Western Market, Hong Kong

Western Market, Hong Kong

The Western Market is located on Des Voeux Road, in Sheung Wan district, in Hong Kong. The market was completed in the year 1906. Today, the Western Market is one of the Declared Monuments of Hong Kong. The building of the Western Market is the oldest surviving market building in Hong Kong.

In 1989, the market building became vacant, and in 1991, it was converted into a center of traditional traders. In 2003, refurbishment of the market building took place and the market was converted into a popular spot, for life style shopping and leisure activities. Restaurants and boutiques were opened in the building and it became an attractive site for tourists.

The building is constructed in the Edwardian style that was popular in England during the early Twentieth Century. Red brick and granite has been liberally used to create a poly chromatic effect. It is a combination of classical and modern design, as the refurbishment left the classical façade but added modern elements to the structure to add more space. The original building had consisted of two floors, with a soaring high ceiling. Another floor was recently added to make use of its high ceiling and provide more room for shops and restaurants.

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Sight Name: Western Market
Sight Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sight Type: Shopping
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