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By Jasmine Hung | October 15th, 2022
  • PoHo

With its peaceful pedestrian streets and colorful façades, PoHo is a lovely neighborhood that exudes an irresistible charm and a bohemian ambience. As you take a walk through the alleyways and diverse streets around Tai Ping Shan and Po Hing Fong, you will find a curious mix of historical and modern architecture lined with independent art galleries and boutique shops, and an up-and-coming food scene with restaurants serving up unique fare alongside specialty coffee houses.

Chillax Place

Chillax Place

Chillax Place is a free-style social art workshop with a community-feel, the team believes in ‘art is for everyone’ and aims to offer a creative and fun environment where all can enjoy acrylic painting and making art. Suitable for a novice or an enthusiast, each art jam session gives you the chance to pick up some new skills and create your own original painting on canvas to take home.

G/F, 6B Tai Ping Shan Street, 5322 9337

Sean Gallery

Sean Gallery Poho Hong Kong

Sean Gallery is a commercial gallery and ceramics studio run by ceramicist Loretta Sean and Sydney-based artist and curator Yves Lee. Ceramic enthusiasts will also love this relaxed studio, which offers wheel-throwing and handbuilding courses to help you explore your inner creativity.

12 Tai Ping Shan Street,

Rapha Hong Kong

Rapha Hong Kong
Image: Rapha Hong Kong

Rapha is as much a destination for shoppers dropping in for a cup of coffee as it is a meeting place for local cyclists, as the brand runs its own cycling club to connect riders around the city. Drop by to join one of their regular rides and live race viewings, browse the latest sportswear collection, and take part in exclusive events and exhibitions.

56 Sai Street, 9442 3507


curious po hing fong hong kong

If you are looking for a second hand furniture shop dedicated to vintage items, look no further. Curious is a treasure trove with an abundance of vintage up-cycled objects that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. From eclectic, designer decorations to great value restored furniture staples such as sofa chairs and chest of drawers, you are bound to find some gems here that will add character to your home.

60 Po Hing Fong

Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences

Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences

This unusual spot is for anyone with a love of medical sciences and Hong Kong history. Opened in 1996, The Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences is an independent public museum housed in the Old Pathological Institute, one of Hong Kong’s declared monuments. The museum offers stimulating exhibitions and cultural activities that give visitors a unique insight into the past and present of Hong Kong’s rich medical heritage.

2 Caine Lane, 2549 5123

Blue Lotus Gallery

blue lotus gallery poho hong kong
Image: Blue Lotus Gallery

Blue Lotus Gallery is one of Hong Kong’s leading photographic galleries for contemporary and historical photography with a strong focus on exploring Hong Kong culture and identity. Whether you’re a professional photographer or just enjoy appreciating photography, there’s sure to be an exhibition at this gallery to inspire you.

28 Pound Lane, 5590 3229

Bouillon Bistro Parisien

bouillon hong kong
Image: Bouillon Bistro Parisien

Bouillon is a cozy French bistro that offers classic dishes and creative cuisine showcasing authentic French cooking at its finest. Expect delicious, rustic fare, and a well-curated wine list.

6 Pound Lane, 2886 0056


embla hong kong
Image: Embla

Embla, chef Jim Löfdahl’s new endeavor after Frantzén’s Kitchen, is a contemporary Nordic fine dining restaurant inspired by the freshest seasonal ingredients. Jim shares his heritage and culture with diners through an array of gourmet ranging from caviars, Scottish brown crabs to French turbot. Fans of mixed drinks are also well taken care of with a selection of innovative mocktails, as well as cocktails inspired by Nordic spirits, especially those from Sweden.

11 Upper Station Street, 2559 8508

More from our Neighborhood Guide series.