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Sham Shui Po

Kowloon
Sham Shui Po featuring street scenes and a city

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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥2,966 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
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 (993 reviews)
"VERY CENTRAL CLOSE TO EATERIES AND TRANSPORTATIONS"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Lander Hotel Prince Edward
Metroplace Boutique Hotel
Metroplace Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
307- Lai Chi Kok Road , Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong
The price is ¥4,515 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 10
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! (378 reviews)
Overlly small room and stinky toilet
"There is a stinky smell in the toilet, like vomits or street food. Less than 20cm between the two twin beds in the room."

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Metroplace Boutique Hotel
Heritage Lodge
Heritage Lodge
3.5 out of 5
800 Castle Peak Road, Lai Chi Kok
The price is ¥5,361 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
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! (621 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

Heritage Lodge
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 ¥4,830 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
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! (994 reviews)
"Rooms are spacious and clean. Good location and quiet. Excellent Revitalisation Project! Highly recommended!"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel
E Hotel Hong Kong
E Hotel Hong Kong
3.5 out of 5
189 Pei Ho Street, Kowloon, Kowloon
The price is ¥8,417 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
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 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (25 reviews)
"It’s noisy in morning and mid night. Can’t sleep well."

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2021

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Kactus Hotel
Kactus Hotel
2.5 out of 5
164 Hai Tan St, Kowloon
Located in Mong Kok, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nathan Road Shopping District and Victoria Harbour. Langham Place Mall and Ladies' Market are also ...
3.7/5Good! (15 reviews)
Would recommend!
"Really great and affordable hotel for Hong Kong. The neighbourhood isn’t great but the hotel makes up for it 10 fold"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

Kactus Hotel
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