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Ladder Street - A Historic Stone Staircase in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Ladder Street - Sheung Wan, Hong KongLadder Street in Sheung Wan is a popular stone staircase in Hong Kong. It is a series of steep steps ascending the hill from Queen's Road Central to Caine Road, crossing Hollywood Road on the way. It was built between 1841 and 1850 and about 350 meters in length.

Unlike Central's Duddell Street Steps, which is just a section of the street, Ladder Street is comprised entirely of stone steps from end to end, with a few flat sections for resting. The street consists of about a hundred stone steps with wrought iron railings in the center. There are open drainage channels at each side of the stairs to drain off rainwater.

The street connects some of Hong Kong's most popular tourist attractions and heritage sites including the Man Mo Temple on Hollywood Road, Upper Lascar Row (Cat Street), Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum, Museum of Medical Sciences and Tung Wah Hospital. Ladder Street itself was listed as a Grade 1 Built Heritage by the antiquities and monuments office in 2009.

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