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Central Market, Hong Kong
(1.6/5 based on a few reviews on the web)
Central Market was a fresh food market in Central, Hong Kong. Located between Jubilee Street, Queen Victoria Street, Queen's Road Central and Des Voeux Road Central, it was the first wet market in Hong Kong. By its side is the first public female toilet and first above-ground toilets in Hong Kong. It is one of two existing Bauhaus market buildings.HistoryThe precursor of the market was Canton Bazaar, which was established in 1842 on Queen's Road Central between Cochrane Street and Graham Street. In 1843 it was also known as the Middle Bazaar. The Chinese population were later forced to relocate from Central to the Tai Ping Shan area due to a series of fires. The market was then replaced by residential houses for Europeans. The bazaar was moved to Queensway, where the present-day High Court stands. It housed Chinese furniture dealers, joiners, cabinet makers and curio shops. Due to its proximity of Naval Yard and the construction of cantonment, the bazaar, shops and civil tenement had to be moved. In the 1850s, it was moved to its current location on Des Voeux Road (then known as The Praya). Its name also changed to Central Market (中環街市).
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TripAdvisor
  • Before there was the Central grocery market, but now he's moved to another address, and while this place is no occupied.
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  • The market does not work and, apparently, not going. Strange to see such a huge, but abandoned the object at the heart of the respectable Hong Kong.
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  • It's been defunct for years, market activities had moved to Graham Street which itself is being redeveloped. An ugly building which nobody wants standing begging for demolition and a highrise office/h...  more »
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  • It is a comparatively intact International styled historic building still able to be retained in Hong Kong. Though not able to receive revitalization and a bit run down at the interior with dead birds, hopefully the government could get it done asap
  • The market is basically closed down and just connecting IFC mall and the mid-level escalator. There will be some small exhibition held from time to time but not much people are paying attention to those.
  • A place where you can sit down and have a little chat with yourself or friends.
  • Smell.
  • 短短在雅典的幾天, 跑去了中央市場逛逛, , 逛菜市場似乎是種樂趣, 可以貼近當地人的生活, 中央市場周遭有不少一條路上都是賣肉的肉攤, 或者整片賣蔬果青菜乾貨的地方,連五金用品也相當多,是個值得前往的地方。