Hong Kong Walks: Sheung Wan

Home is where the heart is…

I’ve been living in Hong Kong for almost 3 years now. When we were apartment hunting, I visited many neighbourhoods on the Hong Kong Island side and I gotta say Sheung Wan was love at first sight. I knew that I wanted to live here and were lucky to find an apartment we liked pretty fast. Fast forward 3 years and we still live here and kind of refuse to move anywhere else! I’m so happy to call Sheung Wan my home.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Hong Kong, Sheung Wan is one of the first areas of modern-day Hong Kong Island that the British forces settled and hence presents a beautiful mix of Chinese culture and western influences. Some people may associate Sheung Wan with (smelly) dry food stores, which is true – there are sooo many of them!

But there’s so much more than that. I’m planning to put together a guide to Sheung Wan, but in the meantime I’ll leave you guys with some photos I took on a random walk a couple of days ago. Hope you like it!

Sheung Wan

My favourite street in Sheung Wan: Tai Ping Shan

Sheung Wan

Sheung Wan

Love all the little alleys and steps

Tai Ping Shan

Sheung Wan

Teakha – perfect place for tea and cake

Cupping Room Sheung Wan

Cupping Room

Cafe Dead End

Cafe Deadend

Man Mo Temple

Man Mo Temple

Man Mo Temple

If you’re planning to visit Hong Kong, definitely include Sheung Wan in your itinerary!

Watch a little video of a tour around Sheung Wan:


Travelling to Hong Kong? Make sure you check out my recent Hong Kong Guides: Hong Kong’s Instagram-worthy SpotsSheung Wan District, Tai Hang District, Quarry Bay as well some day trips ideas like Tai O Fishing Village, Big Wave Bay, Peng Chau Island. Oh, and if you’re into coffee, here’s some blogposts about my favourite cafes in the city: Elephant Grounds, Winston Coffee, Polygon Cafe.


Thanks for reading!

Maria

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