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Review of Sheung Wan

Sheung Wan
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New and Old Hong Kong Walking Tour: Sheung Wan District
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Hong Kong Food Tour: Central and Sheung Wan Districts
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

When you start to walk towards the western side of Hong Kong, Sheung Wan is probably the first layer you'll see towards a more 'traditional' Hong Kong. I like the place. Always busy but nice to walk there. There is a nice piazza near the Cosco Towers, I call it the Italian piazza, it's lovely there, (even more beautiful at night). Try the Gaia italian restaurant, it's great!

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

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.

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

A place you have to visit even if you stay not more than 3 days. It is still a very Chinese area (but many expatriated move in this area) you many chinese medicines shop, chinese food, antiques shops. This district is quite relaxing compared to some others. Very well located you can go walking on the famous Hollywood road from Central District in 10mn. You can go by metro, it is the terminal station of the Island Line or by Tramway where you can visit while you slowly penetrate the district. An area you can see people swarming with shops and small and bigger markets in many streets.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

If you have 2 - 3 hours to spare, you should head here, one of Hong Kong's oldest districts. Besides the usual malls, you will get a chance to see how the locals live, as well as local shops and cuisines. Start your visit by taking the tram, an interesting and inexpensive way to come from Causeway Bay. Check out the Western Market, which has long established tailors and clothing shops on the ground floor, before heading up Bonham Strand West towards Des Veoux Road West, where you will find rows of shops selling dried seafood like abalones, scallops and sharks' fins. There are also several restaurants serving local delicacies like claypot chicken and sausage rice, and hotpots.

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Reviewed December 21, 2012

Sheung Wan is one of HK's oldest areas. Many shops here retails and are also in the import/export of dried food business. The Macau Ferry Point at Shun Tak Buidling is also there so it is v convenient for travellers staying in the area to hop over to Macau or Zhuhai.

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