District Highlights

 

 

Local Characteristics of Sai Kung District
Sai Kung district consists of Sai Kung, Hang Hau rural area and Tseung Kwan O. Covering 12680 hectares, it is the second largest administrative district in Hong Kong in area. Sai Kung has been known as the "Leisure Garden of Hong Kong" and has been a very popular sightseeing spot for tourists as well as local residents. It is also growing in popularity in recent years as a seafood centre. As for Tseung Kwan O, it is one of Hong Kong's latest and most rapidly developing new towns. The Sai Kung District Council started to launch a "Tseung Kwan O - Healthy City" project in collaboration with various voluntary organizations in 1999 to arouse social concern over healthy living and to build Tseung Kwan O into a health city, an ideal place to live and work in.

 

Sheung Yiu Folk Museum
>Sheung Yiu Folk Museum
Sheung Yiu Folk Museum
Situated in the scenic area of Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung, the Sheung Yiu Folk Museum was originally a Hakka village established by a Wong clan in the late 19th century. Sheung Yiu Village and its neighbouring lime kiln were gazetted as monuments in 1981. After restoration, the village was opened as a museum in 1984. It displays various farm implements and daily objects used by the Hakka people to recreate the rural life of Sheung Yiu Village in its heyday.  

 

Memorial Monuments for Sai Kung Martyrs During World War II
Situated at Tsam Chuk Wan, the monument was built by the descendants of the Hong Kong freedom fighters living in Sai Kung during the Second World War. The million-dollar monument was completed and opened to the public on 23 January 1989
 

Memorial Monuments for Sai Kung Martyrs During World War II

Memorial Monuments for Sai Kung Martyrs During World War II

 

Sai Kung Outdoor Recreation Centre
Sai Kung Outdoor Recreation Centre
Sai Kung Outdoor Recreation Centre
Situated among the beautiful surroundings of the Tui Min Hoi area in Sai Kung, the Centre offers a perfect, tranquil sanctuary to urban dwellers and provides numerous recreational and sports facilities, including a swimming pool, basketball courts, a roller-skating rink, BBQ sites and a children's play area, etc.
 

 

Lions Nature Education Centre
The Centre is situated on the east of Hiram's Highway near Sai Kung Town. Comprising 34 hectares of land, it is Hong Kong's first nature education center. The center also includes many informative and attractive field and outdoor display areas, such as an arboretum, a rocks and mineral garden, a medicinal plants garden, a demonstration tree nursery, an insectarium and a shell house, etc. The Centre is widely used for the purposes of public education, recreation, nature conservation and scientific studies. 
Lions Nature Education Centre
Lions Nature Education Centre

 

Sai Kung Country Parks
Sai Kung Country Parks
Sai Kung Country Parks
Most of the land surface of the Sai Kung Peninsula, except the village areas, is covered by two country parks, namely the Sai Kung East Country Park and the Sai Kung West Country Park, with total area of about 7500 hectares.

The most popular places in the parks are Wong Chuk Wan, Tai Mong Tsai, Pak Tam Chung, Sai Wan and Wong Shek Pier. The picturesque Cheung Sheung Plateau is a favourite spot for hikers and campers.

 

 

Clear Water Bay Country Park
The Clear Water Bay Peninsula is another spectacular scenic spot in Sai Kung. It extends from Tai Po Tsai in the north to Joss House Bay in the south. One can spend the entire day at the Tai Hang Tun Barbecue Area, where barbecue and picnic facilities are provided and there are some magnificent vistas out over the open sea. It is also a very popular kite flying area where many colorful kites can be seen on windy days.

 

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The Hong Kong University of Science and technology was incorporated in April 1988, and opened in October 1991, as a technological university dedicated to the advancement of learning and scholarship, with special emphasis on research, postgraduate education and close collaboration with business and industry. Attractive scenic spots include the Mushroom Window, Grand Atrium and Sundial. 
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 

Che Kung Temple at Ho Chung
Situated on the banks of the Ho Chung River, the temple is one of the oldest in Hong Kong. It honours Che Kung, a great general during the Sung Dynasty (AD 960-1279) who suppressed a revolt in Southern China and was later deified by the Taoist religion. The temple, which predates its popular counterpart near Tai Wai in Shatin, has been blessing the residents of Ho Chung Village for more than 300 years.

