Sai Kung, Hong Kong Overview

Sai Kung peninsula, located a little over half-an-hour from Hong Kong’s city center, is a hotspot for relaxation providing the opportunity to connect with nature. Its breathtaking views, gorgeous beaches, a variety of leisure activities and a multitude of top-notch eateries have converted this former fishing village into a favorite of the tourism industry.

Although Sai Kung is known for its busy fishing industry, it is also recognized for its quiet and secluded access to wildlife. As a result, this town appeals to individuals of multiple interests. One may indulge in peaceful promenades, visits to internationally recognized wildlife parks, adventurous hiking activities and thrilling watersports such as kayaking. Visitors may also explore small neighboring islands that are accessible by boat available at the Sai Kung Pier. Sai Kung is a perfect holiday spot recommended by tourists and locals alike.

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Places to Visit

Astropark: Spend an evening under the stars and explore the astronomical wonders of the sky from this 1200 square meter area that stores all the equipment you could possibly need.

53 Hoi Ha: Heaven for fitness fanatics and nature lovers alike. Resources are provided for kayaking, yoga, Pilates, snorkeling and stand-up paddle boarding among others against the breathtaking backdrop of clears waters and white-sand beaches.

Lion’s Nature Education Centre: A 16-hectare stretch allowing for strolls, picnics, and exploration of diverse biodiversity.

Beaches: Tai Long Wan (Ham Tin Wan beach), Half Moon Bay and Long Ke Wan among others are beautiful beaches with clear waters in Sai Kung, that serve as hotspots for relaxation and water sports for both tourists and locals. These can be accessed by Taxi.

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Sai Kung Hiking: (spots including Tai Tun Shan and High Junk Peak among others). Hiking activities in Sai Kung are not for the faint hearted. They facilitate an ultimate adventure that is accompanied by the opportunity to admire the region’s natural beauty.

Sai Kung Seafood Market

One cannot claim to have explored Sai Kung without appreciating the sight of its famous floating seafood market, central to the reputation of the region as a fishing village. Fresh catches of several varieties are available on a daily basis and provide supplies to restaurants throughout the city.

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Food & Restaurants in Sai Kung

The region of Sai Kung is a paradise for seafood lovers. A wide variety of choices is available as both traditional and international flavours can be discovered at eateries that range from the levels of quick street food to comfortable fine dining.

The Bottle Shop: Specializes in brews and ciders originating from multiple continents in a pursuit to satisfy an internationally travelled palette.
Location: GF 114 Man Nin Street, New Territories, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Duke of York: This pub dating back to 1988 is a local favorite, inspired by a British punk atmosphere that creates the perfect atmosphere for an evening rendezvous.
Location: G/F, 42 - 56 Fuk Man Road Sai Kung.

Honeymoon Desserts: The original outlet of this now popular franchise that boasts an availability of an impressive number of over 100 Chinese desserts.
Location: 10A-C Po Tung Rd, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Little Cove Espresso: This petite café brings stimulating Mediterranean flavors to the table along with exquisite beverages guaranteed to excite coffee lovers.
Location: Shop 1 and 2, G/F, Siu Yat Building, Sai Kung Hoi Pong Square Sai Kung.

Loaf On: As a Michelin star owner, this restaurant lives up to its reputation by providing the best of mouth-watering mantis shrimp, crab and salted fried chicken dishes among others.
Location: See Cheung St, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Sai Kung Cafe & Bakery: Provisions for all your bakery needs.  Famous for an appeal that makes regular queues insignificant, when compared to the gratification from a bite of sinful pineapple bun that melts in your mouth.
Location: G/F, 6-7 Kam Po Court, 2 Hoi Pong Square, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Sing Kee Seafood Restaurant: A Cantonese restaurant that has been bestowed the honor of possessing Michelin stars, serves delicious dishes of all varieties of the highest caliber.
Location: G/F, 33-39 Sai Kung Tai Street Sai Kung.

Best Time to Visit

Weekends are the best time to visit Sai Kung as a result of larger crowds, more activity and a greater variety of seafood as compared to weekdays. This ensures an overall more enjoyable experience.

Tips

1. Comfortable, light clothing and footwear are recommended.
2. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also useful as protective measures from the sun.
3. Appropriate clothing, footwear and supplies as per activities that one decides to participate in, may also be required. (Swimwear for the beach and supplies for hiking).

How To Reach Sai Kung

Routes to Sai Kung are rather limited due to the absence of direct MTR services to the region. However, transport is available through the following routes:

MTR to Hang Hau followed by a journey by minibus to Sai Kung.

MTR to Choi Hung followed by a journey by minibus 1A to Sai Kung.

Use a taxi service to travel to Sai Kung. (This method of transport is a bit more expensive as compared to the earlier two options).

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