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Why Sai Kung is special ?
What to explore at Sai Kung?
Often referred to as the “leisure garden of Hong Kong” the picturesque Sai Kung Peninsula in the north-east New Territories is a complete contrast to urban Hong Kong and represents the best of rural Hong Kong being a natural recreational area with stunning scenery, tiny hamlets, abandoned villages, country parks, hiking trails, lofty peaks, rugged coastline, a national geopark featuring unique spectacular hexagonal rock columns, idyllic beaches, reservoir and a colourful fishing town in a sheltered bay populated by dozens of tiny pristine islands.
How to get to Sai Kung?
(i) MTR to Choi Hung MTR Station then from station exit C2 take Green Minibus 1A (24 hour service approx every 3-5 mins – journey time about 25 mins) to Sai Kung Minibus Station (next to the promenade). KMB Bus 92 (see below), also stops outside exit C2 of Choi Hung MTR Station.
The green minibus stop for Sai Kung is located about 50-metres to the left, on reaching street level from exit C2 of Choi Hung MTR Station
KMB Bus 92 to Sai Kung, which starts at Diamond Hill Station (see below), also passes Choi Hung Station, where the bus stop is located about 50-metres to the right, on reaching street level from station exit C2
(ii) MTR to Diamond Hill MTR Station then KMB bus service 92 (approx every 12/20 mins – journey time about 40 mins) to Sai Kung Bus Terminus (next to promenade).
(iii) MTR to Tseung Kwan O MTR Station or Tiu Keng Leng MTR Station, then from the bus terminus at either of these stations, take NWFB bus service 792M (every 20 mins – journey time approx 40 mins) to Sai Kung Bus Terminus (next to the promenade).
(iv) if travelling from other parts of the New Territories KMB BUS SERVICE 299X from Sha Tin Central Bus Terminus (under New Town Plaza and Sha Tin MTR Station) via Ma On Shan Town Centre to Sai Kung Bus Terminus may be useful. Buses operate at about 10 minute frequency and the journey takes about 35 minutes. The journey includes a scenic stretch above the shores of Three Fathoms Cove and below the peaks of Ma On Shan Country Park.
Red Minibus from Mong Kok - a 24 hour frequent red minibus service operates between Dundas Street, Mong Kok and Wai Man Road Minibus Terminus, adjacent to Sai Kung Waterfront Park. The fare at January 2015 was HK$16 and Octopus Card is accepted on most minibuses operating this route.
A 24-hour red minibus service operates between Dundas Street, Mong Kok and Sai Kung
- Excellent bargin for seafood lovers
- Beautiful, amazing Sai Kung
- Freshest Seafood in Hong Kong
- Picturesque Little Fishing Village
- A great little fishing Town
Sai Kung Town, Hong kong, China
Tips for you
Saturdays are less busy than Sundays. Pineapple bun from Sai Kung bakery is very good
what fish would you like for lunch? or any other wierd and wonderful creature. Pick it fresh yourself along one of these fabulous restaurants
Sai Kung is a lovely seaside village a half-hour-or-so bus ride from the centre city. The bus ride shows you some of the countryside and village houses and the sparkling sea and little islands nearby. Arrive on an empty stomach and fill up on fab dim sum or seafood at one of the local restaurants - we just wandered along the waterfront until we saw a place packed with locals and it was great. If you have a few days in Hong Kong this is a really worthwhile outing. It is also possible to take sampan rides around the islands. We didn't have time on this trip but have in the past and it was a great way to get a closer look at the islands - just compare prices between operators and don't be shy about negotiating!
It's the traditional side of Hong Kong: the streets are narrow, parking looks random and buildings on the two sides of the streets appear to be tired. But it makes you feel at ease. We ate at a restaurant just next to the bay. Different kinds of sea creatures are in water tanks and look very fresh. The dishes were tasty and the service was good. If you are not in a rush, sitting in a nearby tea house for an afternoon tea would be very relaxing. One thing: the restroom of the restaurant was messy, which is not totally surprising. Sorry I forgot the restaurant's name...