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Sham Shui PoKowloon

Mouthwatering street food and street markets dedicated to everything from haberdashery to toys make this one of Hong Kong’s most authentic Chinese neighborhoods.

Sham Shui Po is a major budget shopping and dining hotspot of Kowloon and a place where you can experience the time-honored traditions of Chinese Hong Kong. Visit Sham Shui Po to shop at street markets lined with neon-lit shops while devotees say prayers at old temples. Breathe in the aromas of a thousand spices which permeate the air, and take a break from the busy environment at serene parks. See modern malls standing adjacent to typical tong lau tenement homes.

Whatever you’re looking for you’re likely to find it at one of the lively markets. Browse for all things related to electronic goods at the Apliu Street Market and shop for buttons, ribbons, zippers and more at the Haberdashery Market. Head to Fuk Wing Street for children’s toys, and haggle for clothes on Cheung Sha Wan Road. Everything from antique coins to budget fashion is available at the hawker stands on Pei Ho Street.

While exploring the streets you’ll have plenty of opportunities to satisfy your cravings for bona fide Hong Kong-style cuisine. Feast on bowls of steaming noodles, dim sum and stinky bean curd. Be sure to try cart noodles, which are fish and meat balls served with noodles smothered in curry sauce. Restaurants on Fuk Wa Street have something to satisfy almost all tastes.

Notice how the hectic pace of the area instantly slows down in the many parks and plazas. Nam Cheong Park and Sham Shi Po Park are great places to take a well-earned break. Watch local sports teams in action at Maple Street Playground and relax by the ponds of Tung Chau Street Park.

As well as the vibrant retail action, residents find time for religious devotion at temples such as Kwan Tai Temple and Tin Hau Temple. Visit the Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb, an archeological site that suggests that people have lived here for over 2,000 years.

Public buses and trains connect Sham Shui Po with other neighborhoods in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Cheung Sha Wan, Sham Shui Po and Nam Cheong subway stations serve the area.


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Lander Hotel Prince Edward
Lander Hotel Prince Edward
3 out of 5
156-158 Tai Nan Street, Kowloon
The price is ¥2,686 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8

Located in Mong Kok, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nathan Road Shopping District and Langham Place Mall. Victoria Harbour and Ladies' Market are also ...

3.2/5 (995 reviews)

"VERY CENTRAL CLOSE TO EATERIES AND TRANSPORTATIONS"…"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

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Heritage Lodge
Heritage Lodge
3.5 out of 5
800 Castle Peak Road, Lai Chi Kok
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Located in Sham Shui Po, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Dialogue In The Dark and within 3 mi (5 km) of Apliu Street Market and Mong Kok Computer Centre. ...

3.9/5Very Good! (617 reviews)
Pleasant stay

"Clean well serviced rooms and friendly reception staff. If you have mobility issues there could be problems due to the stairs. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

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YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel
YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel
3 out of 5
Block 41, Mei Ho House, Shek Kip Mei Estate, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
The price is ¥4,762 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21

Located in Sham Shui Po, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Flower Market and Nathan Road Shopping District. Victoria Harbour and Langham Place Mall are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (991 reviews)

"Friendly and helpful front staff, cleaning ladies and security. But only changed towels every 3 days, I stayed 6 days so only changed towels once. Don’t expect high level of cleanliness or comfort."…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

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E Hotel Hong Kong
E Hotel Hong Kong
3.5 out of 5
189 Pei Ho Street, Kowloon, Kowloon
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Located in Sham Shui Po, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Apliu Street Market and Golden Computer Arcade. Nathan Road Shopping District and Ladies' Market ...

4/5Very Good! (13 reviews)

"食住行方便"…"

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

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Metroplace Boutique Hotel
Metroplace Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
307- Lai Chi Kok Road , Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Free Cancellation
The price is ¥4,395 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 16

Located in Mong Kok, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Flower Market, Victoria Harbour, and Nathan Road Shopping District. Langham Place Mall and Ladies' Market ...

3.5/5Good! (374 reviews)

"Very reasonably priced in a busy area. Great food options in neighborhood. Convenient in accessing public transportation, including MTR, airpirt buses, and many regular bus routes to Kowloon and 2 buses to HK island."…"

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2019

Metroplace Boutique Hotel
Minimal Hotel Culture
Minimal Hotel Culture
3 out of 5
88 Apliu Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥3,830 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 16

Located in Mong Kok, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Apliu Street Market, Lui Seng Chun, and Sham Shui Po Night Market. Golden Computer Arcade and Dragon ...

3.9/5Very Good! (603 reviews)

"Smoky smell when entering the room. The pillow was too high and bloated, I couldn't sleep for whole night..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

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