Trip Planner:   Asia  /  China  /  Hong Kong  /  Shopping  /  Central Market

Central Market, Hong Kong

(a few reviews on the web)
Flea Market Shopping
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).
Plan to visit Central Market during your Hong Kong vacation using our convenient Hong Kong holiday planner.
Source
Create a full Hong Kong itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Hong Kong

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Hong Kong by other users

6 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in China BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe, Asia & South Pacific BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM GERMANY October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM HONG KONG June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Hong Kong BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES October, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 32 days in Asia BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA October, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in China BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Macau & Hong Kong BY A USER FROM CANADA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Macau & Hong Kong BY A USER FROM CANADA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Macau & Hong Kong BY A USER FROM CANADA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • I guess I should have done more reading, but had the map and thought ok! Im close to a market. Nothing except the pedestrian corridor. So misleading a bit. history times it was market  more »
  • The Central Market is a building on Hong Kong island that represents the location of the very first 'wet' food market in Hong Kong. It was the site of a busy open-aired food marketplace from 1842 and ...  more »
Google
  • Only serve as a connection between footbridges and the shops there are rarely open. A waste of public space.
  • Old Bauhaus building, rather neglected these days.
  • 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.
  • historical, but no more function
  • A place where you can sit down and have a little chat with yourself or friends.