Top 11 Things To Do in Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China

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Sha Tin is one of the interesting places you can explore in the New Territories region of Hong Kong SAR. Here are our Top 11 Recommended Things To Do when in Sha Tin.

1.) Staycation

When my wife and I discussed where was our best romantic getaway in Hong Kong, we were surprised that we both chose Hyatt Regency Hong Kong Shatin. Read our blog here. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

2.) Food Trip

Sha Tin 18 is one of the award-winning restaurants in Sha Tin offering authentic Dongguan and northern Chinese cuisine in a lively show kitchen environment. We have paid a visit during lunch where we availed their dim sum and set lunch. Some of our dimsum favorites are the steamed shrimp bamboo shoot dumpling, steamed shrimp pork crab roe dumpling, turnip puff pastry red cherry shrimp, and crispy fried lemongrass spring roll. For the signature dishes, we enjoyed the Peking duck that was skillfully sliced in front of us and divided into 3 dishes: crispy duck skin, duck breast meat and duck leg meat. We also love the citric flavours of their other signature dish- Wok-baked cod fish with homemade Chinese wampi paste. After that, a meal would not be complete without tasting their creative desserts that combine Western culinary style with Chinese ingredients such as the baked black sesame dumpling pie, pineapple roselle sherbet ice cream and chinese wine chocolate homemade ice cream. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

3.) Biking

The safest and most convenient pathway where we enjoyed Biking is in Sha Tin. If you are a Hyatt Regency Club member, you can have complimentary use of their safe bicycles to roam around the recommended biking lanes around Sha Tin and Tai Po which offer nice vistas of nature, traditions and the modern city life. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

4.) Shopping

Conveniently adjacent to Sha Tin MTR station, you definitely have a convenient access to Newtown Plaza, one of the largest shopping malls in Hong Kong. It is the flagship shopping center of Sun Hung Kai Properties with around 2 million sq. ft. of total floor area. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

5.) Appreciate City Art Square

City Art Square is a large-scale outdoor art plaza that combines international art and Olympic elements. Soak into the beauty of art with the uniquely styled sculptures and public art installations. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

6.) Stroll around Shatin Park

Stroll around Shatin Park, meditate near the zen garden, or get to know some of the unfamiliar tree species with its name tags. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

7.) Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Hong Kong Heritage Museum presents a unique mix of history, art and culture. Be inspired by the story of the internationally renowned megastar, Bruce Lee and discover the world of martial arts created by Jin Yong at the museum. There is also the Children’s Discovery Gallery which is designed for the little ones to learn about the wonders of nature. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

8.) Reflect by the Shin Mun River

Reflect by this wide waterway which is an epic scenery when enjoying a breezy bike ride or a stroll at night. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

9.) Che Kung Temple

Che Kung Temple was named after the Southern Song dynasty general, Che Kung, who saved the last young emperors of the Song State (one of the warring states in China during 1127–1279). You can spin a wheel of fortune here to bring good luck for yourself. State your prayer then spin the fan-shaped wheel. Do it three times. After that ritual, you can beat either the drum or the bronze gong beside it. (Swipe below photo for more pictures)

10.) Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong is one of the top universities in the world. Their entry rules for visitors may change; but when we were there, we just logged our names and left our ID to the school guards so we can check out this famous university.

11.) Bike around Hong Kong Science Park

The Hong Kong Science Park is a 330000 sqm complex where a lot of high-technology companies are located. It sits on the Tolo Harbour Waterfront.

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