Yuen Long District is an urban hinterland on the outskirts of Hong Kong, known for its lush nature and walled villages. Colorful traditions thrive in the markets and family-run restaurants, while grand ancestral homes and walled villages dot the lush surroundings.
Things to do in Yuen Long District
Explore the fascinating flora and fauna at the 60-hectare Hong Kong Wetland Park. Follow an array nature trails home to rare birds and butterflies and learn about the rich ecosystem at Wetland Interactive World. Finish off the day watching the sunset over Pak Nai, the district’s photogenic mudflat.
For a glimpse into the past of Yuen Long, follow the Ping Shan Heritage Trail. See Hong Kong’s oldest pagoda, Tsui Shing Lau, and explore historical treasures built by the Tang Clan, the most powerful of the district’s “Five Clans”. Experience the grand courtyards of Tang Clan Ancestral Hall and delve deeper into the local history at Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery.
Want to taste the Yuen Long District’s culinary specialties? The bustling streets of Yuen Long are renowned for their hole-in-the-wall restaurants and bustling food markets. Sample the region’s time-honored sharing dish, “Poon Choi”, at Ping Shan Traditional Poon Choi restaurant.
History enthusiasts shouldn’t miss Kat Hing Wai, a famous walled village built by the Tang Clan over 500 years ago during the Ming dynasty. It’s now home to the traditional Hakka people, so you can wander down narrow lanes to see ancient dwellings and towering bluestone walls.
Yuen Long District is accessible by bus or railway from most areas in Hong Kong. Yuen Long District is a one-hour bus or train ride from Hong Kong International Airport. Walking and cycling are popular ways to explore the district.