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Things to do in Sha Tin District

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“Quite a lot of interesting exhibits to see. There is a hall collaborating with the British Museum.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Transportation
“This quirky temple about 500m northwest of Sha Tin station is worth the uphill hike to visit. Built in the 1950s, the complex actually contains more than 10,000 Buddhas. Some 12,800 miniature statues line the walls of the main temple and dozens of life-sized golden statues of Buddha’s followers flank the steep steps leading to the monastery complex. There are several temples and pavilions split over two levels, as well as a nine-storey pagoda. To reach the monastery, take exit B at Sha Tin station and walk down the ramp, passing a series of traditional houses at Pai Tau Village on the left. Take the left onto Pai Tau St, and turn right onto Sheung Wo Che St. At the end of this road, a series of signs in English will direct you to the left along a concrete path and through bamboo groves to the first of some 400 steps leading up to the monastery.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pier
“Somewhat far but my favorite area for boat trips, or just eating overlooking the sea and islands full of houses.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Best business area in NT. You can buy all the things you want. And many good restaurant in this area.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Hike up the Lion Rock and you have own Hong Kong. Perfect view of the concrete forest. A relatively short hike, 1 hour up from MTR Lok Fu Station, and 45 minutes down. Message me for precise directions.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“A beautiful part of Hong Kong up in the New Territories. This is my favourite place to go after work for a bit of Wakeboarding”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Southwest of Sha Tin town centre, this spacious, high-quality museum gives a peek into local history and culture. Highlights include a children's area with interactive play zones, the New Territories Heritage Hall with mock-ups of traditional minority villages, the Cantonese Opera Heritage Hall , where you can watch old operas with English subtitles, and an elegant gallery of Chinese art. Lately, the big draw is a semi-permanent Bruce Lee exhibit , with some 600 items of the Kung Fu star's memorabilia on display until 2018. To reach the Hong Kong Heritage Museum from Che Kung Temple MTR station, walk east along Che Kung Miu Rd, go through the subway and cross the footbridge over the channel.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Entertainment
“It is the home of the world's richest day of turf racing and a Guinness World Record of the of the world's longest Diamond Vision Television screen in 2003. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The largest mall in New Territories with 9 floors and hundreds of shops. Everything you need is inside. We are only 5mins walk away!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Feel the breeze and admire the view from the banks of a well known river in Hong Kong.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 2
  • 2 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Closed to the Tai Po Road entrance, the Uni offers some restaurants and a supermarket. There are also bank and salon.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Locality
“Saikung is a Mecca for hiking and outdoor activities. Beaches, sporting facilities, cafes, bars etc. A little difficult to get to, but worth the trip. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bakery
“Ali Oli is a bakery and cafe - good food at good prices. Loaf On does Chinese food - and it has a Michelin star but is not crazy expensive. We find the Chinese seafood places on the seafront overpriced. There are also several cheap Thai restaurants in Sai Kung town centre and lots of western eateries: Paisanos is cheap and good for pizza. Above Baccos bar, Jojos is a great Indian restaurant (in the Michelin Guide). On the seafront, Camden Town does good fish and chips. On the square, Jaspers, Big Fish and Piccolos are all good (but not cheap).”
  • 3 locals recommend
Premise
“To worship and visit the Che kung, one of the famous military commanders of Southern Song Dynasty.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

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“Great local restaurant serving Fusion food. Lots of atmosphere and great service. Quite expensive however.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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Bowling Alley
“fun place to go with friends or family. Loved by both kids and adults for the lively tropical atmosphere, good food and drink...plus the ten pin bowling.”
  • 1 local recommends
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  • 1 local recommends

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