Sai Kung: The favourite holiday destination

Located on the eastern part of Hong Kong, Sai Kung used to be the home of the fishing population. It is now a typhoon shelter for yachts and smaller motorised junks.

Despite the falling number of local fishermen, Sai Kung remains a popular destination for high-quality seafood. At the same time, the village has transformed itself into a major hub for water activities. On weekends, the area is often crowded with tourists waiting to board yachts or speedboats.

Sai Kung pier

The Sai Kung pier is often full of tourists during weekends and holidays. Photo: Wikicommons.

Besides water activities, Sai Kung is also a gateway to numerous holiday destinations and scenic spots. For example, the Jockey Club runs a ferry service linking Sai Kung to Kau Sai Chau, Hong Kong’s only public golf course.

Kau Sai Chau ferry service

The Jockey Club runs a ferry service connecting the Kau Sai Chau golf course with Sai Kung. Photo: Eric Cheung.

The Hong Kong Global Geopark of China – which hosts the most spectacular hexagonal columnar rocks in the world – is also accessible from Sai Kung.

hexagonal columnar rocks

The world-famous hexagonal rock columns on Hong Kong’s High Island. Photo: AGHK.

Sai Kung is also easily reachable from the heart of Hong Kong, with many buses and minibuses linking the village to the urban area.

Location of Sai Kung

Sai Kung is located in the eastern part of New Territories. Photo: Google Maps.

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