The Western District ironically is not "Western" at all. It is the traditional "Chinatown" area of the city. It is filled with many specialty shops that are not seen in other main shopping areas: Chinese furniture, antiques of all kinds (including the odd fake), art supplies for Chinese painting and calligraphy, choice seafood and Chinese delicacies, paper offerings to be burnt at funerals, all kinds of preserved food, and much more. Possession Street, near the intersection of Bonham Strand and Queen's Road West, is where the British fleet first planted its flag in 1841, marking the beginning of modern Hong Kong.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Sheung Wan MTR