Sham Shui Po

Kowloon
Sham Shui Po
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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Top hotels in Sham Shui Po

Lander Hotel Prince Edward
Lander Hotel Prince Edward
3 out of 5
156-158 Tai Nan Street, Kowloon
The price is HK$320 per night from 10 Oct to 11 Oct
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Kowloon. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
3.3/5 (999 reviews)
"ok"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2021

Heritage Lodge
Heritage Lodge
3.5 out of 5
800 Castle Peak Road, Kowloon
The price is HK$438 per night from 31 Oct to 1 Nov
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Kowloon. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the restaurant and ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (655 reviews)
"Very friendly staff and located in a special historic areas."

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2022

Metroplace Boutique Hotel
Metroplace Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
307- Lai Chi Kok Road , Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong
The price is HK$370 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Kowloon. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall ...
3.5/5 Good! (389 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 22 Jun 2020

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 HK$605 per night from 20 Oct to 21 Oct
Stay at this 3-star hostel in Kowloon. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (995 reviews)
"Clean and price is reasonable"

Reviewed on 31 Jan 2022

E Hotel Hong Kong
E Hotel Hong Kong
3.5 out of 5
189 Pei Ho Street, Kowloon, Kowloon
The price is HK$1,055 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Kowloon. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and a 24-hour fitness centre. Popular attractions Golden Computer ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (39 reviews)
"nice and clean"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2021

Nina Hotel Tsuen Wan West
Nina Hotel Tsuen Wan West
4.5 out of 5
8 Yeung Uk Road, Tsuen Wan
The price is HK$738 per night from 28 Oct to 29 Oct
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Tsuen Wan. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
3.9/5 Good! (2,168 reviews)
"Not sure if they have"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2022

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