“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
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.