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Hong Kong Western Market, Hong Kong Overview

The Hong Kong Western Market, located in Sheung Wan, is the oldest surviving market building in the metropolitan. It is an Edwardian style building converted into a shopping complex selling fabrics, handicrafts and art. Hong Kong Western Market is a great place to buy things which look like they are straight out of a museum.

Renovated in 1991 the red brick building was constructed in the 1906. The Western Market is an extended part of the large shopping area of the north which started operating in the mid 19th century. The brick facade is constructed in the Queen Anne Revival style, with "bandaged" brickwork on the four corner towers, showcasing a polychromatic effect. The building was originally blue in colour which was later converted to red.

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Layout of Hong Kong Western Market

The Hong Kong Western Market has three floors, all of which are dedicated to crafts, clothes and food respectively.

  • The ground floor has many shops selling crafts and is a great place to buy decorations and gifts. There are many great antiques which one can find here for a reasonable price.

  • The first floor of the building, also known as the ‘Cloth Alley’ has shops which sell fabrics and clothes. Exotic fabrics like silk, and muslin are readily available at these shops at a reasonable price.

  • The second and the upper most floor of the building is a rooftop restaurant, with live music. The Grand Stage Restaurant is an amazing place to have lunch and dinner after admiring all the art that exists in the building.

How To Reach Hong Kong Western Market

To reach the Hong Kong Western Market, one can opt for the tram. All trams travelling west in Hong Kong stops at the Western Market. One can also take the MTR and get off at the Sheung Wan station on the Island Line after exiting from exit B or C.

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