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Sai KungHong Kong SAR

Take a break from the bustling city streets to visit this charming fishing town, known for its casual seafood restaurants and nearby hiking trails.

Located in the Sai Kung Peninsula in the northeast New Territories, Sai Kung Town, or simply Sai Kung, is famous for its numerous restaurants serving fresh seafood. It’s also a starting point for beach excursions and hiking trails in the nearby hills.

It takes about two hours to get to Sai Kung by public transportation from downtown Hong Kong. Most locals insist it’s worth the trip and often spend the whole weekend relaxing in the area.

The town sits at the foot of the hills of Ma On Shan Country Park. Despite recent development, the area still retains much of its old-world charm. Visit the old town to the south to enjoy modern shops, cafés and sports facilities in the center. The harbor is always full of activity and is lined with moored fishing boats selling the day’s catch to locals and visitors.

From Sai Kung, you can travel to one of more than 70 nearby small islands. For more popular islands, ferries may run regularly or on an “on demand basis,” so it’s best to plan in advance and check schedules online.

There are plenty of hiking trails that lead into the nearby hills. The area has some historic attractions; enjoy the serene atmosphere of traditional temples, such as the Hung Shing Temple at Kau Sai Chau.

Back in Sai Kung, end your hike or beach excursion with a casual, open-air dining experience at any one of the local restaurants along the seafront—known as “Seafood Street.” Take your pick of live seafood from the enormous tank displays, then sit back and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

The nearby promenade offers views of numerous nearby small islands, including Kau Sai Chau, home of the famed Jockey Club Public Golf Course. Its three 18-hole courses are open to the public and are reached by ferry from the harbor.

There’s no MTR link to Sai Kung; it’s mainly served by minibuses leaving from MTR stations. From Choi Hung MTR Station take Exit C2, then minibus route 1A. Alternatively, from MTR Hang Hau Station you can take minibus route 101.

Where to stay in Sai Kung

Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung, Hong Kong SAR

Tseung Kwan O

4.5/5Wonderful!(20 area reviews)

Visitors highly recommend Tseung Kwan O for its abundant dining options, and you can make a stop by Clear Water Bay Country Park while you're in town.

Tseung Kwan O
Hang Hau, Sai Kung, Hong Kong SAR

Hang Hau

The restaurants and shopping are a few reasons travelers visit Hang Hau. Though there aren't many top sights in the neighborhood, you can visit Kowloon Bay and Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, a few notable attractions nearby.

Hang Hau
Chinese tea
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Ma On Shan

Travelers like the parks in Ma On Shan, and Ma On Shan Country Park is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Ma On Shan

Top Hotels in Sai Kung

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East
Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East
4.5 out of 5
Tower 5, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung
The price is ¥7,569 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 19

Located in Tseung Kwan O, this luxury hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Victoria Harbour and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Kowloon Bay. Hong Kong University of Science and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (965 reviews)

"Very good location and nice hot tub. MTR station is nearby"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East
Holiday Inn Express Kowloon East
Holiday Inn Express Kowloon East
3.5 out of 5
Tower 4, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan 0, Sai Kung
The price is ¥6,139 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 21

Located in Tseung Kwan O, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Victoria Harbour and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Kowloon Bay. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ...

4.1/5Very Good! (984 reviews)
Far-off establishment with easy access

"Location is great, close to TKO MRT and bus interchange. Therefore busy traffic of crowds of people is unavoidable. The room is of adequate size with all the necessary amenities. But the mattress is tired and does not offer enough support. The current offer comes with buffet breakfast (Mon-Fri), ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Kowloon East
The Pier Hotel
The Pier Hotel
3.5 out of 5
No.9 Pak Sha Wan Street, Sai Kung

Situated by the sea, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Ma On Shan Country Park and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Victoria ...

4.3/5Excellent! (145 reviews)

"The room is spacious, the facilities are thoughtfully prepared. And most importantly the ocean view makes the whole stay much more enjoyable."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2020

The Pier Hotel

Popular places to visit in Sai Kung

East Dam of High Island Reservoir
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East Dam of High Island Reservoir

You can find out about the history of Sai Kung when you stop by East Dam of High Island Reservoir. Check out the shops and top-notch restaurants in this vibrant area.

Hong Kong Global Geopark
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Hong Kong Global Geopark

Explore the great outdoors at Hong Kong Global Geopark, a lovely green space in Sai Kung. Amble around this vibrant area's waterfront and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Clear Water Bay Second Beach
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Clear Water Bay Second Beach

Why not spend a carefree afternoon at Clear Water Bay Second Beach during your travels in Sai Kung? Amble around the area's parks or visit its shops.

Sai Kung Park
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Sai Kung Park

Explore the great outdoors at Sai Kung Park, a lovely green space in Sai Kung. Stroll along the waterfront or visit the shops in this vibrant area.

Clear Water Bay First Beach
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Clear Water Bay First Beach

If a restful vacation is part of your travel plans, Clear Water Bay First Beach might be the perfect place to seek out during your trip to Sai Kung. Wander the parks or discover the area's mountain views.

Sheung Luk Stream
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Sheung Luk Stream

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Sheung Luk Stream during your travels in Sai Kung. Stroll along the waterfront in this vibrant area, or check out its top-notch restaurants.

Top things to do in Sai Kung

Hong Kong Geopark Kayaking Adventure
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Hong Kong Geopark Kayaking Adventure

¥14,708
Per adult
Sai Kung - The 'Back Garden' of Hong Kong
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Sai Kung - The 'Back Garden' of Hong Kong

¥19,040
Per adult
Hong Kong Geopark Yacht Tour
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Hong Kong Geopark Yacht Tour

¥8,835
Per adult
[Summer Special] Squid Fishing with Buffet Dinner
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[Summer Special] Squid Fishing with Buffet Dinner

¥4,404
Per adult
Beginner/Advance - Speedboat wakeboard in Hong Kong
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Beginner/Advance - Speedboat wakeboard in Hong Kong

¥11,399
Per adult
Private custom food tour
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Private custom food tour

¥44,268
Per adult

Reviews of Sai Kung

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3/5 - Okay

Louis

Oct 12, 2018

Not really value of money with this room rate

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