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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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Nothing special

I don't know why this is a western market... Some shops but nothing special. You see it all in 5 minutes...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know why this is a western market... Some shops but nothing special. You see it all in 5 minutes...

Thank Around_The_World_A
Hong Kong
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to buy fabric and a gorgeous building. A must see of HK sightseeing easy to get to by public transport. There is a restaurant at the top serving local cuisine.

Thank JennySGY
Ballarat, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Western Market is easily accessible by tram. It is not very large. This historic building once had been a food market. It still sported two UK red phone boxes. Upstairs was a collection of shops selling materials - this was the place to purchase silk by the roll (or piece). Catching a tram which commences its journey from here,... More 

Thank AussiesBallarat
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472 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Beautiful building and even better textile. So many fabrics vendors inside selling beautiful textiles. Hard to choose!

1 Thank Kasia Z
Shanghai, China
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Do not waste your time. Duck in to get a blast of AC otherwise skip it. 1st floor just a bunch of tourist junk. 2nd floor jammed with non organized fabric. 3rd floor a massive Chinese restaurant. People talk about the fabric, but hit a true tailor market for the best choices in fabrics.

Thank expatteach
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The Western Market sits at the end of Des Voeux Road Central in Sheung Wan and is opposite the Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal at Shan Tak Center. Inside the building there are a few shops with some selling fabric and textiles to tie the building to its historical past. However the star of the building is the desert shops... More 

Thank Sebastian B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

When I was walking around I saw this building Western Market by surprise. This looks great from the outside. Inside lots of fabric shops and small restaurants.

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Old Market in Central selling interesting touristy souvenirs, there are some fabric stores on the second floor.

Thank Quack H
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I am a crafter, I am a fabric o holic, normally fabric shops have me parking my husband somewhere for a while, in fact I made him bring his book to read whilst "I may be a while". We made a special trip to come here whilst staying in Kowloon using the high walkways and the mid level escalators, walking... More 

2 Thank Sue P
Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Nothing special. Just a nice looking building. Not much inside. Surrounding area more interesting with local traders etc. Good traditional restaurant near by Yaun Kee. Good service. Have English menus and cheap food.

Thank Volksrus

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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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