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  • Address: Sheun Wang, Hong Kong, China

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Upper Lascar Row (Cat Street) Tours

Some call it a flea market and some call it a bazaar. What Upper Lascar Row definitely is, is a shopping heaven for all those on the hunt for treasures and antiques. Lascars were Indian seamen who traded between China and the Middle East and found their accommodations in the range of houses who soon became to be known as Lascar Row as well as Cat Street. The area had quite the criminal reputation and it was a common joke that if you had something stolen, you’d likely be able to unearth it in one of the shops on Cat Street. In Cantonese, thieves are often referred to as rats, and the buyers of the stolen goods as cats, which explains the nickname.

Today, Upper Lascar Row is no longer the center of lawlessness and the road has evolved into a market for antiques, second hand items and junk. It’s also clearly a tourist destination with lots of kitsch, Mao statues and jade pieces. Provided they do some digging, visitors can find bargains on silk products, jade, handicrafts, brass works, ceramics and random treasures ranging from the Ming Dynasty to the Cultural Revolution. The price of course depends on the age and the rarity of the items, but many of the items are also modern replicas intended to add a nice touch of interior decoration to a home for a cheaper price. 

Practical Info

Upper Lascar Row is located in Sheun Wang and you can get there by taking the MTR to the station of the same name. It can be visited any time of day of course, but the shops usually open late in the morning and close around 7pm or later. The exception is Sunday, when the market remains closed.

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Walking and Shopping in the Mid-Levels and Central of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Walking and Shopping in the Mid-Levels and Central of Hong Kong

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 1 Review

The words variety and Hong Kong shopping go hand-in-tote bag. And that’s not just in the range of goods on offer, but in the countless ways you can find and ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Private Half-Day Hong Kong Walking Tour, Hong Kong SAR, Shopping Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Half-Day Hong Kong Walking Tour

The real Hong Kong tour is a 4-hour, private walking tour of Hong Kong's Central and Western District. Join your local expert to discover real Hong Kong in the ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.95
Small-Group Walking Tour: Old vs New Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Small-Group Walking Tour: Old vs New Hong Kong

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

On this small-group walking tour, immerse yourself in Hong Kong’s diverse history and culture by journeying through both old and new Hong Kong. With your ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.00
Private Tour: Customized 4-Hour Hong Kong City Tour, Hong Kong SAR, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Customized 4-Hour Hong Kong City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

What do the locals do here? What is their everyday life like? What if I was a local and I wanted to see the city just like how a local would? Let me show ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.76
New and Old Hong Kong Walking Tour: Sheung Wan District, Hong Kong SAR, Custom Private Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

New and Old Hong Kong Walking Tour: Sheung Wan District

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Explore an area of Hong Kong that has preserved its heritage over time! This guided walking tour takes you through the district of Sheung Wan, where you will ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.47
Hong Kong Super Saver: Hong Kong Island Tour plus Sheung Wan District Walking Tour, Hong Kong SAR, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Hong Kong Super Saver: Hong Kong Island Tour plus Sheung Wan District Walking Tour

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

Enjoy the benefit of a Super Saver that combines a Hong Kong Island tour with a guided walking tour of Sheung Wan District. Your informative guide will orient ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $94.96

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