Given the long history of Chinese art and culture, oriental antiques are a hugely sought-after souvenir item in Hong Kong. Hong Kong markets are a treasure trove of Chinese antiques and whether authentic or replica, they still make for cool mementos to bring back home.
One area in Hong Kong, Upper Lascar Row, is an antique collector’s playground. It is a 200-meter street that is lined with antique stores selling coins, jade artifacts, historical toys, and other items. What’s great about shopping on Upper Lascar Row is that antiques come really cheap although there are also a few stores that sell “legit” antiques – those that cost an arm and a leg.
BEST GIFTS FOR: Your difficult-to-impress bosses and in-laws; friends and co-workers who are collectors
PORTABLE LEVEL: From easy to hard to manage
PRICING: From 15 HKD ($2)
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