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Shatin is the most populated new town in Hong Kong. It is always flooded with people in shopping malls every holiday. Other than shopping centers, there are also varieties of temples and old walled villages in Shatin. This featured tour can allow you to enjoy the cultural heritage in the area.

 

 

(Last updated:24/8/2018)

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MTR        Che Kung Miu Station Exit B (ramp access)

Che Kung Miu

Wheelchair users should exit through Exit B at Che Kung Temple station, cross the road through pedestrian tunnel, walk along the Che Kung Miu Road towards Tai Wai for 5 minutes and you will arrive at Che Kung Temple.

The temple was believed to be built during the Ming Dynasty. At that time, there had been an epidemic around Shatin. It is believed that Che Kung, a military commander of the Song Dynasty has the power to suppress the plagues as recorded in books. That was the reason why they built Che Kung Temple. The epidemic began to stop once the construction was completed. Since then, Che Kung Temple is flooded with worshippers on the birthday of General Che- January 2ndof the Chinese lunar calendar. The current Che Kung Temple was an erected in the 1890s to accommodate the increasing number of worshippers. Believers as well as tourists from all around the world come here and spin the wind fans praying for good luck.

 

 

Easy-to-Reach Index: star star star     Accessible Toilet Provided Accessible Toilet Provided
Barrier Free Index: star star star   
Recommendation Index: star star star   

Suggested Length of Stay:

Approx 15-30minutes

       
Address: 7 Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai


Che Kung TempleChe Kung Temple

Comment: 

The front entrance and side entrances have stairs. Wheelchair users can only access through the passageways for cars behind the temple. There is not enough signs of directions. Inside the temple, there are ramps that allow wheelchair users which allow them to visit across the temple, including the main chamber, where in other temples wheelchair users are not allowed access. On both sides of the main chamber there are accessible toilets. However the toilet is stuffed with all sorts of goods on the day of our visit. Wheelchair users can use another accessible toilet located at the basketball court outside the temple.

 

Tips: 

There are four birthdays of Che Kung: January 2nd, March 27th, June 6th, and August 16thin Chinese lunar calendar. The first birthday on January 2ndis the most popular one among worshippers. However, worshippers avoid going on January 2ndbut go on the 3rddue to a belief that going out on that day will cause quarrels, conflicts and misfortunes.

 

Shing Mun River

Shing Mun River

As you leave Che Kung Temple through the tunnel and cross the road, you will see Sing Mun River. Stretching for 7 kilometers, the river starts at Tai Wai and flows past Shatin before emptying into Tolo Harbour. It is quite a large river with attractive scenery. The original function of the river was to serve as flood regulator, but the river is also one of the popular recreational places. There are jogging and biking trails on both sides of the river, it’s a popular place for local residents for training.

Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Hong Kong Heritage Museum

There is giant building with Chinese traditional elements across the Shing Mun River, which is Hong Kong Heritage Museum. Wheelchair users can access the museum directly through the bridge across Shin Mun River.

 

The museum is a comprehensive museum that covers historical, artistic and cultural elements. With an area of around 7,500 square meters, it is the largest museum in Hong Kong. There are 12 exhibition venues, 5 of which are permanent galleries including Jing Yong Gallery, Cantonese Opera Heritage Hall, T. T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art, Chao Shao-an Gallery and Children’s Discovery Gallery. The rest thematic galleries regularly host exhibitions with diversified topics. Please visit the official website of the Heritage Museum for more information.

 

 

Easy-to-Reach Index: star star star star    Accessible Toilet Provided Accessible Toilet Provided
Barrier Free Index: star star star star star  
Recommendation Index: star star star star star  

Suggested Length of Stay:

Approx 2-3hours

       
Address: 1 Man Lam Road, Shatin

Comment: 

The museum has elevators that take visitors to all levels with wide hallways. It is also equipped with multiple accessible toilets which make it convenient for wheelchair users.

 

Transport:

 MTR

Che Kung Temple Station

 

Exit A (Exit B for wheelchair users)

Cross the Shing Mun River bridge after exiting the MTR station and walk for 5 minutes.

