Tradition collides with new-age styles in Tsuen Wan District, a bustling region west of central Hong Kong. Discover a mix of modern skyscrapers and traditional Hakka homes set around the emerald waters of Rambler Channel and the towering peak of Tai Mo Shan.
Things to do in Tsuen Wan District
Explore the agricultural roots of Tsuen Wan District at the Sam Tung Uk Museum. Built within a 200-year-old Hakka walled village, the cultural museum features 12 well-preserved Hakka homes. Wander through the displays that depict rural life and see traditional furniture, farming tools and handicrafts.
Visit Shing Mun Country Park and hike around the magnificent Shing Mun Reservoir. The undulating trail provides spectacular views of Pineapple Dam, aptly named after the park’s old pineapple farm. See butterflies, migratory birds and wild monkeys and learn about the making of the reservoir at Shing Mun Visitor Centre.
For sweeping views over Hong Kong, trek to the peak of Tai Mo Shan. The former volcano stands at 957 metres high, making it Hong Kong’s tallest mountain. Follow the Maclehose Trail through a landscape of lush greenery and volcanic boulders. Afterwards, stop by Chuen Lang village for yum cha in a countryside teahouse.
It wouldn’t be a trip to Hong Kong without squeezing in some shopping, especially at Discovery Park. Part shopping mall, part nature park, this shopping centre is themed around a tropical rainforest and features an artificial waterfall, stained-glass roof and pillars resembling giant fruit trees.
Getting around Tsuen Wan District
Tsuen Wan District is a 45-minute train ride from central Hong Kong on the Tsuen Wan Line. Once in Tsuen Wan District, local buses and ferries are popular ways to explore. Regular ferry services operate to Park Island, Ma Wan and Central Hong Kong.