Western District
Western District
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Western District is the area least influenced by Western culture. It includes several markets.
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The area
Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Sheung Wan • 5 min walk
  • Sai Ying Pun • 8 min walk
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TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
Hong Kong, China5,750 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Friends
...through SYP will treat visitors to some of the most interesting areas in all of HK. There are awesome bars, restaurants and street art in Sheung Wan and SYP, and K Town is noticeably more relaxed than pretty much anywhere else in Hong Kong Island.
Written February 7, 2021
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
The Western District is an interesting area of Hong Kong Island with historical attractions, traditional Chinese street markets, the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Park and harbour promenade and lots of interesting restaurants, bars and coffee shops. The district is well connected to the rest of the city by way of the MTR Stations at Sai Ying Pun and Kennedy Town, otherwise, you can just walk there from Sheung Wan.

An interesting way to transect the Western District is by way of the historic Ding Ding tram. Interesting historic street markets include Ginseng Streets (Wing Lok Str. & Bonham Str.), Dried Seafood Street (Des Voeux Rd. West) and Medicine Street (Ko Shing Str.). There are endless traditional Chinese herb and medicine shops along these streets, most are happy for you to take pictures of their products which are on full display at the front of their shops.

Lots of food and drink options in the district as well. You can look them up on google reviews, local food website called openrice and here on TripAdvisor.
Written June 7, 2020
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bob2bkk
Bangkok, Thailand5,930 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Friends
I have been staying in the western area of the island for the past few years, and I seem to enjoy it more each time. The Sheung Wan area in particular, convenient to the MTR subway, double decker trams and busses, with its narrow side streets, alleyways, and local stores. From this area, you can get around to a large part of the island. It is an easy walk to mid level escalator and the many restaurants, des Veoux Rd shopping, and Central area. Causeway Bay is too crowded, touristy, Admirality filled with office towers, but Sheung Wan is a neighborhood setting with smaller restaurants, yes there is a McDonalds and Starbucks there. Western Market and Man Mo Temple, ladder st, and Macau ferry terminal. The trams can easily take you further west to Kennedy Town where there are a lot of western restaurants. There are a lot of hotels in the area including Holiday Inn Express and Ibis. Over the years lots of new hotels have opened. You will be amazed at the number of dried fish stores literally one after the other for miles.
Written April 27, 2015
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mickeeD
Waterloo, Canada84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Couples
We wandered around the Western District and enjoyed all the sights and sounds of the markets and architecture. Worth a wander to take in some HK culture that is less impacted like annoying western tourists like me.
Written November 29, 2012
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
The Western District includes the communities Sai Ying Pun, Kennedy Town and Shek Tong Tsui on HK island, representing the area immediately east of Sheung Wan and Central district.

The area adjacent to and alongside Sheung Wan is rich in local culture and heritage and is the scene of traditional street markets along Des Voeux Road West, including the impressive Medicine Street (Ko Shing Street) and Dried Seafood Street (Des Voeux Road West). These street markets blend together with those in Sheung Wan including the Bird's Nest and Ginseng Streets (Wing Lok St. and Bonham St.) and the antique market scene near Hollywood Road.

Another attraction in the Western District is the historic Edwardian style 'Western Market' which was built in 1906 and is found on Morrison Street. Further, the area around Kennedy Town has a nice concentration of western restaurants.

A nice way to traverse the Western District is by use of the historic 'Ding Ding' tram which cuts through Sheung Wan into the Western District all the way to Kennedy Town. The area along Des Voeux Road West in particular is nice to see via the Ding Ding.
Written April 27, 2014
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BrownbirdLondon
London9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
There are a lot of coffee shops spring up in and around this area and there are a lot of typical "Hong Kong eateries" here as well. Head over to Hillier Street and you will see, then walk up Ladder Street to discover the antique shops, Hollywood Road, Man Mo Temple and then head towards Tai Ping Shan Street and continue to explore up the hill for the little coffee shops. It's a much quieter area throughout the week than busy Mong Kok and Causeway Bay if you want to avoid the crowd for a day or two. After your self exploring tour, head over to Soho (walk along Bridges Street then into Staunton Street) for a well earned drink to relax!
Written January 8, 2012
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DataCollector
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
Some of the reviewers here seem to be talking about Sheung Wan and even areas to the east of that. As Sheung Wan appears as a separate area I think here we should address only areas to the west of Sheung Wan. Access is now even easier with the opening of the MTR extension to Kennedy Town, but for me the tram is the best. It's a bit more down to earth after the glitz of central and admiralty. There are still some decent eateries but part of the attraction is to see how ordinary folk live. Other high points are the sea front around Sun Yat Sen park, the park at Kennedy Town Praya and the mount Davis path
Written November 28, 2017
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HKeater
Singapore, Singapore32,611 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
Old style Hong Kong, full of character.

Take a trip along the ding ding line towards Western and see all the old streets and stores still in the last century and smelling like it too.

Take a deep breath of the fragrant seafood smells covering the whole street.
Written February 6, 2017
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world_is_your_oyster
Somerset, UK279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
Dramatic!
Impressive!
Think locals?
Great place to visit or take pictures BUT!!!! Make your own story because we enjoyed ours without any regrets
Written August 27, 2014
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angie j
Kuching, Malaysia104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Streets similar to Sheung Wan, it is a splendid place to stay! Away from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong life and Mainland Chinese, walking along this area is pretty relaxing. Food is good and the dried seafood sold here is cheaper comparatively. About 10 mins walk from the Sheung Wan Station, I recommend a visit to this more peaceful side of Hong Kong.
Written May 29, 2014
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