Once known mostly for dried seafood and Chinese medicine, this rapidly gentrifying district now has a major shopping and dining scene, with popular restaurants like 208 Duecento Otto, Heirloom and the Press Room. One of the oldest structures in Sheung Wan is its Western Market, a grand Edwardian building that once housed a produce and poultry market. Today the Market is a popular shopping destination for textiles and bric-a-brac. Other attractions in Sheung Wan include historic Man Mo Temple and the many art galleries and antique stores dotting Upper Lascar Row, Ladder Street and Hollywood Road.
Getting Around Hong Kong
The best way to get around Hong Kong is using their world-class public transportation system. Light rail, subway, taxis, buses, ferries, trams and the Peak Tram are clean and efficient. Buy a Tourist Octopus Card for about $6 US at 7-Eleven in Tsim Sha Tsui, Mongkok, Central, Sheung Wan, Wanchai, Causeway Bay, Lantau Island and MTR stations.
- Hong Kong International Airport-HKG
- $30 [US] (Kowloon Bay)' $16 [US] (Hong Kong Disneyland)
Things to Do and See Near Sheung Wan
- Victoria Peak
- Nan Lian Garden
- Temple Street Night Market
- Roof of the IFC Mall
- Hong Kong Museum of History
- Hong Kong Disneyland
- Hong Kong Museum of Art
- Hong Kong Space Museum
- Ten Thousand Buddha's Monastery
- Chi Lin Nunnery