Sai Kung

Attraction Sai Kung Town, Hong kong, China Published on: 01-08-2016

2 hours
09:00 AM
11:00 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Cultural
Food
Island
Landmark
Must see
Kids
Free
0.00 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Sai Kung is a small fishing village with picturesque boats, beaches and mountain scenery. A day at the beach here makes for a nice change of pace from Hong Kong.

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Why Sai Kung is special ?

Sai Kung Town is a charming town on Sai Kung Peninsula, facing the Sai Kung Hoi, part of Sai Kung District in the New Territories, Hong Kong. Sai Kung is the centre of the surrounding villages, and hence the name may refer to the areas in its immediate surroundings.

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’.

These laid-back eateries are a great way to recover from a day walking the hills, though the freshness of the seafood and the charm of Sai Kung village are enough to justify coming here to eat without hiking the hills.

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.

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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

Source: http://www.hongkongextras.com/

Selling points

  • Excellent bargin for seafood lovers
  • Beautiful, amazing Sai Kung
  • Freshest Seafood in Hong Kong
  • Picturesque Little Fishing Village
  • A great little fishing Town
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Tips for you

  • A little street is full of interesting shops, market stalls, fantastic fish restaurants, plenty of seats along the sea front
    What to see
  • At MTR Choi Hung Station Exit C2, then take the minibus route 1A. MTR Hang Hau Station, then take the minibus route 101M. Or 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)
    Transportation
  • The international school nearby there is obviously a good expat community out here.
    Things nearby
  • It's a lovely place for hikes especially with your family
    Experience
  • You can book a trip sailing around the nearby small islands before lunch
    Things to do
  • You can pick and buy your own seafood live and take them to be cook at one of the restaurant next door
    Things to do

Reviews

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Saturdays are less busy than Sundays. Pineapple bun from Sai Kung bakery is very good

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what fish would you like for lunch? or any other wierd and wonderful creature. Pick it fresh yourself along one of these fabulous restaurants

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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!

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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...

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