TSUEN WAN

Formerly known as “Chien Wan” or “Shallow Bay”, Tsuen Wan was a tiny village with a population of 3,000 just over a hundred years ago. Thanks to the district’s proximity to Kowloon and ample water supply, it underwent significant urban development in the mid-20th century to become the thriving city it is today. Located in the western New Territories, Tsuen Wan spans from the southwestern area of Tsing Lung Tau to the hilly areas around Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong’s highest peak. Administratively, the district also covers Ma Wan Island and the northeastern part of Lantau Island. Tsuen Wan’s coastal nature and fast development means glassy modern skyscrapers, older tenement buildings, and the surrounded mountains and seas all co-exist in harmony. Why not walk along its waterfront promenade, or hike one of the district’s many nature trails? If you plan ahead, you can choose one of the trails which leads to the coastal town of Sham Tseng (meaning “deep well”), which is famed for having a stunning view of Tsing Ma Bridge, and some of the best roast goose restaurants in Hong Kong. It also has eight beaches, but it’s best to stay on the sand given that their waters aren't the cleanest.
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