Sai Kung

Sai Kung

Sai Kung Nature Park is located in the east of Hong Kong and is one of the least populated areas of Hong Kong. The park is protected and, with the exception of bus and taxi services, vehicular traffic is prohibited.

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Sai Kung is an area spread over many peninsulas in the New Territories away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. However, it's only an hour's bus ride from central Hong Kong.

Hiking trails and white beaches

Most of Sai Kung is covered by subtropical forests, hills and numerous bays. On the south-west coast, near a large reservoir, you'll also visit the UNESCO Global Geopark, which contains massive rock cliffs and interesting information boards describing the unique geological conditions.

The rugged coastline is lined with beaches of fine white sand and beautiful natural scenery.

Due to the remoteness of the place, the beaches are not very well visited and some of them can be reached on foot up to 5 km away.

The most beautiful beaches on the Sai Kung peninsula are:

  • Ham Tin Wan
  • Kam Lo Wan
  • Tai Long Sai Wan
  • Long Ke

Most of these beaches can be reached by boat from the Sai Kung pier (see below).

The beaches are usually undeveloped, but you'll find at least small refreshment places on the larger beaches.

Inland, dozens of kilometres of little-visited trails wind through dense forests and mountains. Nicely illustrated hiking trails can be found, for example, on

Boat trips and kayak rentals

The remote beaches can be reached by boat from the huge dock in Sai Kung (location at

Along the entire promenade, you'll find dozens of booths of small boat companies offering beach trips with fixed schedules (usually 2-5 connections a day) and cruises.

Prices for one-way tickets to the beaches are around 50 hkd, while cruises start at 250 hkd.

An extremely popular pastime in Sai Kung is sea kayaking trips.

Prices for renting an individual kayak for the day are around 250 hkd, while prices for organised guided trips range between 650 hkd and 800 hkd.

We give examples of agencies in Sai Kung:

Accommodation Sai Kung

Hotels can only be found in the centre of Sai Kung. Stay here if you are looking for a quieter suburban atmosphere with many natural attractions nearby.

The best value for money is offered by the Vignette Collection WM *****.

How to get there?

There are only buses to the area, but they run very frequently and from several different metro stations.

You can find timetables and maps for almost all lines at For information on the 792P line, see

To Sai Kung City

Head straight to Sai Kung Town if you want to go on boat trips.

  • Tsim Sha Tsui (Star Ferry) - Bus 92R
  • Diamond Hill Metro (Green Kwung Tong Line) - Bus 92, 96R
  • Metro Choi Hung (green Kwung Tong Line) - minibus 1A, bus 92, 292P
  • Metro Tseung Kwan O (purple Tseung Kwan O Line) - bus 792P
  • Metro Po Lam (purple Tseung Kwan O Line) - minibus 12
  • Metro Wu Kai Sha (brown Tuen Ma Line) - bus 99, 99R
  • Metro Tai Shui Hang (brown Tuen Ma Line) - bus 299X
  • Metro Sha Tin (blue East Rail Line) - bus 299X
  • Metro University (blue East Rail Line) - bus 99R

Wong Shek

Go further into the peninsula if you want to head for hiking trails or the little-visited beaches of the northern coast.

  • Sai Kung Pier - Bus 94
  • Diamond Hill Metro (Green Kwung Tong Line) - Bus 96R
  • Metro Sha Tin (blue East Rail Line) - bus 289R

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