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Hollywood Road Walking Tour

Escalate to Man Mo Temple and the vibrant art and antiques district

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Difficulty: Makkelijk
Length: 0.7 miles / 1.1 km
Duration: 1 - 3 uur
Goed voor families
Overzicht: Explore Hollywood Road and experience a taste of Asian culture, a must-see itinerary for any visitor to Hong Kong. See the ancient Man Mo Temple and stroll through the district known for the city's best Chinese antiques, art galleries and local crafts market. The tour takes you past Upper Lascar Row (also known as "Cat Street") and concludes in Sheung Wan.

Tips: Bring your walking shoes and some cash.

Points of Interest


Mid-Levels Escalator

Start your tour with a ride up the infamous Central-Mid-Levels Escalator.

At 800 meters long, it is the world's longest covered escalator linking the Central district to the steep, hilly Mid-Levels and Soho districts.

Along the way, you can see local shops, restaurants and peek into people's apartments.

The escalator only runs one way--downhill--during the morning commute from 6-10am, so it is best to start after rush hour.

Look for signs and the exit at Hollywood Road, about halfway up.

Man Mo Temple

This historic landmark temple, built in 1847, is a popular destination among local Chinese residents and visitors alike.

Man Mo Temple is dedicated to the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo), worshippers light bundles of incense sticks and place them in large urns around the temple for good luck. Large burning incense coils hang overhead creating a thick haze inside.

The temple is most crowded during Lunar New Year when thousands of worshippers flock to seek blessings.

Cameras are allowed but no flash, please. There is also a gift shop next to the main temple area.


124-126 Hollywood Road
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 254 00350

Upper Lascar Row, "Cat Street"

Walk across the street and down Ladder Street to Upper Lascar Row. Also known as "Cat Street," this pedestrian way is lined with antique shops and an outdoor market selling Chinese crafts and souvenirs.

This is a great place to buy gifts. Bargaining over the price is common.

Inside, the shops sell Chinese antique furniture, vases and sculptures. Outside, the stalls are filled with Mao relics, old Jackie Chan posters, wooden handicrafts, jewelry and various trinkets.

Explore the hidden alleyways leading up and down off Upper Lascar Row and Ladder Street.

JAVA JAVA Coffee and Tea Lounge

JAVA JAVA serves good coffee and teas as well as pastries, homemade cakes, muffins and gourmet sandwiches in a living room atmosphere.

There is a counter for take-away and small couches and comfortable chairs if you want to rest your feet.
188 Hollywood Rd.
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Monday-Thursday 8am-9pm
Friday-Saturday 8am-Noon
Sunday 8am-7pm


The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

The Cat Street Gallery is a favorite contemporary art gallery among Hong Kong's international community. No tour of Sheung Wan and Hollywood Road's art and antique districts would be complete without a stop at one of the area's contemporary galleries.

The art gallery exhibits a rotating roster of emerging and established artists from Asia and around the world.
222 Hollywood Rd.
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm

Foto's in deze gids zijn genomen door: tomaszdunn, yeowatzup, flickr, InfoMofo, flickr, David Bailey MBE, flickr, limaoscarjuliet, flickr
This walk is easy to combine with the Central Escalator tour
Visited on May 10, 2012

door thomas74muc on May 19, 2012

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