Situated in the northwest of Hong Kong Island, the exotic and eclectic neighbourhood of Sheung Wan is an atmospheric place to spend a few hours. An interesting mix of traditional Chinese businesses and more modern shopping experiences, Sheung Wan is a busy (and at times chaotic) working-class district.
The historic Western Market sits within an Edwardian-style mall and is home to an array of handicraft outlets. To the east of here, antiques and curio shops huddle around Cat Street, while designer outlets and trendy restaurants line up along Gough Street.
There are plenty of dried fish shops along Wing Lok Street and Bonham Strand West, where you can buy seafood and other foodstuffs alongside the locals purchasing their weekly groceries. There are also a number of traditional Chinese medicine and herbs shops, particularly along Koh Shing Street.
Sheung Wan is served by the Sheung Wan Station on the MRT. Trams also run through Sheung Wan.