Bus

Heritage Museum

Bus

 Origin <-->Destination

 

Kowloon Motor Bus

A41

Airport ← → Yu Chui Court

E42

Airport ← → Pok Hong

72A

Tai Wa Stop← →Tai Po Industrial Estate

80M

Kowloon Tong Railway Station← →Sui Wo Court

86

Mei Foo← →Wong Nai Tau

89

Kwun Tong← →Lek Yuen

282

Shatin City Center← →Sun Tin Wai

 


New Town Plaza / Snoopy’s World

After leaving the museum, visitors can walk in the direction of Shatin Park and you will arrive at New Town Plaza. For wheelchair users, use the parking lot elevator at Wai Wah Centre on Shatin Centre Street to get to Wai Wah Shopping Centre; then move along the footbridge to get to New Town Plaza. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to get to the New Town Plaza from the museum. Wheelchair users are advised to move with caution as there are pedestrian tunnels and several roads to cross. It is expected to be crowds of people after turning into Shatin Centre Street with a narrow street.

 

Snoopy’s World at New Town Plaza offers free entry all year round, and it is the first amusement park in Asia based on the theme of Snoopy. At Snoopy’s World, there are sculptures of more than 60 characters from the Peanuts Comics all over the park. This is the dream place for Snoopy fans. The park has wide passageways despite some facilities with stairs which are not suitable for wheelchair users.

 

Address:18 Shatin Centre Street, Shatin

Tsang Tai Uk

Tsang Tai Uk

For those interested in walled villages of Hong Kong, you must never miss the largest existing Hakka walled village in Hong Kong- Tsang Tai Uk. To get there, go back from Hong Kong Heritage Museum to Che Kung Temple Station through Shing Mun River Bridge, move along the Che Kung Temple Road in the direction of Sha Tin Wai and enter the pedestrian tunnel. There are clear signs along the way leading you to Tsang Tai Uk. It will take around 10 to 15 minutes to arrive.

 

Tsang Tai Uk

Built by the Tsang family during the 19th century, Tsang Tai Uk is the largest existing Hakka walled village in Hong Kong. The exterior is like a fortress with three-storey high bunkers at the corners that serve as deterrents against thieves and robbers. This village is also one of the few well-preserved walled villages in Hong Kong which has high historical value.

 

Easy-to-Reach Index: star star star      
Barrier Free Index: star   
Recommendation Index: star star star  

Suggested Length of Stay:

Approx 15-30minutes

       

Tips:

There are limited attractions in Tsang Tai Uk as compared with other attractions. It is suggested to read the information board before entering for a better understanding of the history and architectural values of Tsang Tai Uk or you may be bored during the tour.

 

Comment:

On the right side of Tsang Tai Uk, at the entrance/exit with the name of “Fu An (Prosperity and Peace)”, there is a temporary ramp that allow wheelchair access. However this is a big ramp. In addition, there are gate fences at the ancestral hall which is not for wheelchair users. This affect the interest in visiting for wheelchair users.

There was a mobile accessible toilets next to the entrance on the day of visit. Wheelchair users can also use the accessible toilets at the Tsang Tai Uk Playground nearby.

 


Sha Kok/Pok Hong Estate Open-air street stall (Dai Pai Dong)

Sha Kok/Pok Hong Estate Open-air street stall (Dai Pai Dong)After leaving Tsang Tai Uk, you can get to MTR station by walking along Sha Kok Street in the direction of Sha Tin Wai Station. For those who like to have a taste of local cuisine, it’s a good idea to visit the open-air street stall at Sha Kok Estate next to Sha Kok Station or Pok Hong Estate. The price is very affordable with a wide range of food choices from small dishes, seafood to hot pots. Everyone can find one that suits your taste. It’s also popular around local residents. You will not want to miss it if you like to eat what the locals eat.

1. Visiting Information for HK Heritage Museum

Opening hours

Monday, Wednesday to Friday, and 

10:00am to 6:00pm

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

10:00am to 7:00pm

X’mas Eve and Lunar new year eve

10:00am to 5:00pm

Closed on every Tuesday(except public holidays) & Lunar new year first and 2nd day

Entrance fees

Adults

$10

Students, disabled people(and one accompanying minder) and elderly

$5

Every Wednesday

free

2. Information for transportation at New Town Plaza:

(1) Tourists may leave at MTR Shatin Station.

(2) There are many bus routes available at Shatin Town Centre or Shatin Rail Station.

 

Buses at Shatin Rail Station

86K*

89X*

170*

263*

86S

 

 

 

 

Buses atShatinTownCentre

47X*

48X*

49X*

72*

81*

81K*

85*

88K*  

89*

269D*

283*

284*

299*

E42*

80M

82

282

 

* buses with low-floored facilities provided.

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