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“One of the Best days in Hong Kong”
Review of Sai Kung

Sai Kung
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Sai Kung Wild Beaches Adventure
Ranked #20 of 818 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.
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“One of the Best days in Hong Kong”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

I would highly suggest making a trip out to Sai Kung if you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. We took a group down to one of the beaches right off the pier and rented kayaks for the day. We hopped around islands with our kayaks all day, and it was perfect!! The water is clean and clear, and the white sand beaches are so fun to hang out on. There are even some islands you can go into and climb the trails! The pier was clean and filled with a lot of dogs (with owners of course). We did spot a feral cow!

There were a lot of good food choices! We had some thai food that was out of this world. Unfortunately I don't remember the name. It was right by the bus stop down a little alley on the right. Amazing food. The overall atmosphere of Sai Kung is very relaxed and a great place for outdoor fun!

Visited October 2013
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“Appreciated this suggestion from a local”
Reviewed December 5, 2013

To get to Sai Kung, go via the MTR Green Line to Choi Hung, then exit C and then take the light green minibus 1A. Reverse directions when returning. And hold on tight because as soon as the bus door closes the driver will take you on mad rush to Sai Kung. We had been either on Hong Kong island or Tsim Sha Tsui for a few days and it was so refreshing to be taken away to the 'country side'. Plenty of places to eat either along the Sai Kung promenade or a through the village. There is even the global fast food chains such as McDonalds. You can choose your fresh seafood and have it cooked for you. You can buy fresh seafood from all the vendors along the pier. They are on their boats while you on the promenade and exchange of goods and money is via a pole with a net. Plenty of dried seafood to purchase. Some samples to eat as well. Very family oriented and pet friendly. A pleasure to have visited.

Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful fishing village away from the busy city”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

I stayed with my partner at a family apartment here for 2 weeks whilst we travelled around Hong Kong. It was just perfect. Fresh sea air, fresh sea food and friendly people. It was very multi-cultural as there are a lot of ex-pats living there but I can see why they'd choose Sai Kung! I would definitely want to retire there. Great little cafes where we ate macaroni soup with ham for breakfast and also look out for the small shop in an alley way near the mini-bus terminal that sells fresh egg waffles and bubble tea! There are gorgeous views of the mountains and it's not too far from the city by minibus. It's just a shame there aren't any hotels in Sai Kung, they'd do really well.

Visited November 2013
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“Good place for an afternoon visit”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

We wnet here for an outing whilst in Honk Kong. Easy to get to by public transport - advise take the little bus rather than the double decker as less stops. We stopped and had yum cha at a restarant overlooking the bay which was very pleasant although make sure you are hungry as we got charged a minimum of HK$500.

Visited November 2013
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“Sampan Seafood at great prices”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Tucked in a quiet Eastern side of Hong Kong, is a fishing village well known as SaiKung where you can find very good seafood restaurants though on the pricy side. For me, it is also the best place to get inexpensive bargainable seafood from the fishermen at the ferry pier. A 1-kg Red Lobster goes for HK$500 (about US$60) and you will be spoilt by all the choices available including scallops, geoduck, clams, crabs, garoupas and my fav lobsters. Look for this blue sampan, this fisherman is friendly and so are his prices. Remember to negotiate.

Visited November 2013
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