Sai Kung

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Sai Kung featuring tranquil scenes, landscape views and mountains

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.

Holiday Inn Express Kowloon East, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Kowloon East, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Tower 4, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan 0, Sai Kung
The price is P3,662 per night from 26 Oct to 26 Oct
Located in Tseung Kwan O, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Victoria Harbour, and Kowloon Bay. Kwun Tong Promenade ...
4/5 Very Good! (988 reviews)
An overnight stay.
"It was a nice stay. A little old but convenient."

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2021

Holiday Inn Express Kowloon East, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Tower 5, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung
The price is P4,861 per night from 27 Oct to 27 Oct
Located in Tseung Kwan O, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Kowloon Bay. Kwun ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (987 reviews)
"Nice stay, hope to have upgrades next time!"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, an IHG Hotel
The Pier Hotel
The Pier Hotel
3.5 out of 5
No.9 Pak Sha Wan Street, Sai Kung
The price is P10,454 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Situated by the sea, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ma On Shan Country Park, Sai Kung Park, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Kau Sai ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (165 reviews)
Hotel with tranquility
"Nice hotel with terrific seaview. Tranquil and comfortable."

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

The Pier Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Two MacDonnell Road
Two MacDonnell Road
4 out of 5
Two MacDonnell Road, Mid-Level, Hong Kong
The price is P8,232 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
This family-friendly Hong Kong aparthotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Hong Kong Zoo and Botanical Gardens, The Peak Tram, ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (453 reviews)
Feels like home
"Spacious room and in good condition. There’s a supermarket nearby so really no fuss at all to prepare Valentine’s Day dinner. We enjoyed the stay so much. Only thing to complain is theres onlt two elevators and both are slow. So prepare for some waiting time."

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Two MacDonnell Road
Discover Sailing Asia - Hong Kong
Discover Sailing Asia - Hong Kong
3 out of 5
Hong Kong, Sai Kung, Pak Sha Wan Public Pier
Situated in Sai Kung, this houseboat is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Ma On Shan Country Park and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Sai Kung Park. Hong Kong University of Science and ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Bad manage but a nice yacht
"So first of all they totally forgot about my booking till I actually called to find out becoz there were no information abt how I can reach the boat even after I paid. The trip and the yacht itself is in a very gd condition and nice, I really enjoyed the whole experience. The agreed check-out time ..."

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2018

Discover Sailing Asia - Hong Kong
G.Eyre Home
G.Eyre Home
3 out of 5
RM RA, 75/F, 7 Blk, The Prime, No 1 Lohas Park Rd, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
Located in Tseung Kwan O, this aparthotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Clear Water Bay Second Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Hong Kong University of Science and ...
G.Eyre Home
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