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Tai Ping Shan Street- A Rich Mix of Everything You Will Love

March 10, 2021

Name(English): Tai Ping Shan Street
Name(Chinese): 太平山街
Category: Culture and History, Local Lifestyle
Address(English): Tai Ping Shan Street, Central And Western, Hong Kong Island
Address(Chinese): 中西區太平山街
Address Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/AMvYpo2YNJF7ZguQ6
Address longitude and latitude: 22.28501263456643, 114.14817886397834
Nearest MTR Station: Sheung Wan MTR Station Exit A2
Nearest MTR Station Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/N8L26MMweR6qTtLEA
Nearest MTR Station longitude and latitude: 22.28680826955768, 114.15187139690887
How far from the nearest MTR Station: 9 mins from Sheung Wan MTR Exit A2
Opening Hours:
MON 11:00 – 10:00
TUE 11:00 – 10:00
WED 11:00 – 10:00
THUR 11:00 – 10:00
FRI 11:00 – 10:00
SAT 11:00 – 10:00
SUN 11:00 – 10:00
Recommended Time to Visit: After 12:00
Accessibility Note: Easy access

“A Rich mix of everything” is likely the best way to define the beauty of the city. Tai Ping Shan Street is just another nice places that embodies such beauty perfectly. Marking the early colonial history in Hong Kong, this stylish area will delight you with what it has to offer, from temples to street arts. A hidden gem you can easily find as you hang about Central.

While Kwun Yum Tong, a buddhist temple first established in 1840, is still there, Tai Ping Shan Street is now well known for its contemporary art. The area is now home to pop-up galleries, design studios, and fashion boutiques where each has its unique aesthetics, making a free-walk just as pleasant. 

A stylish restaurant
Fashion boutiques

Want a drink? There is a dozen cafes around that offer good roast and brew. But you can also grab a lemon tea at a local eatery, which is nevertheless refreshing and relaxing. Craft beer of great variety can be found at Craftissimo, a cool beer store that provides craft beer from across the globe for friendly prices. Feel free to wander into the smaller streets as you might discover some colorful graffiti or a bar of your liking for a round of happy hours. 

Craft beer from across the globe for friendly prices

It’s hard to imagine that until the end of the 19th century, it was a dirty neighborhood where Chinese folks inhabited, with dense population, many brothels and unsanitary conditions. When bubonic plague raged through Hong Kong in 1894, the area took the worst hit and was redeveloped into Blake Garden by the government. 

Over time, Tai Ping Shan Street has developed from a peaceful neighborhood to a stylish, vibrant hub that attracts many to come visit or stay.

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