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
Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung, Hong Kong SAR

Tseung Kwan O

Known for Universities, Architecture, Shopping

4.5/5(19 reviews)

Some popular features of Tseung Kwan O include its shopping and restaurants. If you're in the mood to explore farther, Clear Water Bay Second Beach or Taikoo Place are worth checking out in the surrounding nearby area.

Hang Hau
Hang Hau, Sai Kung, Hong Kong SAR

Hang Hau

Known for Skyscrapers, Family-Friendly, Dining

The restaurants and shopping are a few reasons travelers visit Hang Hau. Want to see more of the surrounding area? Clear Water Bay Second Beach and Kowloon Bay are a few top sights nearby.

Ma On Shan
Chinese tea
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Ma On Shan

Known for Natural Parks

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

Top Hotels in Sai Kung

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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
¥7,007
per night
Dec 2 - Dec 3

Located in Tseung Kwan O, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and within 6 mi (10 km) of Victoria Harbour and Kowloon ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,353 reviews)

"Overall view and condition is good. However, the breakfast buffet is not recommended."…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2019

Holiday Inn Express Kowloon East
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
¥8,341
per night
Dec 2 - Dec 3

Located in Tseung Kwan O, this luxury hotel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Kowloon Bay. Victoria ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,505 reviews)

"Large rooms great food great facilities"…"

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East
The Pier Hotel
The Pier Hotel
3.5 out of 5
No.9 Pak Sha Wan Street, Sai Kung
¥15,014
per night
Nov 19 - Nov 20

Situated by the sea, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay Second Beach, and Kowloonbay International ...

4.4/5Excellent! (101 reviews)

"Like the almost-carpet-free room the most! Restaurant is clean and fascinating."…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

The Pier Hotel

Top activities in Sai Kung

Hong Kong Geopark Kayaking Adventure
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Hong Kong Geopark Kayaking Adventure

¥14,733

Tucked away in Sai Kung Country Park, embark on an adventure in search of uninhabited islands and untouched beaches. Paddle through dramatic sea arches and caves. Depending on weather conditions and the groups ability, we can explore different areas of the Geopark.

Sai Kung - The 'Back Garden' of Hong Kong
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Sai Kung - The 'Back Garden' of Hong Kong

¥19,284

This leisurely, private excursion offers an “off the beaten track” experience to the rural areas of the north-eastern portion of the New Territories which is known for its scenic beauty.

Hong Kong Chuen Kee Seafood Restaurant [E-Voucher]
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Hong Kong Chuen Kee Seafood Restaurant [E-Voucher]

¥4,749

Sai Kung is located on the Sai Kung Peninsula in the eastern part of the New Territories. The small street is famous for cooked seafood.Chuen Kee Seafood is one of the best restaurants in the Michelin Diet magazine for 7 consecutive years

Private Helicopter Tour of Hong Kong Global Geopark
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Private Helicopter Tour of Hong Kong Global Geopark

¥47,867

Experience the contrast between the vibrance of Hong Kong Island and the calm of Sai Kung on this private helicopter tour. Take in scenes of the city's skyline, the famous Victoria Harbour, and the spectacular rock formations of the internationally acclaimed Hong Kong Global Geopark.

Private Minivan: Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
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Private Minivan: Kai Tak Cruise Terminal

¥20,765

Enjoy convenient private transportation between Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and Hong Kong International Airport or Hong Kong hotels in the comfort of a minivan.

Hong Kong Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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Hong Kong Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

¥6,019

Check out Hong Kong's urban wonders aboard an open-air double-decker bus. Admire panoramic views of Kowloon Bay, explore charming markets, and pass by colonial sites and traditional temples.