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Discover the hidden charm of Sham Shui Po

With flea markets sitting alongside restaurants and boutiques, Hong Kong's working-class heartland may be the most dynamic spot in the city right now. Book your ticket to Hong Kong now and explore Sham Shui Po with our great offers.

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Sham Shui Po - Every Bit Local

Sham Shui Po is a district of simple pleasures. If you want to experience Sham Shui Po to the fullest, these walking guides will show you the best things to see, eat, buy and do, from traditional temples built by early immigrants to concept stores and coffee shops that are bringing a new energy and attitude to this bustling district. Along the way, you’ll discover all the simple pleasures that give Sham Shui Po its distinct charm.

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The very best of Sham Shui Po

Sham Shui Po is a colourful district with plenty of things to eat, see, buy and do. If you’re short on time, check out the highlight route here [link to HKTB site] to check off the best sights and experiences all in one single day. If you have appetite for a more in-depth themed walk, check our other tabs to view the local recommendations and get inspired. 

Kung Wo Beancurd Factory

The old-school store has been selling various soy products since 1960. The signature beancurd puddings are smooth as silk and boast a rich soybean flavour.

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Fuk Wing Street (Toy Street)

A go-to for those looking for children’s toys, knock-offs and party accessories. Kids and grownups can feel the joys of discovering hidden gems at more than thirty stores.

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Man Fung Building

One of the most Instagrammable locations in Hong Kong, its photogenic dog mural was painted by Madrid-based artist Okuda during HKwalls’ 2016 street art festival.

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The above content is only a selection of Hong Kong Tourism Board recommendations. For full guide, please visit discoverhongkong.com.

Eateries and sites loved by locals

Renee So, owner of Kung Wo Beancurd Factory, has spent most of her life in Sham Shui Po. She shares,“The local eateries and cafés are gathering places for those who live here. We know all the restaurant owners around us and we support one another. There’s a really strong sense of community here.”

 

Kung Wo Beancurd Factory

The signature beancurd puddings are smooth as silk and boast a rich soybean flavour. The beancurd puffs, deep-fried tofu and sugar-free soy milk are also worth trying.

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Man Kei Cart Noodles

The eatery offers a diverse selection of noodle types, soup bases and ingredients that are prepared fresh to order. Try the chu hou beef brisket and Swiss chicken wings as recommended by Michelin's street food guide.

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Kwan Kee Store

Recommended in Michelin’s street food guide, the shop is most famous for its bowl puddings – aka put chai koh in Cantonese – which are made with white or brown sugar and studded with red beans. 

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The above content is only a selection of Hong Kong Tourism Board recommendations. For full guide, please visit discoverhongkong.com.

Experience the vibrancy on foot

Au-yeung Ping-chi, a former design student and owner of Bo Wah Effigies, recommends Sham Shui Po’s many shopping streets, including the always bustling Pei Ho Street. Those with a creative streak will also enjoy strolling down Yu Chau Street, Ki Lung Street and Nam Cheong Street, where they can shop for fun DIY projects.

Ki Lung Street (Button Street)

Aside from buttons, zippers and clasps, you’ll also find stores that sell ready-to-wear pieces and various textiles. In fact, Ki Lung Street is also home to a fabric market that’s frequented by local designers.

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Yu Chau Street (Bead Street)

Yu Chau Street is where you can shop for all the beads and sewing supplies you’ll ever need. The stores stock everything from wood and plastic to glass, which can be used for handmade jewellery, bedazzling smartphones and even decorating gel nails.

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Bo Wah Effigies

Paper effigies are burned in traditional Chinese rituals as offerings to honour the deceased. Aside from the standard clothes and houses, Bo Wah also offers custom-made effigies such as electric guitars and even a Stormtrooper helmet.

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The above content is only a selection of Hong Kong Tourism Board recommendations. For full guide, please visit discoverhongkong.com.

Establishments owned and loved by the new generation

Rex Yam, co-founder of Doughnut, has witnessed how the neighbourhood’s evolved over the last few years. “Nowadays, there are a lot of interesting cafés and shops, such as Form Society or the stores on Tai Nan Street. We try to collaborate with the owners of these businesses. It’s really revitalised this neighbourhood.”

Doughnut

A rising local designer label, Doughnut opened in Sham Shui Po in 2013. Its cute backpacks and hipster-esque luggage are great for outdoor adventure or fashion statement.

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Form Society

Form Society hopes to bring the community closer together. The 1,300sq ft space hosts regular guest speaker sessions, workshops and pop-up events – all open to the public.

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Café Sausalito

Since 2014, the charming café has become a mecca for javaholics across the city with its brilliant brews, and some awesome live jamming sessions during weekends.

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The above content is only a selection of Hong Kong Tourism Board recommendations. For full guide, please visit discoverhongkong.com.

Ho Chung Kee

This tiny store has been making galvanized iron products - now displaced by plastic and stainless steel - for more than half a century. The owner, Mr Ho, is one of the few remaining artisans in this trade.

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Tai Nan Street (Leather Street)

During the peak of Hong Kong’s manufacturing boom, Tai Nan Street was home to a lot of factories that produced leather, fabrics and accessories. 

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Pei Ho Street

This bustling wet market is the perfect place to experience Sham Shui Po like a local. The street is lined with stores and stalls that sell fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and all sorts of daily necessities.

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Golden Computer Centre and Arcade

A maze of tightly packed stores that stocks the latest gear, games and gadgets. Be sure to compare prices before you make a purchase.

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Hop Yik Tai

Recommended by the Micheline Guide, the delicious cheong fun (rice noodle roll) is incredibly smooth and pairs perfectly with sweet sauce, sesame sauce and soy sauce. 

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Tim Ho Wan

This local neighbourhood gem offers one of the cheapest Michelin-starred dining experiences in the world. The baked barbecue pork buns is a must-try.

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The above content is only a selection of Hong Kong Tourism Board recommendations. For full guide, please visit discoverhongkong.com.

 

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