Tsuen Wan was the first new city to be created in Hong Kong. It covers an area of 6 000 hectares and has a population of 290 000. The commercial and industrial activities in Tsuen Wan grew quickly early on, though today most of the industrial properties were either knocked-down or adapted for other purposes in line with the industrial decline of Hong Kong.
Tsuen Wan has become the transportation centre for the western portion of the New Territories and a gateway to the airport because of the quick changes of recent years. Visitors will certainly be impressed by the magnificent Tsing Ma Bridge and Ting Kau Bridge once they enter the town.
Although many private housing estates and commercial building are built here in the last few years, there remains much about Tsuen Wan which remembers its rural past, including the Sam Tung Uk Folk Museum, located near Tsuen Wan MTR station, and the “Kowloon Gate” on Ma Wan Island.
Moreover, Tsuen Wan is an area with several temples and monasteries such as the Western Monastery, the Yuen Yuen Institute, and the Chuk Lam Sim Yuen. These places attract sightseers and many believers regular.
Visitors can also try the foods in Sham Tseng, and maybe enjoy a walk in the beach nearby, hearing the calming sound of the waves. For people who want a far more adventurous time, Tsuen Wan has a lot to offer. You may see Tai Mo Shan Country Park, for instance, where the hiking gives stunning views over Kowloon and Tsuen Wan.