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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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Due to typhoon Sarika, I was desperately looking for something inside to look at. Unfortunately this location is only worth 30 minutes of your time. The first floor has stalls... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
Graham R
Enfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A listed building that is pretty and photogenic. Worth visiting just to see the building. The shops inside are nothing special and look to be on last legs. Not something a typical shopper would be looking for unless you like cloth.

Thank HKeater
Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have heard people talking about the western market the last 2 times I was in Hong Kong. I stopped in because I was walking past the building. It is not worth a special trip to see the market. It is OK if you are walking past.

Thank wolf3728
Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Thanks to the other reviews that I read, we didn't make a special trip but happened to be walking past so went in. Would be good if you are wanting to buy material, esp silks, but otherwise there is no reason to go here as a tourist.

Thank mumofeve
Enfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Due to typhoon Sarika, I was desperately looking for something inside to look at. Unfortunately this location is only worth 30 minutes of your time. The first floor has stalls selling silk and suit material. The second floor is a restaurant. The ground floor has a model bus/tram shop - I did buy a model tram.

Thank Graham R
Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Spotted this interesting building whilst on the tram and decided to see what it had to offer. There's Honeymoon Dessert on the ground floor, coupled with a few souvenir shops. Up the escalator to the 2nd floor are textile shops selling all manner of cloths. The 3rd floor is a restaurant. It's a pity such a lovely building does not... More 

Thank Ale C
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Window shopping in this place suits so will...wanna buy some souvenirs from HONGKONG;try to visit this place...

Thank julietlindo
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

If you are looking to buy fabric the second floor of the building has a big selection. Other than that though not really much else of note. The building is nice but expected more than was there. Not worth making a detour for.

Thank Emily D
Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Went to check out this place despite the average reviews. It was deserted except for few tourist like me. The second floor cloth market saw only few vendors open for business. Noticed that the toilets ( gents located on 2fl, and was accessible ) but the ladies ( located on 3fl) was not accessible as entry to the 3rd floor... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 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 

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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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