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Ladder Street, Hong Kong

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Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Ladder Street (Chinese: 樓梯街) is a street in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, consisting entirely of stone steps.

One of the most visited temples in Hong Kong, the Man Mo Temple, is on Hollywood Road at the corner of Ladder Street.

There is also the oldest western hospital, the Tung Wah Hospital, and some funeral homes in the area. It is said that more than 100 years ago, when coolies died, their bodies were rested here for funeral services before they were carried back to their home villages back in China. Euphemistically, people call these shops as "long-living shops". Another old-fashioned slang is "four-and-a-half-piece", possibly referring to the number of pieces of wood used to make a coffin.

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  • There is a lot going on around ladder street which is much more interesting than ladder street itself. It is a very steep climb of lots of steep steps. Hard work in the heat. However, they are old...  more »
  • I don't remember the street being this quiet. Probably effected a little by recent political unrest but we went here a few times in our recent trip to HK and it was very quiet. Very few market stalls....  more »
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