Sai Kung district includes Sai Kung, Hang Hau rural location and Tseung Kwan O. Covering 12680 hectares, it’s the 2nd largest administrative district in Hong Kong in place.
Sai Kung has-been called the “Leisure Garden of Hong Kong” and is quite a popular sightseeing place for vacationers in addition to local residents. It’s also growing in popularity recently as a seafood center. In terms of Tseung Kwan O, it’s one of Hong Kong’s latest and most fast developing master-planned communities. The Sai Kung District Council began to establish a “Tseung Kwan O – Healthy City” job in collaboration with numerous voluntary organizations in 1999 to arouse social concern over healthy living and also to assemble Tseung Kwan O into a health city, a perfect location to reside and work in.
There are numerous cultural sites, heritage sites and country parks in the Sai Kung peninsula, such as:
- Sheung Yiu Folk Museum (上窰民俗文物館), located in a former Hakka village
- Memorial Monuments for Sai Kung Martyrs During World War II (烈士墓園)
- Sai Kung Outdoor Recreation Centre (西貢戶外康樂中心)
- Lions Nature Education Centre (獅子會自然教育中心)
- Sai Kung East and West Country Parks (西貢郊野公園)
- Clear Water Bay Country Park (清水灣郊野公園)
- Che Kung Temple at Ho Chung (蠔涌車公廟)
- Tin Hau Temple at Fat Tong Mun (大廟, or 天后廟)
- Jin Island (or Tiu Chung Chau, 吊鐘洲)
- Leung Shuen Wan Tin Hau Temple (糧船灣天后廟)
- High Island Reservoir (萬宜水庫)
- Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course (賽馬會滘西洲公眾高爾夫球場)
- Yim Tin Tsai Village and St. Joseph’s Chapel (鹽田仔村及古老教堂)
Town centre of Sai Kung has a higher concentration of seafood restaurants which attract lots of visitors.
In addition there are nature trails and golf courses. The golf driving range facility in Ho Chung is popular with local residents and visitors alike. Guests may also enjoy barbeques at Ho Chung.
In recent years, the government has invested heavily in Sai Kung, with improvements being made to the city seafront, including the Waterfront Park. An attractive combination of small boutiquestyle shops has sprung up too, as a result of sizeable expat population and growing numbers of local visitors, selling everything from second-hand books to cat-themed accessories, and alternative lifestyle stores that offer things like surfboards, candles, incense, sea shells, etc.