Sai Kung

Sai Kung, the “Back Garden” of Hong Kong, is located in the eastern coastal area of the New Territories. Thanks to its beautiful scenery, the area has already become a hotspot amongst the locals for going out and spending their weekends. Besides, the seafood there is a must.

What to Do in Sai Kung Hong Kong

Seafood in Sai KungEnjoy Seafood

Located along the seafront, Sai Kung Seafood Street offers you great choice when buying and tasting all kinds of palatable seafood. Amongst the large range of seafood on offer are fishes, shellfishes, shrimps and crabs. You can select the fresh seafood yourself and let the restaurants cook according to your own preference. You can also enjoy the cooked seafood at any of the restaurants. At the pier of Sai Kung Peninsula, you will find local people selling seafood on their boats, which is usually cheaper and fresher.

Sail over Sea by Sampan

If you come on sunny weekends, you can view many yachts, adorning colorful sails, sailing out at sea. Or you can simply relax and enjoy sea fishing on the sampan.

Hike on Sharp Peak

Sharp Peak is a good hiking spot in Hong Kong. Although less famous, it is one of the most beautiful peaks in this area and one of the steepest. The hard climb to the top however is worth it when you stand on top of the peak and enjoy the panoramic view sea, scenery and sky. This view is what drives hikers and climbers alike to the mountain. A visit to Sharp Peak scenic area usually needs 4-5 hours.

Do Water Sports or Get Relaxed in Big Wave Bay

Big Wave Bay is an ideal choice for recreation and entertainment. Here, you can experience surfing and other exciting sea sports. For those who prefer to just relax, you can lie on the beach chair and enjoy the sea breeze and sunshine. Going for a walk along the beach, camping and having a barbecue are also great things to do in Big Wave Bay.  

What to See in Sai Kung

Tin Hau Temple

In the northeast coast of Inland Sea of Port Shelter lies Tin Hau Temple. Although small, it is the oldest temple amongst the Tin Hau Temples in Hong Kong. Here, it is local custom to burn incense to pray. You may wish to worship inside the temple. Afterwards, you are suggested to taste the desserts at the well-known Honeymoon Dessert across the way.

Hong Kong Sai KungSai Kung Country Park

The park consists of the East and the West Park. East Park boasts the four most famous beaches in Hong Kong - Sai Wan, Ham Tin, Tai Long, Tung Wan. In West Park, Pak Sha O is the best preserved old village. The most popular destinations in the park however are Wong Chuk Wan, Tai Mong Tsai, Pak Tam Chung, Yung Shue O and Lai Chi Chong. Cheung Sheung Plateau is a good destination for those who enjoy camping and hiking.

High Island Reservoir

High Island Reservoir has the maximum water storage amongst the reservoirs in Hong Kong. At the seaside, you can find a jetty made of 7,000 anchor stones which shield the land from the raging sea waves. Even more interesting, is the masterwork of nature that can be viewed - a unique and rare six corners pillar resulting from volcanic lava. 

Lion Nature Education Center

Being Hong Kong's first Nature Education Center, the Lion Nature Education Center is located east of a highway near Sai Kung Town. The center covers an area of about 34 hectares (84 acres) and has an arboretum, a medicinal plant garden, an insectarium and a shell house. It was originally a farm but with the help and support of the International Association of Lion Clubs, it was established as a nature education center.

How to get to Sai Kung

1. Take bus no.1A, 92, or 96 R from Diamond Hill MTR Station to get there. Please note 92 and 96R are operated on holidays only.
2. Take bus no. 792M from Hang Hau MTR Station to get there.
- Last updated on Aug. 29, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Sai Kung
Asked by Georgie from SOUTH AFRICA | Aug. 27, 2018 00:56Reply
Hi there, does anyone know of any decent, central places to stay in Sai Kung?
Answers (3)
Answered by Frank from CANADA | Aug. 28, 2018 20:21

Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East is recommended and it is located in Tower 5, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O.
Answered by Georgina from STUART | Aug. 28, 2018 23:48

Thank you Frank, is there any where to stay in Sai Kung Town? So we don’t have to travel too far?
Otherwise what time do the buses stop at night?
Answered by Frank from CANADA | Aug. 29, 2018 01:56

Most people will choose to live near Tseung Kwan O. Most buses will stop after 23:00 but some will stop at 21:00.
Asked by Narf from SG | Feb. 27, 2018 03:40Reply
Tsim Sha Tsui to Sai Kung

Can anyone advise what is the estimated cab fare from Sheraton Hotel Nathan Rd to Sai Kung ?

Are the seafood restaurants open for lunch ? Thanks
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Answered by Harvey from CANADA | Feb. 27, 2018 19:45

It costs around 120HKD by taxi.
Don’t worry about the seafood restaurant, they will be open for lunch. Btw, I happen to know a Chuen Kee Seafood Restaurant in 87-89 Man Nin St, Sai Kung, you may have a try!
Asked by Sam from SINGAPORE | Sep. 27, 2015 02:07Reply
I want to go to Sai Kung to have some seafood at the harbour
Can somebody help me out ? I was told to catch the MTR to choi hung. ?
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Answered by Helen from IRELAND | Sep. 27, 2015 22:31

No, Choi Hung is still far from your destination, at least half a hour by bus. Anyway, if you arrive Choi Hung Street first, walk to Ngau Chi Wan Village to take the bus No. 92 to get there in 50min. Then walk about 5 mins, you will reach the famous seafood street. Or let me know your current location so that I can give you the right directions.
Answered by Sam from SINGAPORE | Sep. 28, 2015 04:20

thanks Helen, My location at Fortress MTR station.
Asked by szastrow | Mar. 13, 2014 07:52Reply
What is the easiest way to get from Tsim Sha Tsui (Canton Rd. area specifically) to Sai Kung?
I want to visit the fish market, etc.
Thank you!
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Answered by Shasha from DENMARK | Mar. 14, 2014 02:34

As you don't write down the exact location of Canton Road, I presume you start from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station. Take Tsuen Wan line at this station to Yau Ma Tei where transfer to Kwun Tong line to Diamon Hill station. Then you can walk to DIAMOND HILL RAILWAY STATION BUS TERMINUS to take bus no. 92 to your destination then. The whole journey takes 75-80min.
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