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Western District

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Sheung Wan
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Address: Hollywood Road, Hong Kong, China
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Western District is the area least influenced by Western culture. It...

Western District is the area least influenced by Western culture. It includes several markets.

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Small Store Extravaganza

It is the boutiques, the small art and historical art stores that are making you stroll around for hours and returning on your next trip, as there is always more to discover. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 August 2016
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

It is the boutiques, the small art and historical art stores that are making you stroll around for hours and returning on your next trip, as there is always more to discover. The artefacts on display are mostly genuine, and bargaining even in the shops is a must.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed spending a half of day exploring Hong Kong Island. I would recommend using a tour guide because there is so much to see and the history here is fascinating. Be sure to visit the financial district, the oldest Catholic Church with the stained glass windows of the fishing man and woman - we had never seen this before,... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

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... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

Dramatic! Impressive! Think locals? Great place to visit or take pictures BUT!!!! Make your own story because we enjoyed ours without any regrets

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Kuching, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

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... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

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... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

Western District is full of small streets with a lot of character. The steps going up or down one street can have a totally different vibe. From antique row and some great small restaurants on Hollywood, to the markets where you can find fresh flowers, food, etc are great. It definitely has less of a commercialized feeling. In is also... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013

Enjoy night life tip 4am, English pubs, bars and many Western restaurant there. You can meet the local as well as foreigners

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013 via mobile

So I went on Monday. Apparently this is the worst time to go because its so dead. Again, apparently young local and westerners alike hang out in this area on Saturday and Sunday and then Monday is a day of rest. It is not as busy and therefore it is more difficult to get a real sense of the area.

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2012

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.

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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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