Hong Kong, a popular Asian tourist destination, is a melting pot of contradictions; whether it is the Eastern and Western cultures, or the fast-paced life in a metropolitan city and the serenity of the hills or the modernity of a business hub and tradition of a Chinese place. In all these aspects, Tsuen Wan is truly Hong Kong and is located in the Western New Territories along the coast. There are many places to visit in Tsuen Wan for people of all ages, nationalities, and preferences.
Top 10 Places To Visit In Tsuen Wan
Read about the best places to visit here during your trip to this spellbinding city of Hong Kong. Which of these will you be including in your itinerary:
1. Ocean Park Hong Kong
One of the most popular places to visit near Tsuen Wan, Ocean Park is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park, and amusement park which was founded way back in 1977 by the erstwhile Hong Kong Governor, Sir Murray MacLehose. There are more than 35 attractions and rides in this park. Of the many significant awards and titles that have been given to this park, two that stand out include The World’s Seventh Most Popular Amusement Park and 33rd Most Visited Tourist Attractions in the World by Forbes.
Location: No.180 Wong Chuk Hang Road
Timings: 10 AM – 7 PM
Entry fee: INR 5000
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2. Yuen Yuen Institute
One of the most interesting places to visit in Tsuen Wan Hong Kong is the Yuen Yuen institute which is filled with bright and historic statues of the of Taoist and Buddhist deities. Apart from these gems, the institute also houses statues of several Confucian saints and gives one a profound look into what is Hong Kong’s three-faced religious system. The primary building replicates the famous Temple of Heaven in Běijīng.
Location: Lo Wai Rd, Sam Dip Tam
Timings: 9 AM – 5 PM
3. Chuk Lam Sim Monastery
One of the best places to go in Tsuen Wan, this is a famous monastery that calmly sits in a bucolic setting outside the tourist circuit. It was first constructed in 1932 by an old monk and was then known as the Bamboo Forest Monastery which was basically created from carving out a hillside with six disciples. All the things that you will see in the complex today, including the Buddhist frescoes, miniature landscapes and fish ponds, were added in the subsequent years.
Location: Fu Yung Shan San
Timings: Open 24 hours
4. Sam Tung Uk Museum
This museum really is a tourist delight and displays the traditional rural life as it was lived in the latter part of the 18th century in this Hakka walled village. The residents were a part of the Chan Clan and stayed in three-beamed houses and everything traditional: ranging from the furnishings and kitchenware to wedding items and agricultural tools.
Location: 2 Kwu Uk Ln
Timings: 10 AM – 6 PM
5. Western Monastery
One of the most highly recommended Tsuen Wan tourist attractions is the Western Monastery which was built in 1970’s in a village called Lo Wai, which is one of the oldest villages in Tsuen Wan. This is a quiet and serene complex which has been designed as a traditional Chinese palace and will automatically take you to a period movie set! The halls inside the complex are huge and spacious and are connected to one another by stairs that run up a hillside. There is a tiny little garden near the entrance which is full of lush flora, Bodhisattva grottos and reclining Buddhas.
Location: Lo Wai Rd, Lo Wai
6. Chuen Lung Koon Man School
This village school comes in all lists that talk about the famous places to see in Tsuen Wan. This space is a studio cum exhibition area for all local artists and the project has been given a very interesting name: ‘Hi! Hill’. The project features the coming together of various villagers and designers, writers, and photographers with one common motive: to promote the history and culture of Chuen Lung Village. The most popular events organised here include rustic poetry writing and recital, making teacups with local clay, and guided tours.
Location: Rte Twisk
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7. Tin Hau Temple
One of the best places to visit in Tsuen Wan remains the Tin Hau Temple which was constructed long ago in the 18th century. An interesting fact is that the temple has retained the original bell and stele from the Qing dynasty. The Tin Hau temple complex comprises of 5 different temples. It comprises a row of five adjacent buildings: a Tin Hau Temple, a Shing Wong Temple, a Kwun Yum temple, Shea Tan and Hsu Yuen.
Location: 56-58 Temple Street, Temple St, Yau Ma Tei
Timings: 9 AM – 5 PM
8. Dragon Bowling
After you have indulged in sightseeing tours to understand the rich culture of Tsuen Wan and it is time to unwind and engage in some fun activities, one should head to Dragon Bowling. It is situated in what is a very well-hidden residential neighbourhood but this place is reached by walking through a stunning chandelier-adorned alley which is loved by locals and tourists alike. There are 32 bowling alleys in this place and hence, it can accommodate players of all age groups and proficiency levels.
Location: 1/F, Tsuen Wan Garden, 15-23 Castle Peak Rd
Timings: 10 AM – 11:30 PM
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One of the most popular culinary gems in Tsuen Wan is Beans, which is an award-winning coffee shop. Make sure you taste their rainbow latte or flavoured lattes such as the crème brûlée, French vanilla, and chocolate cookie when you visit this place. Do not forget that Beans is also known for its peculiar 4D latte art which includes designs such as the Fuji Mountain. A very cool part about this place is that they serve their artisanal cakes and desserts on hipster stone slabs.
Location: G/F, 99 Hoi Pa Street
Timings: 11 AM – 11:30 PM
A dining experience in Tsuen Wan does not get any better than the Chalet. Imagine stepping into this warm and cosy wooden-themed restaurant to taste delicious Western dishes. Some of the most popular dishes that you must taste are Hokkaido crab meat risotto, Moroccan harissa yellow chicken breast with couscous, and the grilled Australian wagyu tomahawk. Just strut into this place, lounge into their comfortable leather armchair, and start your time here with a delicious drink!
Location: 407-411 Castle Peak Road
Timings: 12 PM – 3 AM
This list is very small compared to all the places to visit in Tsuen Wan when you actually get there! Book your trip to Hong Kong with TravelTriangle for the most exciting and well-framed itineraries!
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