a whole host of souvenir shops selling interesting handy crafts. The restaurant on the top floor is delicious as well as honeymoon desserts on the ground floor. There is a souvenir shop that specialises in bus memorabilia if you are into buses. Otherwise don't expect anything... More 

Thank chanshuikay
Gold Coast, Australia
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

This place is where the locals take the guests for the local fare, so do not disappointed as this is strictly a Business Place wher you talk and do Business

Thank Sam M
Hong Kong, China
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171 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This red brick building of 1906 is not a market anymore – except for the souk-style silk vendors on the first floor. The top floor is a Chinese restaurant, the Stage, popular for wedding banquets. On the elevated walkway to Shun Tak Center (Macau Ferry Terminal), you’ll find a small but interesting installation of maps and photographs explaining the history... More 

Thank RayAnh72
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

The Western Market is an old building that would probably look pretty if it stood in the middle of a blooming garden. Unfortunately it stands in the middle of a horrible, dirty area full of traffic and not-exactly-luxury apartment blocks. On the ground floor there is something to eat, a shop selling flowers and another one selling Chinese necklaces. On... More 

Thank Little-Fruit-Bat
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

The building is very interesting but a bit disappointing in the content. The third floor which was supposed to house arts and crafts is a restaurant. However the fabric section on the first floor is amazing. I went there especially to buy some silk for a special occasion and the stall holders couldn't have been more helpful and I am... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

Used to be a touristic place but now filled with shops selling flowers, Oriental souvenirs and restaurants. Not worth visiting.

Thank MadButterfly
Hong Kong, China
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

It is a rare, surviving old street-corner red-brick building at the end of Sheung Wan on Hong Kong Island which luckily escaped the fate of being pulled down before the 1997 change of sovereignty of Hong Kong. The interior of this previously real Western Market building for the old Hong Kong Island has undergone a few major changes of tenants... More 

Thank Teruce
Bangkok, Thailand
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

There are few cafe and shop at first floor. It's not the place for shopaholic. However, if you are interesting in fabrics, the second floor has some fabrics shops.

Thank Ltp_BKK
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144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

I had been here for a month and had passed it daily so I jumped off tram and went in ! Glad I did it's an interesting building, it reminds me of what may have been a theatre in size and shape but probably always a traditional market. It now has small speciality shop units such as a model bus... More 

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Sheung Wan
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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