For Chinese Antiques, Furniture and all sorts of gift items take a stroll around the area of the Man Mo Temple, one of the
oldest and most famous temples in Hong Kong and very close to the Central District.
This area is a perfect hunting ground for all sorts of collectibles, from
original antiques and elaborate pieces to small trinkets and memorabilia.
There are two main streets where you find a concentration of antique and furniture shops as well as curio markets: Cat Street and Hollywood Road.
Cat Street is a pedestrian
lane with stalls of curio shops peddling all sorts of inexpensive pottery, jewelry, ornaments, coins, carvings, mao souvenirs, etc.
The official name of Cat Street is
Upper Lascar Row and is a fun place to haggle and go bargain hunting for some trinkets to take home.
Cat Street is located Southwest of the Sheung Wan MTR station and runs parallel to the better known Hollywood Road.
Hollywood Road is lined with antique shops offering a colorful array of paintings, pottery, furniture, that may or may not be the real thing. You are
likely to find many reproductions and if looking for genuine pieces, you should probably stick to reputable shops and the antique auctions.
That being said, this is a fun street to stroll and have a look and even pick up a few pieces.
We have bought some beautiful silk screens here in the past
as well as a "wedding armoire". Bringing the items home was no problem as all the shops are used to packing
the items for travelers and/or shipping overseas.
The shops on the Eastern side of Hollywood Road seem to carry more upscale and unique quality pieces, whereas the ones around the
Man Mo Temple area and parallel to Cat Street carry more of the mass-produced, inexpensive merchandise and Chinese handicrafts which are great for gifts and souvenirs.
SoHo Gallery Walk
If you are interested and want to plunge into the art and cultural scene in Hong Kong, consider taking part in
the weekly SOHO art gallery walk.
Guides are extremely knowledgeable and passionate bringing you abrest the latest trends as well
as offering insights into artwork valuation and auction secrets.
Art Walks are offered on Saturdays only. English Tours meet in Hollywood Road in Central at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm and last about two hours.
Chinese tours are also offered.
Price per person HK 200. More info and booking via Klook.com
Area Map - Sheung Wan
Man Mo Temple
Pottinger Street aka Stone Slab Street
Graham Street Wet Market and Street Food
Dried Seafood Street
When you're done with the shopping, hop on the Ding Ding Tram and head west on to the old and traditional part of town lined with dried seafood
shops, herbal medicine shops, tea houses, etc. in the old Sheung Wan neighborhood.
Here are more Cat Street and Hollywood Road Pictures
Walking Tour of Hong Kong Old and New - Sheung Wan
New and Old Hong Kong Walking Tour: Sheung Wan District This guided walking tour takes you through the
district of Sheung Wan, where you will be immersed in a world of specialty shops, art galleries and temples.
The past and the future converge here, allowing you a peek into authentic Hong Kong life. Ride a traditional tram and sample delicious Hong Kong goodies.
The tour starts at 2:00 p.m. as you meet your guide at the HSBC Building in the Central District (by the lion statues)
approximately 3 hours and includes:
Hong Kong Island Markets
Walking Tour of Kowloon Markets
Check out the best of Kowloon Markets
with a small
group, maximum of 12, together you will explore Hong Kong's market scene, test your bargaining skills, try the savory treats
from one of the many open-air food stands.
The tour starts at 2:00 p.m. as you meet your guide at the Prince Edward MTR Station.
approximately 3 1/2 hours and it will bring you to the Flower Market, Bird Garden, Goldfish Market, Ladies Market, Shanghai Street (Wedding Street),
Jade Market and ending by the Temple Street Night Market.
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