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Western Market, Hong Kong

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One of the oldest structures in the region, and the oldest surviving marketplace in the city, Western Market attracts tourists with its status as a protected historical landmark and authentic local marketplace. Among the stores here are a Bavarian-style bakery, a place where you can sample Chinese desserts, several cafes, and souvenir shops stocking traditional Chinese and Hong Kong goods. There is also a bar and restaurant on the top floor, where a sizable function room plays host to dance nights. Use our Hong Kong trip planning tool to arrange your visit to Western Market and other attractions in Hong Kong.
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  • Slightly disappointing. Beautiful historic building that is sadly underused. Tourist shops on bottom. Fabric on next level (so if you want to buy fabric I suppose that's good) On the top a restaurant ...  more »
  • The outwardly charming building is also in there quite nicely. Unfortunately, it loses its charm a little a little by the monotony of the businesses. There will be lots in textiles offered for sale and only a bus and Ding Ding shop stood out models soothing them. Above, there's still a restaurant which is quite nice.
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  • Lovely desserts on the main road. Descriptions are written in English which helps a lot. So tasty it's a must try!  more »
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  • Nice for a quick stop. There's not much to do in here. The top floors are reserved for big party celebrations while the bottom two are for shops. It's very small, and the stores mainly sell fabrics.
  • Western Market opens at 10AM. I proceeded with the Walking Tour around Sheung Wan starting off with the nearby Cafes to grab a breakfast. Inside the 1600 building, we see textile and fabric stalls reflective of Hong Kong's culture and history.
  • Lots of silk fabric shops there. Western Market originally consisted of two separate blocks: the South Block on Queen’s Road Central was erected in 1858 and demolished in 1980; smaller than the South Block, the North Block was built in 1906 in the Edwardian style that is highlighted by the ‘bandaged’ brickwork of the four corner towers
  • Beautiful historical building! Too bad it has been under renovation for so long.. The first floor with all the fabric stall is worth being visited!
  • Poorly concept and not do attractive. Entrance facing Des Voeux Road is spoiled by MTR's ventilatory.

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