Sha Tin Things to Do
Vibrant with colors, people and statues, you’ll love your trip to Sha Tin Hong Kong! But before you go, here’s a look at things to do in Sha Tin Hong Kong that you’ll want to know!
10,000 Buddhas Monastery
You will quickly see why this is a MUST see sight, though it’s not in any guidebooks. The very steep climb to the monastery is lined with individual buddhas, and the monastery itself at the top has breathtaking views! This place has the most colorful display you will find in Sha Tin and is definitely worth the trek.
Tip: Take plenty of water for the climb.
Directions: If you take the MTR to the Shatin stop and get off, head towards Park Road. You will see Ikea straight ahead. Walk in front of it and you will see a small yellow sign for the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery. The signs then suddenly stop. You will end up in Shatin cemetery, but you need to take the little alley way between the cemetery / multi story car park.
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
The museum is an open-air museum. It encompasses the old Tai Po Market Railway Station building, a narrow gauge steam locomotive, six historical railway carriages, and a red-brick office block. The station building, erected in 1913, has the pitched roof of the traditional Chinese building. The Hong Kong Heritage Museum is the largest of its kind in Hong Kong. Traditional Chinese design and modern construction techniques are reflected in the five-storey building with Chinese-style roofs and the courtyard characterized by a central axis. Inside, various aspects of history, arts and culture are captured in different exhibition galleries including the Cantonese Opera Heritage Hall, Children’s Discovery Gallery, T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art and Hong Kong Gallery of Contemporary Art and Design.
The fortified Hakka village of Tsang Tai Uk, or ‘Tsang’s Big House’, built in 1848, should be the next stop on your tour. The three rows of granite, brick and timber houses were arranged to form a rectangle, all interlined by passages and courtyards, and include defensive towers at the four corners.
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