Sha Tin Park

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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Sha Tin Park is a public park providing 8 hectares of rural and leisure grounds between New Town Plaza shopping mall and the Shing Mun River in Sha Tin. The park opened in 1988 and can be visited from 6.30am to 11pm daily.

Here visitors can enjoy much open space, holiday installations which are particularly interesting during festival periods like Chinese New Year and nice garden grounds.

There are Walled Gardens with traditional moon gate entrances, buildings and pavilions of traditional Chinese architecture, numerous planted trees, shrubs, flowering plants, artificial ponds, streams and even a small waterfall.

The North and South Gardens are particularly relaxing. This is where you find enclosed small lakes with lilies, flowering plants, small bridges and plenty of benched seating. There are terrapins and koy fish in the ponds, lots of bird life in the area as well. Some of the walled garden areas are popular for those practicing morning tai chi.

You'll find a kiosk, fountain and amphitheatre in the centre of the park and bike paths lining the river just next to the park grounds. Lots of footpaths criss-crossing the various pond areas and gardens. There are a few sections with traditional children's playground equipment as well.

In the end, there is plenty of space to find a place for yourself at Sha Tin Park, making this a good location for green space and some peace and quiet in the Sha Tin area.
Written February 11, 2020
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alanandmags2016
Dunfermline, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Great Park for nice stroll for free. We spent 1 hour walking around park, which was beautiful. We stayed at Park Royal Hotel or metro Sha Tin is approx 10 min walk to park.
Written November 17, 2023
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2011 • Friends
Just outside the New Town Plaza Shopping Centre you will enter a very large city park area called the Sha Tin Park. By Hong Kong standards, this is a large park, it is situated between the shopping center and the river (channel). You can access the HK Heritage museum from this park and can find the park by using the Sha Tin MTR station. The Che Kong Temple station on the other side of the river isn't that far away either if you want to visit the park after/before going to Che Kong Temple.

While not as good as HK Park on Hong Kong island, Sha Tin park is probably the best park we have in the New Territories (NT). There is a nice amphitheatre for occasional outdoor performances, two very nice gardens with fish and turtle ponds (North and South Gardens), several smaller ponds with koy and turtles.

The walled garden with traditional Chinese landscape is very nice and makes it easy to relax when you just sit on one of the benches and try to imagine yourself away form the mass crowds of HK. This is one of the best places to accomplish this in the NT.

We also like the channel side walk, there is a nice kiosk area with interesting shade awnings. Lastly, there are several traditional children's playground areas throughout this large city park.

Overall, we don't recommend coming to Sha Tin park as a specific attraction in Hong Kong. If you want to target an actual park, you should consider the HK park and nearby zoological and botanical garden on HK island. However, if you are visiting Sha Tin as part of a half day or full day trip while in HK, then its worth stopping here to enjoy some peace and rest. Make sure to enjoy the turtles while here, there are lots of them.
Written June 14, 2011
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andreleroychina
Hong Kong, China136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Couples
If you exit the park towards the river, turn left and you will find a place to rent bicycles. There is a 10km ride along the river.
Written November 3, 2013
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Hong Kong, China5,751 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
This probably isn’t worth travelling out of the city for BUT, if you’re in the area, then you should come here, 100%. If only to get away from the never-ending shopping centre next door. It’s very pretty and peaceful too.
Written February 28, 2020
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Weymond
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This is a great place to jog early in the morning. Just follow the river. Very peaceful if you are there early
Written June 23, 2019
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R V
Dubai, United Arab Emirates67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Very nice park, neatly maintained, good views. Nice location with river in one side and malls, restaurant on the other side etc. Inside the park, it is very calm and quite
Written March 2, 2019
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Sandie J
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Well worth the visit
We found the hire bikes and enjoyed the ride along the waterfront... highly recommend it
Written October 28, 2017
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
You can already see 2016 Chinese New Year displays at Sha Tin Park. Year of the Monkey themed decorations are located in the open grass, fountain and pool area in front of the Town Hall building. They include small lights which will make them interesting to see after dark as well.

If you enjoy sculptures, there is an interesting City Art Square that occupies the space around the City Hall building, between Sha Tin Park and the New Town Plaza shopping mall. Here there is a collection of 16 large-scale works of contemporary design, put up in 2008 as part of a city beautification project held in conjunction with the Beijing Olympics.

I quite enjoy the walled Garden, which you enter through a traditional Chinese Moon Gate doorway. This is a peaceful area to sit and enjoy a sandwich lunch or coffee from nearby New Town Plaza. The North Garden and Artists Corner are also surprisingly nice areas, where you can find peace and quiet at times (not busy weekends). Ponds have fish and turtles, which are neat for the kids.

Plenty of green space, children's playground area, promenade to walk near the canal and lots of landscaped flowerbeds and plant life at the Sha Tin Park, which is probably the nicest public park we have in the New Territories of Hong Kong.

Note: The park is open open from 6.30am to 23.00pm and is easily accessible by public buses passing through Sha Tin or just a few minutes walk from the Sha Tin MTR.
Written January 12, 2016
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Couples
The Sha Tin Park is a large, much needed green space that makes up part of a nice 1/2 day trip you can make in this area of the New Territories in Hong Kong. Have a look at our previous review to see what facilities and features are available at the Sha Tin Park if interested.

One of the things we enjoy when visiting the Sha Tin Park is to walk along the promenade that stretches from the Hong Kong Heritage Museum all the way to the Tai Po Waterfront, 10+ kilometers away. This can make a great walk if the weather is nice or you can rent a bicycle and have a lovely day out by the sea.

This is a nice leisurely activity for those hoping to escape the chaos of the city and you can begin or end your use of the Sha Tin Promenade area here at the Sha Tin Park, probably the best green space we have in the N.T.
Written February 16, 2013
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