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BradJill
Hong Kong, China159,670 contributions
Sept 2021
One of the lesser known yet neat features of Sha Tin are the series of bridges that cross the Shing Mun River. Of these, the Lek Yuen Bridge is atmospheric and rather nice to see.

Built in 1988 and 160 metres in length, this is an open and uncovered pedestrian bridge, no vehicle traffic. The bridge has an attractive pavilion on the eastern end of the river and is nicely decorated with lanterns and other seasonal festive decorations during the holiday seasons.

At night, lights make it attractive to see and walk across as well. Like its sister bridges, from the middle at night, you can see endless residential towers lighting up the night sky on both on both sides of the river as well.
Written 13 November 2021
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bob2bkk
Bangkok, Thailand5,975 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
I do not thhink many tourists will be going to the Shatin area unless to visit the 10,000 Buddha Monestary. See my review of the Monestary if you would like to visit as it is very worthwhile, even with 436 stairs. There is also a mall, Central Plaza located here and the MTR station is very big. A quiet area away from Kowloon and the Island if you need that and have extra time.
Written 22 January 2020
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abdulrahman542
Nejran, Saudi Arabia10,660 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
We stayed here for 4 days at regal river side hotel with amazing view from room direct to the river
The area is so quit and nice to walk along side with river day or night
Great shopping area near by just walking with plenty of good restaurants and cafes
Written 27 November 2019
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Maman A
Bandung, Indonesia32 contributions
Sept 2019 • Friends
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Night walk along Shin Mun River in Sha Tin, Hongkong. Nice place to walk, jogging, running and biking.
Written 21 September 2019
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SoniNavneetRai
Amsterdam, The Netherlands516 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
While going to 10000 Buddha Monastery we explored this place which is build right next to the monastery. The vibe here is serene. Po Fook Hill is a storage place for cremated ashes, each space marked with a photo of the deceased. And a lot of locals come here to offer prayings, flowers and fruits to their ancestors on weekends or public holidays.
*Please be careful of the monekys here.
Written 3 January 2019
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,458 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Shatin is one of the new town projects since the 80s. It is the product of balanced urban planning and rapid development of the New Territories. Shopping malls, parks and transport stations are all conveniently located. A good place for a day trip.
Written 12 August 2018
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J C
York, UK47 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
We took the Metro out of the city to Sha Tin. We didn’t know what to expect but followed google maps from the Sha Tin station/mall. But beware, we walked up through the mausoleum before we realized we were in the wrong place. The entrance is to the right of the mausoleum and then there are the 500+ steps lined with golden colored Buddhas up to the temple. It’s quite a hike but worth it. As a bonus there are wild monkeys to entertain you at the very top. If you are feeling energetic and are able, it is worth a visit and a little more of the usual tourist haunts
Written 5 May 2018
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J&S_Singapore
Singapore, Singapore4,356 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Shatin has been on our agenda fairly common on our annual trip to HK. Just like other famous interests towns/places of Taikoo 太古, North Point北角 .. It boasts several good food market places, good shopping and tourists spots like the nearby HK Heritage Museum., and even the Shatin racecourse nearby! Shatin town hall and New Town Plaza Mall are large malls in Hong Kong, and always packed. Also close by is Shatn Park, which is worth a stroll. It is also surrounded by hills nearby. We have been to the famous Thousand Buddhas Monastery萬佛寺 (Man Fat Sze) and hike up the remarkable walkway lined with full sized distinctly different buddhas statures.
This time we decided to explore further, after we read about the interesting hiking up another hill the道風山, thanks to the reviews from a travel blogger.
From the Sha Tin Station, just exit towards the bus terminal in the direction of Pai Tau St 排頭街. From here keep left and there are signs for the walkway. A rather steep one, the journey takes alittle more than 20 mins. First one will see a Labyrinth located next to the Lotus Pond, a place for prayer and focus. We took a short break here and then proceed to the chapel and annicalary buildings. Built in the early 20th century with Chinese architecture style designed by a Scandinavian architect, marriage of East and West! From here we explored further; Ascension House a former hostel and also the large Cross which is a further 10 mins away, right at the edge of the Hill.
Throughout we felt tranquility and everyone is mindful to be quiet, as it is a mediation place. One can take a good break from the din and crowds of the HK city here. It is nice for a peaceful walk and meditation session. We stayed more than an hour… and make our prayers too.
On our way back we even try out the famous Pai Tau St 排頭街café lunch, had a wonderful lunch meal too.
Just to note that this is not a tourist spot but more to a religious/mediation spot…
It was a very refreshing experience for this trip. Indeed there is so much more to explore, see and experience in Sha Tin. Come try out yourselves!
Written 8 February 2018
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Hiu Lam Chan
Hong Kong, China25 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
Shatin is a place, which provides a big shopping mall. We could buy different kinds of things, including luxury, clothes, electronic devices... and there are many famous restaurants.
Written 29 December 2017
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schmidtmg
Switzerland1,106 contributions
Jan 2017 • Family
We have been to Shatin several times, for food market dinners, shopping, cycling, visits of the HK Heritage Museum, or visits of the Shatin racecourse (which hosted some horse riding events of the 2008 Beijing Olympics) . Easily accessible by the MTR light rail - the cycling lanes along the Shing Mun river invite for 1-2 hour cycling tours, and you can rent bikes in a shop close to the Shatin town hall and New Town Plaza Mall. New Town Plaza mall is one of the largest malls in Hong Kong, and always busy. Also close by is Shatn Park, which is worth a stroll...
Written 19 January 2017
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