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Sai Kung Peninsula

Regarded as the 'LeisureGarden of Hong Kong', the Sai Kung Peninsula is located in the east of New Territories in Hong Kong, Sai Kung is. Sai Kung is the second largest administrative district in Hong Kong with an area of about 12,680 hectares (49 square miles). It is consist of Sai Kung, Hang Hau rural area and Tseung Kwan O.
There are many tourist attractions in Sai Kung, such as the Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course, the Sheung Yiu Folk Museum, the Lion Nature Education Center, the Sai Kung Country Parks, the Clear Water Bay Country Park, the Che Kung Temple, the Tin Hau Temple and the Jin Island (Tiu Chung Chau) .

One of them is the Sheung Yiu Folk Museum, which is lying in Pak Tam Chung. In the past, it was a just village established by a Huang clan who were Hakkas. There is a kiln to produce bricks. In 1960s, most of the villagers had moved into cities, as a consequence, the village was abandoned. Owing to its historical and cultural value, Sheung Yiu Village was listed as a historical site after restoration in 1981, and it was renamed as Sheung Yiu Folk Museum ever since.

As Hong Kong's first Nature Education Center, the Lion Nature Education Center is situated on the east of a highway near Sai Kung Town. Covering an area of about 34 hectares (84 acres), an insectarium and a shell house, the center has an arboretum and a medicinal plant garden. In reality, it was a farm in the past. With the help of the International Association of Lion Clubs, it was established as a nature education center after years of hard work.

As for the Sai Kung Country Parks, it covers most of the land of the Sai Kung Peninsula, which consist of the East Sai Kung Park and the West Sai Kung Park. The East Sai Kung Park has the four most famous Hong Kong beaches - Sai Wan, Ham Tin, Tai Long, Tung Wan, where you can have a cool summer. The best preserved old village is Pak Sha O in the West Sai Kung Park. Wong Chuk Wan, Tai Mong Tsai, Pak Tam Chung, Yung Shue O and Lai Chi Chong are all welcomed in the park. If you are fond of camping and hiking, Cheung Sheung Plateau is an ideal choice.

You can enjoy a barbecue party at Tai Hang Tun in the Clear Water Bay Country Park, where the barbecue and picnic facilities are provided. Also they can fly kites while enjoying the splendid vista of the sea.

Situated on the banks of the Ho Chung River, the Che Kung Temple is built to commemorate Che Kung who was a great general in the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Later, he was worshiped as a deity of Taoism and has been blessing Ho Chung people for more than 300 years. Until today, he was admired by many people.

Tin Hau is facing Joss House Bay, the Tin Hau Temple, and the goddess of the sea is worshipped. March 23rd of lunar calendar is the birthday of Tin Hau and thousands of people will come here to worship and offer incense to the goddess on that day.
Owing to the sea winds and sea waves, various wonderful landforms are formed on the Jin Island, such as sea caves, arches and inlets. You can go there to enjoy the natural beauty of the island. Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course are available for those who are fond of golf. There are two 18-hole Golf Courses, a golf range and other practice facilities and a golf training academy. You can relax yourself here.

There are many activities held in Sai Kung. You can enjoy the seafood on the Sai Kung Seafood Street, appreciate the beauty of interior sea and islands or have a sunbath on the beaches, it all depend on your needs.

Sai Kung Peninsula Notes

Getting there
Take No. 92 or No. 96R (only operates on Sundays and public holidays) city buses at Diamond Hill Station.