Having lived in Sheung Wan for 2.5 years, I’m totally biased but I do believe it’s one of the coolest neighbourhoods on the Hong Kong Island. A perfect blend of traditional Hong Kong lifestyle and western hip hangouts, Sheung Wan is one of the best areas to live & eat – and visit if you’re a tourist!
Here are my top 5 favourite spots that you cannot miss if you visit the area:
A quiet street that has it all: beautiful antique stores, cafes, restaurants and trendy boutiques
Perfect place to grab souvenirs. Stalls carry vintage postcards, Chinese style ornaments, necklaces and more!
Tai Ping Shan
A hidden gem in Hong Kong, this short street houses art galleries, decor shops and cafes.
Man Mo Temple
The oldest temple on Hong Kong Island. The giant incense coils, colourful deities and altars make it a really special place.
Sun Yat Sen Park
Situated right next to the harbour, this is where you can go for picnic or enjoy a sundowner on weekends.
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Travelling to Hong Kong? Make sure you check out my recent Hong Kong Guides: Hong Kong’s Instagram-worthy Spots, Sheung 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.