Hong Kong/New Territories

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28 things to do

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Hyatt Regency Sha Tin

Opened in 2009, this is the first Western-branded hotel in the New Territories, and not only is it gorgeous, but costs about a third of the price of an equivalent hotel in Kowloon or the Island. Facilities include spa, heated pool, popular restaurant, apartments for long stays. The downside is the location: it's not even in central Sha Tin, but two stops out by MTR, at least 20 min from the city and with virtually no amenities in the vicinity. Convenient for the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Hong Kong Science Park though.

Tai Po Waterfront Park

The Tai Po Waterfront Park is the largest park in Tai Po District. The Park provides a wide range of facilities including a 1.2 long promenade, rest-gardens, sitting-out areas, a jogging trail with fitness stations, a cycling track and a 600-seat amphitheatre. There is also a 32.4-metre-high Lookout Tower in the Park. After visiting the tower, visitors may move on to the Insect House nearby. Take a green taxi instead of bus if you have 4 or 5 people travelling together from Tai Po Market Railway Station.

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Hong Kong Wetland Park

Is a relaxing park set amidst an ecological mitigation area. One can stroll along a network of board walks built over the marshy area and watch birds from a tower. The park also features a large visitors centre/museum. The museum has many interactive exhibits ideal for children, as well as some live animal habitats. To visit, take MTR West Rail to Tin Shui Wai Station, then the #705 light rail to Wetland Park. The park is pushchair and wheelchair friendly.

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Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree

The Wishing Tree is an old tree. Traditionally, it is believed that it will bring good luck and fortune. Nowadays, it is a tourist spot for both Westerners and locals. Simply go to Tai Po Market Railway Station and take the green minibus route 25K, or bus 64K to get to the Wishing Tree. Alternatively, you are advised to take a green taxi from Tai Wo Railway Station if you have 4 or 5 people travelling together.

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Hong Kong Heritage Museum

For those with a serious interest in Chinese culture, this might appeal to you as one of Hong Kong's best museums. Modern, informative and attractively presented, this museum houses several permanent exhibitions of life in the New Territories, Cantonese opera, and Chinese art, as well as temporary exhibitions of a high calibre. Admission $10, open 10AM to 6PM daily except Tuesday and some public holidays.

Tai Po Hui Market

A modern complex of small stalls. The must-try items are ''fried pork chop noodles'' and ''fish ball noodles''. Also, for as little as $10 a dish, you can choose from a variety of culinary styles, including local favourites and dishes from Shanghai, Japan and south Asia. Tai Po Hui Market cooked food centre is located near Tai Po Market MTR Station.

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Tai Mei Tuk

Tai Mei Tuk is famous for the natural view of ''Pat Sin Leng'' and ''Plover Cove Reservoir'', the largest reservoir in Hong Kong. You can also make use of the free barbecue site in Tai Mei Tuk and the adjoining country park. Get off from Tai Po Market Railway Station and take bus 75K or green minibus 20C.

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Hong Kong Railway Museum

An open-air museum converted from the old Tai Po Railway Station. Open from 10AM-6PM on Monday and Wednesday-Sunday. Closing is 1 hour earlier (5PM) on Christmas Eve and Lunar New Year's Eve. Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays) and first two days of Lunar New Year. Admission is free.

Maclehose Trail

Stage I is ~3 hours, stage II ~6 hours of walking for a total of 10 stages and 100km. Parts are sealed/concrete road, other parts dirt/rock. if you hike late, take a light as public lights are sparse. Altitude is between 0 and 300m (Sai Wan Shan). Camping sites are available.

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Kam Shan Country Park

Kam Shan Country Park, also known as ''Monkey Hill'', is famous for the wild monkeys. It is at the north of Kowloon, can can be easily accessed by taking the KMB route 72, 81 or 86B from Kowloon or New Territories. A free barbecue site is available in the country park.

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Tai Po Megamall

Tai Po. A group of shopping malls in the district. It is less crowded than New Town Plaza. Easily accessible by MTR and KMB buses. Take bus K12 from Tai Po Market Railway Station. It can also be reached by the buses which terminates at Tai Po Central.

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Dragon Inn Seafood Restaurant

is a famous seafood restaurant in Tuen Mun. The price is more valuable than Sai Kung and you can go to the Sam Shing market to choose your seafood which would provide more variation. It is ranked one of the best seafood restaurant in Hong Kong.

The Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10AM-5PM. Sunday and public holidays from 1:00-5PM. Closed Thursday (except public holidays), New Year, Lunar New Year, Easter, and Christmas holidays. Admission is free.

Regal Riverside

Tai Chung Kiu Road Shatin. Four star hotel overlooking the stunning Shing Mun River. The hotel offers a range of facilities and services including airport transfers, jacuzzis and car rental services for convenience and comfort.

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Royal View Hotel

Tsuen Wan. Uniquely situated amongst between the Ting Kau and Lido beaches, all 691 rooms give a superb view of the sea. Furnished in a modern design, all rooms feature a kitchen and are fitted out in the latest accessories.

SLEEP   —  353 Castle Peak Road

Ping Shan Heritage Trail

This is a kilometre long trail enabling you to take in the most important buildings in this historical area, including the ancient pagoda of Tsui Shing Lau, the Tang Ancestral Hall and the Kun Ting Study Hall.

SEE   —  Tin Shui Wai

Ascension House

A hostel run by a Christian group near Shatin. Located in the “jungle” on a mountain in the New Territories, they provide three meals a day including laundry, and have friendly, amiable staff on site.

Fu Ah Seafood Restaurant

The second-to-last in Sai Kung's seafood restaurant alley, this unassuming joint does good set meals for $150/person, with reasonably priced beer and no surprises in the bill.

Shanghai Po Po

One of the best chain restaurant to eat the Shanghainese food. It serve in a big dishes with a valuable price. It's famous for its dan dan noddles and hot and sour soup.

Panda Hotel

Tsuen Wan. With over 1,026-rooms, you're sure to find one that takes your fancy. Keep in shape by working out at the gym, or take a dip in their huge outdoor pool.

SLEEP   —  3 Tsuen Wah Street

Harbour Plaza Resort City

Tin Shui Wai. Accessible through Tin Shui Wai MTR Station Exit E2 (Ginza). Has rooms and serviced suites, most of which overlook the Tin Shui Wai Central Park.

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Bradbury Jockey Club Youth Hostel

A youth hostel in Tai Po. Lots of boating, walking and cycling opportunities nearby and right by the scenic Plover Cove Reservoir.

Che Kung Temple

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Tsui Shing Lau

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Tsang Tai Uk

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