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“Only if you're after really fresh seafood”
Review of Sai Kung

Sai Kung
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Ranked #36 of 864 things to do in Hong Kong
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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 options and wine bars along the seaside promenade. A day at the beach here makes for a nice change of pace from Hong Kong.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

Its a good 45 minute drive from Kowloon. So plan to go there if you really want to have fresh seafood on a very local venue. Have a local take you there to ascertain a quality experience.

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

We visited this place so it make me feel a friendly town like in Hong Kong. We bought some fresh scallops, crab and shrimp out of a fisherman's boat. Many restaurants offer open sitting areas for visitors to enjoy fresh seafood made by the top-notch chefs. Food was usual good, service efficient, not much to complain about. All in all! A good.

1  Thank Sumardi-Mohamad
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Great little day trip from downtown with easy MTR to bus transport. Interesting sights, great people, dog, and (feral) cow watching, wonderful seafood both in the tanks and in the mouth. Really nice diversion. We visited in the evening and didn't take any of them, but it appears that many boats provide further excursions to outlying islands which would make it even more special.

Thank sagafemina
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

As local residents, we spend time in Sai Kung quite regularly, finding it a nice retreat from the crowdedness (and chaos) of the city. It’s a nice location to dine, relax and there are a few activities you can partake in when visiting this area of Hong Kong. We also consider Sai Kung a very family friendly area in Hong Kong.

The main dining area is along the Sai Kung Promenade where you can find traditional seafood restaurants. There is also a nice collection of western style restaurants spread around the city, including classics like Jaspa's on Sha Tsui Path. There is also good Thai food in Sai Kung as well as plenty of western bars and even a couple of good coffee shops.

The main activities in Sai Kung include spending time on the promenade, taking junk boat trips to the smaller outer islands as well as the relatively new Geo Park tour. However, our favourite activity is simply watching open seafood market which lines the piers along the promenade. All matter of seafood seems to be available and being sold by the seafood sellers docked in boats along the piers. It’s a lively, hygienic and very photogenic environment, making it a genuinely fun place to visit.

Other things to do in Sai Kung include a visit to the nicely restored Tin Hau Temple in the town center as well as a handful of other Tin Hau temples spread out in the Sai Kung area. The old town center, offers a bit of a labyrinth of narrow ally streets and make a fun area to explore. Additionally, in the Sai Kung area there are some nice beaches and country parks for hiking as well as access to a public golf course.

Overall, Sai Kung is a great area to explore, dine and spend time while visiting Hong Kong. Similar but more rustic than Stanley on Hong Kong Island, Sai Kung is one of the best locations to just relax and enjoy a seaside environment when you tire of the noise and crowds of the city.

2  Thank BradJill
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Sai Kung is a must see when visiting Hong Kong. This is a very beautiful old fishing village steeped with tradition and a beautiful family atmosphere. The waterfront has many wonderful seafood restaurants serving absolutely delicious freshly prepared seafood at very reasonable prices. A walk along the waterfront is fascinating and great to watch the local people buying their fresh seafood supplies from many boats moored to the docks. The beaches in this area are beautifully clean and many water sport activities are available for the adventurous at heart. We will definately spend longer here on our next visit.

Thank LynWilhelm
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