Start off with a Ngong Ping Cable Car ride. Visit the Po Lin Monastery and the Big Buddha, then take a coach to Tai O fishing village and enjoy a boat ride to see houses on stilts and a fascinating waterway. You can also take a taxi to Cheung Sha Beach and view a gorgeous sunset, then return to Tung Chung Town Centre.
Visit the sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck for a 360-degree view of the city. Next head to Temple Street Night Market where you can browse among countless bargain items and check out surprising street theatre performances. Afterward, walk to the Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront and gaze across stunningly beautiful Victoria Harbour as the multi-media light and sound show ‘A Symphony of Lights’ gets underway.
Spend a pleasant afternoon hopping between all the verdant areas along the Shing Mun River. Enjoy cycling along bike paths while you spot teams of competitive rowers heaving their paddles back and forth along the waterway. At Sha Tin Central Park, you’ll find a waterfall, wonderfully manicured gardens, an amphitheatre for community performances, and a riverside plaza popular with street musicians. Yuen Chau Kok Park is built around a hill that offers hikers a modest challenge while Penfold Park features a huge lawn in the centre of the Jockey Club’s Sha Tin Racecourse.
The Hong Kong Heritage Museum has crowd-pleasing exhibitions from ancient ceramics to Kung Fu pop culture. Not far away, Sha Tin Town Hall plays host to public arts shows and theatrical performances while New Town Plaza is one of the city’s largest shopping malls. In Fo Tan, you can visit old factory blocks colonised by contemporary artists and Che Kung Temple, a popular place for worship. On the hill above the Sha Tin MTR Station, sits the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery and the idyllic pathways of Pai Tau Village, lined by lychee trees and bougainvillea. In the evening, explore To Tau Wan Village, a sleepy destination on the beach, and watch the sunset over the Shing Mun River in the distance.