Western Market
Western Market
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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The area
Neighbourhood: Sheung Wan
Unlike most of Hong Kong’s other popular districts, Sheung Wan welcomes wanderers with an easy-going, relaxed atmosphere. Art galleries are plentiful and boutique cafés are tucked away in every side street in the sub district known as “PoHo.” Browse through the vintage clothing and handmade leather goods stores – it’s no surprise fashionistas flock to this area. History enthusiasts will be rewarded with sites of beautiful architecture, reflecting Sheung Wan’s past as one of the earliest settlements by British forces. As night falls, the entertainment scene reveals itself to be just as laid back with its private kitchens, speakeasies and underground bars dotted throughout the area. When in Sheung Wan, everyday feels like the weekend.
How to get there
  • Sheung Wan • 3 min walk
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Moscow, Russia147,287 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
One of the oldest buildings in Shungwan, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The current structure, completed in 1906, was the North Block of the original Western Market. It is the oldest surviving market building in the city.
Written 31 October 2022
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,737 contributions
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Nov 2019
Western Market is a historic building and declared monument along Des Voeux Road in Sheung Wan. The present building dates back to the early 20th century and is of Edwardian architecture. It was renovated in 1991. Originally a food market, the building is now small shopping complex.

Today, you can enjoy the exterior architecture of the Western Market, including the reddish brickwork exterior, arched entrance and coloured window panes within. Inside, you will find a handful of businesses, including garment dealers, florist, bakery and handful of other shops. Give it a quick look-see if you are in the area and enjoy seeing and visiting heritage buildings during your travels.
Written 2 November 2019
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bob2bkk
Bangkok, Thailand5,905 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
For some reason, I thought the Western Market was an old historic shopping mall. Well it is old and historic, but that's it. Do not waste your time going there. You will probably see it if you are walking around Sheung Wan, or if you go by on a double decker tram. Wave and take a picture. That's it. Unless you are in the market for some fabric, which is sold upstairs, it is not worth the time to see it.
Written 8 May 2014
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Nat O
Hong Kong, China32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
I'm a local who has much experience purchasing fabrics in Hong Kong,
AVOID THIS PLACE if you've heard that it's the only fabric market selling "Authentic Chinese silks and fabrics".
The vendors in the fabric alley buy their fabrics (Which are usually synthetic and painfully generic) from Yen Chow fabric market, and then mark up prices more than 10 times to swindle foreigners who stumble into this building.
A generic synthetic Chinese brocade fabric would cost only USD $2 per yard in Sham Shui Po, they sell them at $25 per yard here!
I was appalled at the prices they marked for the fabrics here, and they actually though they were being smart by trying to fool a local like me, as well.
The vendors here are also extremely pushy, never taking their eyes off of you and they keep ushering you to buy fabrics, makes the experience very annoying considering how small and narrow this fabric lane already is.

If you're looking to buy quality fabrics or unique Chinese brocades, head to Yen Chow fabric market in Sham Shui Po. You'll be able to find a lot of hidden gems and bolt ends designer fabrics there at a very reasonable price.
Written 26 July 2019
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Sue P
London, UK17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
I am a crafter, I am a fabric o holic, normally fabric shops have me parking my husband somewhere for a while, in fact I made him bring his book to read whilst "I may be a while". We made a special trip to come here whilst staying in Kowloon using the high walkways and the mid level escalators, walking Hollywood road, which was worth a look.

Yes, this place is brimming with fabric, it's all a bit of a jumbly muddle. To be honest I just wanted a souvenir piece, a metre or so to make into a bag or cushion front etc etc. I didn't get anything mainly because I was too embarrassed to ask for such a small quantity. I sort of expected something else but can't really explain what.

We arrived about 11ish, a lot of it was still covered up so don't know if coming later would have made a difference. From what I could see there was only fabric (loads and loads) no trimmings ribbons etc but I had sort of expected that.

There is a place on the ground floor selling drinks - the restaurant I had hoped to park hubby in was closed and no English stating why or if it was to open.

I was also keen to look at the souvenirs shops I had read were here. There are only two I could see, both had good things but I was expecting more to browse through.

Written 2 February 2017
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Moonwraith
Mooloolaba30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Solo
The Western Market in Hong Kong has restaurants and tourist shops on the ground floor, but upstairs is a fabric-lovers paradise! There is everything from simple cottons to beautiful silks for a fraction of the the price you would pay in Australia. All the little shops are owned by different people, and all are competing for your dollar. They are thousands of rolls of fabrics crammed into a fairly small space so it's fun to poke around amongst them. The sellers are all very friendly - not too pushy, but very happy to bargain!
And there's a convenient ATM on the ground floor too!
Written 15 September 2014
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FancyFree55
Florida7,540 contributions
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Apr 2014 • Friends
We stumbled on the Western Market after touring Man Mo Temple and were intrigued by the building, so we walked over to check it out.
There's nothing much here, except the building itself, which is the oldest surviving market building in Hong Kong. The first floor has a handful of trinket and souvenir retailers with very overpriced wares.
If you go upstairs you'll find fabric retailers. That's it. I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to see this.
Written 22 April 2014
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Banda-in-Japan
Tokyo, Japan441 contributions
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Mar 2014 • Friends
I love the idea of preserving historical buildings and making use of them. I had thought this market building might be something like the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney, Australia, full of interesting shops and galleries. But it was much smaller with only a few shops on the ground floor. The entire second floor (first floor in HK vernacular) was given over to fabrics, which would be good for someone who sews or wants to select some fabric to have tailored elsewhere. There was a shirt maker on the ground floor, but it was closed when we were there.

The building itself was attractive and I am glad that it's been preserved. It's worth stopping in if you're planning to explore the general neighborhood anyway.
Written 3 April 2014
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LindyLouMac
Tywyn, UK295 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Solo
Western Market is one of the oldest structures in the area and is the oldest surviving market building in the city. It operated as a food market until 1988. In 1990, it was declared a historical monument and the renovated market building re-opened as "the Western Market" in 1991. It is now home to a wide range of traders including a restaurant on the top floor.
Personally I think the building itself is much more interesting than the shopping opportunities available there, however it is worth a visit if you are in the district. Do take a stroll along Connaught Road though where you will find many fascinating authentic local traders. I have posted about this area with photos on my Travel Tales blog.

I paid a return visit to Western Market on my most recent trip to Hong Kong, as travelling alone I knew the restaurant within the building was popular with locals for lunch and a suitable place for me to eat alone.
Written 15 October 2013
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ALAN B
Leeds, UK119 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013
Western market is located near sheung wan metro station in a beautiful old building which is very pleasing on the eye.
Though the market mainly contains fabrics, which are at a good price compared to most other places in Hong Kong, with a large variety. For a larger range of products to buy both Stanley market and temple street night market offer a wider choice.
Written 15 May 2013
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