 

 

Tin Hau Temple at Fat Tong Mun
Tin Hau Temple at Fat Tong Mun
Tin Hau Temple at Fat Tong Mun
The Tin Hau Temple, dedicated to Tin Hau, Goddess of the Sea, faces Joss House Bay within the inner waters of the Fat Tong Mun Channel. Although it is not known when the temple was first built, it is certainly one of the oldest in Hong Kong and is extremely popular. Thousands of worshippers flock to pay tribute during the Tin Hau Festival which takes place on every 2 March in the lunar calendar. 

 

Jin Island (Tiu Chung Chau)
The Sai Kung Peninsula and the islands near the coast are almost composed entirely of volcanic materials. Acid lavas are found in the area surrounding the High Island Reservoir and the southern islands such as Jin Island. Because of exposure to the easterly winds and sea waves, interesting landforms such as sea caves, stacks, arches and inlets add to the natural landscape of Jin Island.
Jin Island (Tiu Chung Chau)
Jin Island (Tiu Chung Chau)

 

 

Leung Shuen Wan Tin Hau Temple
Leung Shuen Wan Tin Hau Temple
Leung Shuen Wan Tin Hau Temple
Leung Shuen Wan mainly consisted of 3 villages: Tung A, Pak A and Pak Lap Villages. In ancient times, Leung Shuen Wan was believed to be a military warehouse. Today, it had become a designated fish culture zone with several seafood restaurants along the shore to cater delicious food for travellers. The temple was built by fishermen to worship the Goddess of the Sea. Nowadays, thousands of worshippers visit the Tin Hau Temple to pray for bountiful catches and protection from storms and shipwreck's.


 

 

High Island Reservoir
The High Island Reservoir, the largest in Hong Kong, with a storage capacity of 281.1 million cubic metres, was carved out of the sea by damming the two ends of a narrow channel between High Island and the mainland peninsula of Sai Kung. The construction of the High Island Reservoir has added to the beauty and variety of the scenery of Sai Kung, especially the eastern dam, with its dolosse-unit cofferdam, being in itself unique. 

 
High Island Reservoir
High Island Reservoir

 

Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course
Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course
Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course
Situated in the northern part of Kau Sai Island, the 158-hectare Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course was developed and is managed by the Hong Kong Jockey Club. There are two 18-hole golf courses, a club house, a driving range and practice facilities including a golf instruction academy. Scheduled ferry services between the Sai Kung pier and Kau Sai Chau are provided for public visitors. 

 

 

Yim Tin Tsai Village and St. Joseph's Chapel
The ancestors of Yim Tin Tsai Village had settled in Yim Tin 300 years ago. Once the village population reached its pinnacle of 500 persons. Nowadays, most of them have already emigrated to Britain. Catholic missionaries started preaching and built the chapel in Yim Tin Tsai 150 Years ago, a benchmark of the early development of the catholic religion in Hong Kong.
Yim Tin Tsai Village and St. Joseph's Chapel
Yim Tin Tsai Village and St. Joseph's Chapel

 

The Hong Kong Velodrome
The Hong Kong Velodrome

The Hong Kong Velodrome is the first-ever local indoor cycling facility that meets the standards of the International Cycling Union. It serves as the local training base for the Hong Kong Cycling Team where they can receive regular and quality training. The velodrome has one 250-metre wooden cycling track with supporting facilities suitable for hosting international competitions. The multi-use arena in the infield area at track level can be converted into two basketball courts, two volleyball courts or eight badminton courts. Other ancillary facilities include an activity room, a dance room, a table-tennis room, a fitness room and a children's playroom. Apart from enabling the public to enjoy indoor sports and ball games, the facilities can also be used for staging other major non-sports events. The outdoor recreational facilities consist of both active and passive elements. Its active recreational facilities include a skateboard park, an outdoor climbing wall, a jogging track, fitness corners and a children’s play area, while its passive leisure facilities include an open-air amphitheatre, an artificial lake, a model boat pool, a lawn area and a landscaped terrace.

 

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