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I had a really good walk around this area and whilst ladder street is steps and more steps it is a good glimpse into the heart of HK and there are loads of interesting streets to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 May 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Important info,when asking for direction from locals just asked for Man Mo Temple as is next to it. Exit from MTR turn right will saw Hiller Street up the slope and flights of staircase. Visited on 12/03/2017,we came from Central Pier and took Sheung Wan MTR but think we took the wrong exit so we walked up and down Mid... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

The Ladder Street area just off Hollywood Road offers tons of tiny stores to discover and try out. On the plateaus between the stairs, market dealers offer genuine Chinese talismans - more genuine and a lot cheaper than elsewhere (30% of the first price the seller mentions is where you need yourself to negotiate to); each time we are here... More 

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Thank Fabian K
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The ladder street and surrounding area are real lively. Although Ladder Street itself is touristic the surrounding street are really nice. Good place to find some fun, and if you look thoroughly also very nice, souvenirs.

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Thank Gruyters-j
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Just a few stalls scattered along the streets, selling mainly "antique" dust-collectors. Skip this even if you have time.

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london
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

I had a really good walk around this area and whilst ladder street is steps and more steps it is a good glimpse into the heart of HK and there are loads of interesting streets to explore around mid-levels plus temples and a few other attractions. You will find cafes and other little spots if you walk these streets that... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Ladder Street, and the surrounding hilly streets, give a small glimpse into what the Mid-Levels area was like before the escalators. Climbing up from the bottom is tiring. My suggestion is to take the escalators up to the top (or a bus) and then walk down. Much of Ladder Street is lined with shops and stalls. However, the most interesting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

If you want to experience the "real Hong Kong", you have to try and go around the Sheung Wan, Soho and mid-levels district and you'll end up with interesting finds and experiences in these places. Ladder Street cuts through Queen's and Hollywood Roads. This place is full of interesting sights and some shops that sells antiques, or I'd say a... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

Unless you have a lot of time to visit Hong Kong, I would give this a pass. It is only steps up a hill. The steps connect cross streets. Unlike the mid level escalator, which carries you up to Caine Rd, here you must walk up. The steps literally start across from the Holiday Inn Soho in Sheung Wan. Across... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

Walked further and before reaching the maid roads, Ladder Road gives you a quick preview of the rich culture of Hong Kong. Collectible artifacts can be bought here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015

Loved the antique market half way up. Saw a steel worker practicing his craft making letterboxes by hand - just super.

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Unlike most of Hong Kong’s other popular districts, Sheung Wan welcomes wanderers with an easy-going, relaxed atmosphere. Art galleries are plentiful and boutique cafés are tucked away in every side street in the sub district known as “PoHo.” Browse through the vintage clothing and handmade leather goods stores – it’s no surprise fashionistas flock to this area. History enthusiasts will be rewarded with sites of beautiful architecture, reflecting Sheung Wan’s past as one of the earliest settlements by British forces. As night falls, the entertainment scene reveals itself to be just as laid back with its private kitchens, speakeasies and underground bars dotted throughout the area. When in Sheung Wan, everyday feels like the weekend.
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