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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Stray buffalo euthanised after being struck by a minibus at Tai Mo Shan

Stray buffalo euthanised after being struck by a minibus at Tai Mo Shan

Traffic incidents involving stray buffalo and cattle in Hong Kong have drawn concerns in recent years.

Hong Kong’s second death from bird flu of the season confirmed

Hong Kong’s second death from bird flu of the season confirmed

It's the third case of bird flu in three weeks, and the second fatality.

Pedestrian killed by falling bamboo scaffolding at Tsuen Wan building site

Pedestrian killed by falling bamboo scaffolding at Tsuen Wan building site

A seven- to eight-metre-long bamboo pole fell from a development and struck him on the head.

Slither Me Timbers! 3.5m-long, 150lb python caught in Tsuen Wan

Slither Me Timbers! 3.5m-long, 150lb python caught in Tsuen Wan

"Sssssssssup?"

Netizens slam woman filmed abandoning elderly dog at vet in Tsuen Wan

Netizens slam woman filmed abandoning elderly dog at vet in Tsuen Wan

A man has since come forward to claim the dog.

Tourist jailed over stealing life jacket and headphones from Cathay Pacific aircraft

Tourist jailed over stealing life jacket and headphones from Cathay Pacific aircraft

During sentencing today, the magistrate reprimanded Le for her actions, saying they could have cost another passenger's life.

‘Ignorance is no excuse’: Tsuen Wan bird shop manager fined for selling endangered species

‘Ignorance is no excuse’: Tsuen Wan bird shop manager fined for selling endangered species

A bird shop manager caught selling the endangered common hill myna without a license was fined HKD9,000 at Tsuen Wan Magistrates’ Courts yesterday. Surnamed Kwong, the woman...

I Smell Bacon: Wild boar wanders into police station in Tsuen Wan, possibly to squeal on someone

I Smell Bacon: Wild boar wanders into police station in Tsuen Wan, possibly to squeal on someone

This piggy went to market... but then he took a detour at the police station 'cos it was hot as balls outside.

How Shellfish! 245 freshwater turtles rescued from sea after being ‘freed’ in Taoist ceremony

How Shellfish! 245 freshwater turtles rescued from sea after being ‘freed’ in Taoist ceremony

The SPCA said releasing freshwater organisms into the sea could be fatal, and may constitute an act of animal cruelty.

19-year-old under arrest feigns illness, escapes from hospital, gets caught 300m away

19-year-old under arrest feigns illness, escapes from hospital, gets caught 300m away

The young man was facing charges for an assault committed in Kwai Chung last month when he complained he felt unwell.