Hong Kong Western Market
The Hong Kong Western Market is an old Edwardian style building found in Sheung Wan, on Hong Kong Island. The shops inside the building sell cloth, fabrics, crafts, and different kinds of art.
The Hong Kong Western Market building was originally built back in 1906, making it the oldest market building in Hong Kong. In 1990 the building was declared a monument of Hong Kong.
It’s quite interesting to see such a well preserved, old style building among the newer high rise buildings that surround it. This is one of the only remaining spots in Hong Kong like this. TsimShaTsui is another area with lots of old architecture blended in with newer high rise buildings.
The building has had some renovations done over the years and has some interesting restaurants inside. The most popular one being the Grand Stage Ballroom Restaurant found on the top floor of the building. There is a banquet hall up here that’s used for weddings and all sorts of different events.
The Sheung Wan district of Hong Kong is very popular with people who like to go out to bars and clubs to party at night. If you’re interested in experiencing Hong Kong nightlife, you could come to Sheung Wan a little early and visit the Western Market for a few hours, then check out Hollywood Road and Lan Kwai Fong later in the night. This way you can get more out of your trip to Sheung Wan.
If you’re looking for a great shopping experience, the Hong Kong Western Market probably won’t deliver what you’re looking for. The building has been restored very nicely, but unless you’re interested in buying fabrics and art, this market is more of a sightseeing attraction than a shopping experience.
More information on great shopping markets in Hong Kong can be found here.
The closest MTR station to the Western Market is the Sheung Wan MTR Station. The Sheung Wan Station is the farthest west MTR Station on Hong Kong Island.