Get a glimpse of old Hong Kong in the unusual shops and markets along Bonham Strand. Located in Sheung Wan on Hong Kong Island, Bonham Strand is known for its large concentration of shops selling traditional Chinese medicine, herbal remedies, as well as dried seafood and other exotic animal products.
Bonham Strand runs between Queens Road West and Wing Lok Street. Many Sheung Wan walking tours stop at Bonham Strand, as well as other nearby attractions, such as Cat Street, and Man Mo Temple. For the best value, combine a Sheung Wan walking tour with a Hong Kong Island guided tour and see attractions like Victoria Peak, Aberdeen, and Stanley Market. Or join a hop-on hop-off bus tour to explore Hong Kong at your leisure.
Things to Know Before You Go
Bring your camera, but ask before taking photos.
Some of the products sold on the street may have a strong smell, which may bother those with scent sensitivities.
Bonham Strand is prone to flooding during heavy rainfall.
You can find similar products for sale on the streets around Bonham Strand.
How to Get There
Bonham Strand is located in Sheung Wan. The closest MTR stops are Sheung Wan, Central, and Hong Kong Station. A number of buses and minibuses stop nearby, including bus Nos. 5B, 6, 101, 113, N170, and 282. The tram also stops nearby.
When to Get There
Bonham Strand can be visited year-round. Most of the shops are closed Sundays and public holidays. Bonham Strand can be explored in less than an hour, and most visitors will combine a visit here with other stops nearby in Sheung Wan and Central.
Located near Bonham Strand is the historic Western Market, one of the oldest buildings in Sheung Wan. This Edwardian-style building features a distinctive red brick façade and houses a number of shops selling fabric, arts and crafts, artwork, antiques, and souvenirs. There are also a few cafés and restaurants.