Known for its mouth-watering street food, the Sham Shui Po District is a fantastic base for exploring Hong Kong. Whether you want to enjoy a day at Disneyland, escape to Lantau Island or wander through Hong Kong’s skyscraper studded skyline, the Sham Shui Po District has a lot to offer.
Things to do in Sham Shui Po District
Towering above Lantau Island, Hong Kong Disneyland is one of Asia’s most magical attractions. With seven enchanting lands to explore and all your favourite Disney characters to meet, it’s a firm favourite with families. Ocean Park Hong Kong is another big-ticket theme park, home to thrill rides, marine mammals and a fantastic aquarium.
If you want to escape the city, head to Lantau Island to find forested hiking trails and sandy beaches. It’s also home to Lantau Peak, a 1,000-metre-high mountain that offers panoramic city views. While you’re on the island, stop by Po Lin Monastery to admire the enormous bronze Buddha statue.
Bargain lovers will swoon over Sham Shui Po’s bustling markets, which are dotted across the district. From electronic goods to knock off clothes, getting lost in the narrow streets and laneways is all part of the fun.
When hunger pangs hit, head to Fuk Wa Street, one of Hong Kong’s most famous street food strips. Stuffed with red beans, “put zhai gou” pudding is considered a local speciality. You can also indulge in crispy egg waffles, grilled squid tentacles and fried pork intestine.
Getting around Sham Shui Po District
Hong Kong is serviced by an efficient MTR system and a slightly slower bus network. From Hong Kong Island, the trip to the Sham Shui Po district takes around 30 minutes.