Sai Kung

Sai Kung, the “Back Garden” of Hong Kong, is located in the eastern coastal area of the New Territories. Because of its beautiful scenery, the area has already become a popular site for local people to go outing and spend 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 sea, Sai Kung Seafood Street is a good choice for you to buy and taste all kinds of palatable seafood. There sell a large number of seafood, such as, fishes, shellfishes, shrimps and crabs. You can select the fresh seafood by yourself and let the restaurants cook according to your own preference. You can also directly enjoy the cooked seafood at restaurants. At the pier of Sai Kung Peninsula, there are some local people selling seafood on their boats, where the seafood is fresh and cheaper.

Sail over Sea on a Sampan

Besides the beautiful sea scenery, you can view lots of yachts with colorful sails traveling on the sea if you come on sunny weekends. Or you can enjoy sea fishing on the sampan to get relaxed.

Hike on Sharp Peak

Sharp Peak is a good hiking spot in Hong Kong. Though less famous, it is one of the steepest and most beautiful peaks in this area. When you stand at the top of the peak and enjoy the panoramic view of sea scenery, you may feel the hard journey is worthy. Thus, hikers and climbers always come here. A visit in Sharp Peak scenic area usually needs 4-5 hours.

Do Water Sports or Get Relaxed in Big Wave Bay

The Big Wave Bay is a good choice of recreation and entertainment. The wide sea allows you to experience the surfing and other exciting sea sports. You can lie on the beach chair to enjoy the sea breeze and sunshine. Walking on the soft 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 is Tin Hau Temple. Though small, it is the oldest one among Tin Hau Temples in Hong Kong. It is a haunt for local people to burn incense to pray, and you can also worship inside the temple. After that, you are suggested to taste the desserts at well-known Honeymoon Dessert across the way.

Hong Kong Sai KungSai Kung Country Park

The park consists of the East and the West park. The East Park has the four most famous beaches in Hong Kong - Sai Wan, Ham Tin, Tai Long, Tung Wan. In the West Park, Pak Sha O is the best preserved old village. The most popular destinations in the park 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 like camping and hiking.

High Island Reservoir

High Island Reservoir has the maximum water storage than other reservoirs in Hong Kong. In the seaside is a brilliant jetty made of 7,000 anchor stones in order to prevent raging sea waves. Besides that, there is a unique and rare six corners pillar resulting from volcanic lava which can be viewed as a masterwork of nature. 

Lion Nature Education Center

Being as Hong Kong's first Nature Education Center, the Lion Nature Education Center is located on the 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. Once it was a farm. With the help of the International Association of Lion Clubs, it was established as a nature education center.

How to go 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.