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coaches, AD’s, chaperones, parents, players and other guests!
Here is a small compilation of things you can see/do in/around the Shatin/Kowloon area, as well as some other possibilities depending on your length of stay and amount of free time available.
Hope it helps!
The Hong Kong Tourism Board is quite helpful with lots of tips and info.
|THINGS TO DO.....IN SAI KUNG
● Sai Kung Seafood Street
Sai Kung is known as ‘Hong Kong’s back garden’ because of the beautiful hiking trails and beaches in this area. The village of Sai Kung is also noted locally for its seafood restaurants, many of which congregate on the seafront, known as ‘Seafood Street’.
● Foot massage/pedi, etc.
Zone Massage: https://www.facebook.com/ZoneMassage
● Good Eats in Sai Kung
Here is a good website with a list of many of the places to try out in Sai Kung:
+ Paisanos Pizza – get your big slices of pizza here, or if you are sharing, they have 24” pizzas!
G/F, 27 Chan Man Street
+ Anthony’s Ranch – American style food (burgers, ribs, etc.)
G/F, 28 Yi Chun Street
+ Happy Hour - HKA staff often like to have a few drinks/tapas at Casa
Shop 1, G/F
Sui Yat Building
1 Sai Kung Hoi Pong Square
|THINGS TO DO....CULTURE & HERITAGE
● Chi Lin Nunnery & Nan Lian Garden
A lovely nunnery built amongst the high-rises around the Diamond Hill MTR area. Beautiful architecture and lovely garden. You can also try some traditional vegetarian food at the little restaurant behind a waterfall.
+ How to get there: MTR Diamond Hill Station Exit C2, follow the signs and walk for around five minutes.
● Che Kung Temple
This temple located in the Tai Wai area of Sha Tin honours Che Kung, a military commander of the Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279) whose advantageous power for suppressing uprisings and plagues made him a household name. In popular folklore, it’s said that Che Kung escorted the Song dynasty’s last emperor on his escape to Sai Kung in what is now called the New Territories. His achievements led to him eventually becoming revered as a god.
+ How to get there: MTR Che Kung Temple Station Exit B, follow the signs and walk for around 10 minutes.
● 10,000 Buddhas Monastery
One of the less trodden gems of Hong Kong is the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery in Sha Tin. The Big Buddha with its cable car on Lantau gets much more attention, but 10,000 Buddhas provides you with a much more intimate and surprising temple experience.
+ How to get there: MTR East Rail to Sha Tin Station. From station exit B take the ramp alongside the bus terminus, down to street level and past Pai Tau Village on the left. Continue walking forward a short distance to the junction with Pai Tau Street on the left (the distinctive Grand Central Plaza mall which is the location of Homesquare and the IKEA store is directly opposite)…please click on one of the links below for continued/more detailed directions.
● Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree
In the past, whenever there was a festival, villagers would throw joss paper into these two trees and make wishes. The higher the branch the joss paper landed on, the more likely it was the wish would come true. People from all over Hong Kong still come here in their droves to make wishes during festivals; however, as it’s not just local villagers hoping to try their luck in the trees anymore, measures have been introduced to protect the wishing trees from becoming buried in paper. Nowadays, wishes are more tidily made by tying joss paper to nearby wooden racks or imitation trees.
+ How to get there: MTR to Tai Wo Station, then take taxi
● Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Located within a wooded setting just out of view of Sha Tin’s towering housing complexes, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum is patterned after the traditional si he yuan; a compound of harmoniously blended houses built around a central courtyard.
But people don’t just come here for the quaint architecture; the extensive museum is divided into 12 exhibition galleries, each a treasure trove of relics that express the history, culture and arts of early Hong Kong and the nearby South China region.
+ How to get there: MTR Che Kung Temple Station Exit A. Walk for approximately five minutes along the footbridge until you reach the museum.
● Kowloon Walled City Park
Originally used as a maritime defence station in the 15th century, the semi-lawless space later became a slum of poorly built high-rises and a breeding ground for various kinds of criminal activity. The city was torn down in the late 1980s and reopened as a Jiangnan garden-style park boasting impressive water features and traditional gardens.
+ How to get there: Lok Fu MTR station, Exit B. Walk along Junction Rd and turn left on to Tung Tau Tsuen Rd
|THINGS TO DO....THE GREAT OUTDOORS
● Cycling Trail – Sha Tin to Tai Po
Cycling is an increasingly popular pastime in Hong Kong. The following route passes beautiful mountain and coastal scenery in the New Territories and includes the Tolo Harbour Cycling Track -- the most picturesque cycling route in Hong Kong!
Area: Sha Tin and Tai Po District
Starting point: Shing Mun River
End point: Tai Po Waterfront Park
Average cycling time: Less than 3 hours
Distance: Approx. 16km
Replenishing stations: Near the end of the Pak Shek Kok Promenade there is an open-air café providing simple meals and drinks.
● Walking Tour - Wong Tai Sin to Kowloon City
Combine a few different sites by doing this self-guided walking tour from Chi Lin Nunnery, to Wong Tai Sin Temple and through Kowloon City.
|THINGS TO DO....OTHER MUST-SEES!|
● Victoria Harbour – light show every night at 8pm
+ Take MTR to TST, Exit J.
● The Peak – incredible views of HK.
Peak Tram from the Peak Tram Lower Terminus on Garden Road
A few options to get there:
+ Taking bus 15C from the lay-by outside the Star Ferry pier in Central, or walk from MTR Central Station, Exit J2.)
+ Bus 15 from Exchange Square bus terminus (near MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit D)
+ Minibus 1 from MTR Hong Kong Station public transport interchange.
● Ladies Market – great one-stop shopping in the heart of Mongkok – make sure you bargain hard, though, as they can smell tourists from far away! Lots of t-shirts, souvenirs, gadgets and more! You will be sure to leave with something! Electronic street, Sports Street and Mongkok Computer Centre are parallel to Ladies Market so there are lots of other shops around to tempt your wallet!
+ Take MTR to Mongkok, Exit E2.
● Afternoon Tea at either...
+ Intercontinental - TST - TST MTR, Exit J or
+ Ritz Carlton - 102 floor of the ICC tower! Kowloon MTR station, through Elements Mall.
● Ocean Park – Aquarium/zoo/amusement park all in one! (The cable car itself is worth it!)