Sai KungHong Kong SAR

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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)

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 Kowloon Bay are worth checking out in the surrounding nearby area.

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
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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
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
¥6,249
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

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! (1,384 reviews)

"It's very close to MTR and easy to reach HK island and Kowloon area. The free breakfast is great too."…"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

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
¥9,013
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Located in Tseung Kwan O, this luxury hotel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and within 6 mi (10 km) of Victoria Harbour ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,523 reviews)

"Not sure why the swimming not open in winter. But the weather is not cold in HK. Breakfast price for kids is a bit too high"…"

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2020

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
¥21,206
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Situated by the sea, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Victoria Harbour, and Kowloon Bay. Nathan Road Shopping ...

4.3/5Excellent! (124 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 things to do in Sai Kung

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.

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.

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.

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 activities in Sai Kung

Hong Kong Geopark Kayaking Adventure
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Hong Kong Geopark Kayaking Adventure

¥15,128

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

¥19,566

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]

¥5,088

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

¥21,054

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

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

¥49,116

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 Day Tour: The Spirit of Lion Rock Hong Kong
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Private Day Tour: The Spirit of Lion Rock Hong Kong

¥10,539

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Victoria Peak (The Peak), No.1 Lugard Road, Hong Kong China with the tram ride to the top for the excellent panoramic view Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong China Known as “Stone Slabs Street” Duration: 15 minutes Pass By: Tai Kwun, No.

Reviews of Sai Kung

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3/5 - Okay

Louis

Oct 12, 2018

Not really value of money with this room rate