Tuen Mun can be found in the north-west of the New Territories, together with the Castle Peak range lying on its west, itself in the piedmont of Tai Lam to the east and bordering the shore of the Deep Bay farther to the north. Developing in a wonderful country scene with green mountains and streams, it’s among the planned communities first developed in Hong Kong. The district of Tuen Mun covers a huge region of about 2,200 hectares, nearly the size of the Kowloon Peninsula. It stands at a distance of 32 km from city Kowloon, and 7 km and 18 km from Tsuen Wan and Yuen Long respectively.
The creation of Tuen Mun New Town began in the ’60s when its inhabitants proved to be mere of 20,000 odd. With substantial reclamation as well as the conclusion of increasingly high rise buildings, it’s developed into a huge city with over 500,000 inhabitants. Besides village homes native to the rural area, additionally, there are an assortment of other residential structures within the district of Tuen Mun, including recently constructed village houses, private housing estates, single-block buildings, low-density dwellings, community housing and Home Ownership Scheme estates furnished by the Government, largely created along the Tuen Mun River as well as within the locality of the West Rail stations within the district.
A myriad of community facilities also have been in place to go in action with all the increase of the neighborhood inhabitants. You will find 40 secondary schools, one institute of vocational training, one college, 38 primary schools, child-care centers and 63 kindergartens, 6 special schools *, 3 hospitals and 3 libraries within the district. Cultural and recreational amenities include a town park much like the Victoria Park in dimension, an auditorium within the town hall, 4 indoor sports centres, 2 sports grounds, numerous soccer pitches, basketball and tennis courts, swimming pools, beaches, water sports centres, barbeque websites, morning trails, a public golf driving range along with a public riding school. They’re all open for the city for unique types of recreation and leisure.
Tuen Mun also has a well-developed transportation system. Within the district community transportation services are mainly supplied by the Light-rail Transit with its feeder bus fleet, taxis and minibuses. For external traffic to the Airport, the Hong-kong Island, the border and urban Kowloon, solutions are accessible in the West Rail Line of the ferries, MTR, buses and minibuses. Getting an even more active way of deal with needs of the neighborhood, the Government is undertaking improvement projects for the visitors of Tuen Mun in the past few years, for example, care of Castle Peak Road as well as the widening of Tuen Mun Road. Regarding crossboundary traffic, the commissioning of the Hong-kong – Shenzhen Western Corridor in mid-2007 as well as the preceding crossboundary ferry services to and from the Mainland have strengthened the outward transportation links between Tuen Mun as well as the PanPearl River Delta and other locations.
Tuen Mun hasn’t failed to conserve numerous monuments and picturesque places of cultural and historic importance, while experiencing rapid modern development. Well known tourist places contain Hung Lau, the Dade Institute, Ching Chung Koon, Tsing Shan Monastery, Ching Leung Nunnery, Miu Fat Buddhist Monastery, Tin Hau Temple, the To’s Ancestral Hall, Hong-kong Gold Coast, Sam Shing Hui and Sam Shing Temple, Tsing Chuen Wai, the Emperor’s Cave as well as the Watch for Chinese White Dolphins at Lung Kwu Tan. They’re all popular attractions for the people during vacations.