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Sai Kung

Sai Kung District, New Territories East, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #16 of 433 Attractions in Hong Kong
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Type: Neighborhoods
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Sai Kung is a small fishing village with picturesque boats, beaches and mountain scenery. The fresh seafood is plentiful and there are many dining... more » Owner description: Sai Kung is a small fishing village with picturesque boats, beaches and mountain scenery. The fresh seafood is plentiful and there are many dining options and wine bars along the seaside promenade. A day at the beach here makes for a nice change of pace from Hong Kong. « less
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Brussels, Belgium
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

A bit of a pain to get to and park but otherwise an interesting mix of fish retailers, shops and restaurants. It seems to be much more humid here than downtown HK, don't ask me why ... I'm not really one for pointing out particular fish in a tank to eat within the next 20 mins, but if you like... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It was very interesting to watch the locals buying fresh catch from the sea from the sampans at the pier.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I like heading to Sai Kung when in town. While the seafood is so abundant most everywhere, the vibe and feel of sitting out cafe style, choosing your (insert seafood type here) alive and kicking makes for a wonderful experience. Prices are reasonable, and the tourism is heavy, but mostly Asians, not Americans or Europeans. It's a very wealthy area,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
25 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Difficult to get to, expensive to get to. Difficult to get a taxi to leave. Unclean environment. Lack of English at restaurants. Dirty bathrooms. Price nickel and diming (gouging) at restaurant (for tea and drink set-up). Why bother?????

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Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

ask anybody, or any local, and they'll tell you sai kung is famed for its seafood. true, famed it is, but, imho, undeservedly so. why? sai kung's seafood restaurants mostly cater to the touristic crowd on weekends, and this includes the many locals who happen to go to sai kung for a trek, family walk, family outing, … i've had... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Sai Kung is far from the main island of Hongkong. Not many Filipino tourists have gone there. But I had to go there to visit a friend who has been living there for close to a decade. We had to take a train ride from Times St., and we were met by my friend. We still had to drive from... More

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San Francisco, California, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great place to take a picnic and enjoy the sun. it get very busy on the weekends so get there early. The bus ride over is nice and will give you a good overview of life outside the busy Central district.

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Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

There are some great places here, but avoid weekends as too busy and do not patronise the seafood restaurants along the waterfront. They are an absolute ripoff, much better food elsewhere in Hong Kong. Try Mui Wo, Lamma island or Cheung Chau.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Sai Kung village used to be a special place to go. Thank goodness it still is although I fear its quaintness in the near future will be ruined through development. Good walks, fresh air, fresh seafood.

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Boston
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great to see parts of HK that are more remote. Hiking and boating and camping, as well as awild herd of cows to see on Grassy Island!

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