Yim Tim Tsai

Yim Tim Tsai, Hong Kong: Address, Phone Number, Yim Tim Tsai Reviews: 4.5/5

Yim Tim Tsai
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Joseph T
Hong Kong, China2,694 contributions
Interesting Hakka village from the old days
Nov 2020 • Friends
A very small Hakka village island in Sai Kung where once abandoned & now being revitalised. Not limited to just cultural stuffs, it’s filled with local artists’ works blending the old into new culture. Now there have been some dining outlets operating in the weekends. Short boat trip of 15 minutes from Sai Kung pier.
Written November 18, 2020
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aliyainbali
Hong Kong, China2,418 contributions
Little island
Oct 2020
We rated average because there is not much to do in this minuscule island. Still it’s worth going there for the day, have lunch, explore the island and even go swimming if weather permits. If you live in Central it is a bit if a hike and a half day excursion. Head to Sai Kung pier and pick up Yim Tin Tsai ferries for $50 return trip. It’s only a 15 minute ride and your tour starts with the oldest church and only church in the island. There are 3 restaurants and we were recommended the wood fire chicken restaurant which is very local and simple but the chicken was delicious. Ferries back to Sai Kung departs every hour.
Written November 2, 2020
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Oscar Lee
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Worth a visit
Dec 2019
Appreciate the effort activists and curators made in revitalising the island. Once abandoned and neglected by even its (former) inhabitants, people are now trying to bring back glory to the island with the revival of salt pans (which gave Yim Tin Tsai its name) and even a full-scale arts festival showcasing art installations inspired by the island's heritage. I especially love the Sanctuary of Salt right by the salt pan. Learnt much about the island's unique heritage as a hub for Catholicism.
Written March 16, 2020
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Hong Kong, China3,893 contributions
More than just ‘ruin porn’...
Feb 2020 • Couples
...because the well-maintained church, surprising art work and warm welcome from staff/volunteers make this place worth visiting for more than just its abandoned buildings. Though those are incredibly striking too, of course. What stood out most of all, however, was the old school house, which gave such a sense of the history of the island and the community who once lived here.
Written March 1, 2020
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Calle K
Hong Kong, China1,768 contributions
Well worth a visit
Mar 2019 • Family
Pretty church, great restaurant (Chef de Yim Tin) and interesting place.
Sitting and having an afternoon beer at Chef de Yim and his superb sardine sandwiches is a bliss.
Written March 21, 2019
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Brycebudokan
Western Australia, Australia64 contributions
Small island not much there
Jul 2018
Visited here to explore the abandoned buildings. Getting here from centra HK can take more than a hour then you will need to wait for the ferry. There are very little things to do here and not much worth seeing. I would recommend finding another island close by. Probably on good for kayaking.
Written July 24, 2018
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Pu55ycat
Whyalla South Australia32 contributions
great few hours out of HK city
May 2018 • Solo
a beautiful few hours on the water and on the island. only 15 minutes by boat. abandoned houses, cemetery, viewing posts.. take your own refreshments
Written May 6, 2018
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Adrian A
Leeds, UK311 contributions
Hidden gem
Dec 2017 • Friends
A small beautiful island just off Sai Kung.

You can take a private boat from Sai Kung which doesn't cost too much approx £20?

Only a handful of people live there now and it seems to be building back up with more residents and tourists.

Some lovely walks around the island and cool old buildings, such as a fairly old church.
Written April 20, 2018
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Betty C.
Hong Kong, China83 contributions
A beautiful, quiet and wonderful island and village
Apr 2018 • Family
Although this is a small island and village, it once a great source of sea salt for Hong Kong people. Despite the fact that the salt field is not that active anymore, the people in the village tries their best to re-live the village and introduce it's beauty to Hong Kong people and tourists.

Apart from salt field, there are also other sightseeing here: an over 100 years chapel, a well and the bridge to Kau Sai Chau. The hiking trail was relaxing and the sea view was stunning.
Written April 4, 2018
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May Wong
Hong Kong, China182 contributions
Out of my surprise
Apr 2017 • Friends
I haven't heard or been to Yim Tim Tsai, although I am a Hong Kong native. During my trip to Hong Kong Geopark, my friend (who organized the trip) suggested us taking a short "Sampan" boat trip to Yim Tim Tsai Village. The village was found about two hundred years ago. When the sampan arrived at the so-called dock, I saw a small white chapel. It's a Catholic chapel for the local villagers. An Italian Father came to Yim Tim Tsai during the late-Qing Dynasty and he started preaching in the village, where the villagers were either farmers or fishermen. The Father learnt the difficult Chinese language, and started making friends with the villagers, then, the rest is history. We stayed at the village for a short while, and learnt about its history at a petty museum which was used to be a local primary school for the villagers. Yim Tim Tsai is a hidden gem of Hong Kong.
Written April 4, 2017
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