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Ko Shing Street (Chinese Medicine)

Ko Shing Street (Chinese Medicine)

In a city where the ancient and the modern effortlessly co-exist, traditional herbal remedies are anything but alternative. Traditional Chinese Medicine, an approach to healthcare that has developed over 5,000 years, is still very popular with the local population.

Ko Shing Street is the heart of the wholesale herbal medicine trade in Hong Kong, and its dispensary employees have earned a reputation for being highly knowledgeable. But you don’t need to be carrying a shopping list of exotic ingredients to get something out of this place; a mere stroll down the street will expose you to the sights of ancient remedies that provide a tangible link between Asia’s world city and its distant past. You can also find dried seafood here, which is used in traditional Chinese health foods.

Ko Shing Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island
How to get there

Take a tram to Kennedy Town or Whitty Street in Central. Get off at Eastern Street then walk along Des Voeux Road West to Ko Shing Street.

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