> Ma Wan
Ma Wan is an island located between Lantau Island and Tsing Yi. It used to be a fishing village, with more than 200 years of history. Residents mostly lived on farming, fishing and making shrimp paste during the 1960s to 1970s. Ma Wan began seeing an increasing development once Tsing Ma Bridge was opened to traffic. It became a very unique island where there are large private housing estates, the Ma Wan Park and the Noah's Ark.
(Last updated: 19/1/2022)
Ma Wan Road is a 24-hour restricted area. Except for urban taxis, other vehicles, including private cars and tour buses, will not be allowed to enter without a Closed Road Permit issued by the Transport Department. Generally, tourists can enter Ma Wan with the following 2 methods.
|Bus Route||Origin ↔ Destination|
|PITCL*||NR330||MTR Tsing Yi Station← →Park Island (Ma Wan)|
|NR332||Kwai Fong Metroplaza← →Park Island|
|NR334||Airport← →Park Island (Ma Wan)|
|NR338||Central Pier 2← →Park Island (Ma Wan)|
|KMB||331||MTR Tsuen Wan Station← →Pak Yan Road (Ma Wan)|
|331S||MTR Tsuen Wan West Station← →Pak Yan Road (Ma Wan)|
*The Government Public Transport Fare Concession Scheme for the Elderly and Eligible Persons with Disabilities is not applicable for Park Island Transport.
Park Island Transport offers 2 ferry services from Central Pier 2 and Tsuen Wan Pier. On weekdays there is one service between Central Pier 2 and Park Island every 30 minutes, while on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays the service is every 60 minutes. On the other hand, there are only 3 services between Tsuen Wan Pier and Park Island each day. Visitors are advised to check the timetable online before going.
Park Island Transport website: www.pitcl.com.hk/en/index.php?
Ma Wan Park
With an area of 18 hectares, Ma Wan Park is located on the hills of Ma Wan Island. It is designed with the theme of experience love and harmony. It promotes positive values towards love and the community through elements of nature. It is built along the mountain, there are only wooden stairs that can take visitors from the bottom of the hill to attractions on top of the hill. This is why we suggest visitors to hop off at Kei Wai Primary School and start the tour on top of the hill (Heritage Centre and Hilltop Lookout) before making their way downhill to other attractions (Rainbow Wall).
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Suggested Length of Stay: Approx 1 hour
Address: 45 Tin Liu Village, Ma Wan
Heritage Centre (Fong Yuen Study Hall)
After hopping off at Kei Wai Primary School, visitors can make their way uphill by following along Park Lam Road before turning to Fong Yuen Road. About 5 to 10 minutes walk will take you to the entrance on the hilltop. After entering the park, follow along the ramp to the Heritage Centre. The Centre has a collection of cultural treasures unearthed in Ma Wan, such as ash kilns in the Tong Dynasty, brick kilns in the Tsing Dynasty, and the life history and objects of Ma Wan people in the late Neolithic period, allowing visitors to understand the living conditions of early Ma Wan residents.
There is a barrier-free ramp in the park that allows wheelchair users to get to the Hilltop Lookout and enjoy the view of Tsing Ma Bridge. Visitors can directions after leaving the Study Hall which will arrive at the Hilltop Lookout. The Hilltop Lookout is designed with the concept of 100 “flying birds” on the post that flew from all scenic spots around the park to the hilltop. The “big bird” symbolize to soar high, spreading messages of love and peace. Optical fibres are paved on the ground which appears dazzling at light. The Hilltop Lookout is the best spot to enjoy the Tsing Ma Bridge from the park.
Golden Mean Plaza, Sculpture Park, and Rainbow Wall
After visiting the Heritage Centre and Hilltop Lookout, visitors can walk back along the road they came from to Fong Yuen Road, then follow along Park Island Road and Park Yan Road to the front entrance of the park. Visitors who come by ferries need to follow along Park Lam Road from the pier before turning on Park Yan Road to the front entrance. The tour can start at Rainbow Wall, taking visitors all the way to Fong Yuen Study Hall. As you enter the front entrance of the park, go past the Golden Mean Plaza and Sculpture Park and you will see the Rainbow Wall, which is a 3-D painting created by 10 Italian artists in a month. You get to see different painting from different angles, and in total you can see 14 paintings from 7 surfaces.
The Noah’s Ark Hong Kong was built on a 1:1 scale according to Biblical records. Inside the Ark Park, there are 67 pairs of rare and endangered animal exhibits that are about the size of actual animals. The Ark Expo provides a multimedia experience to allow visitors to explore the magic of Mother Nature. There is also a place where you can see different models of the Ark from around the world. Visitors can also be amazed by the mother nature as there is also a place full of exhibits with the most precious animals on the planet.
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Suggested Length of Stay: Approx 1 - 2 hours
Address: 33 Pak Yan Road, Ma Wan
Tung Wan Beach / Park Island Pier
Visitors who get to Ma Wan by ferries will come across Park Island Pier, where there are several restaurants nearby. You can either eat in or take away to enjoy the food under a spectacular view of Tsing Ma Bridge. On Park Island Road, where it takes you from the pier to Ma Wan Park and Noah’s Ark, you will also come across Tung Wan Beach, its highlight is, again, the beautiful view of Tsing Ma Bridge. It is such a nice place for photos or just a lazy weekend even you do not plan to swim.
Address: Pak Lai Road, Ma Wan
Tsing Ma Bridge
Spanning 2.16 kilometers, Tsing Ma Bridge is the longest suspension bridge with both rail and road traffic in the world. It has been voted as “top ten architectures in the 20thcentury”. Connecting Tsing Yi and Ma Wan, the bridge crosses over the Ma Wan Strait, and is one of the most important landmarks in Hong Kong. At night, the lighting effect on the bridge is definitely a must-see for visitors coming to Ma Wan.
1. Ma Wan Park - Opening Hours
Nature Garden Opening Hours: 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m
Tel: 3446 1163
2. Noah’s Ark
|Opening Hours:||10:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Tickets:||$198 (Adults); $158 (children aged 3 - 11 / senior citizens aged 65 or above, and guests with "Registration Card for People with Disabilities")|
|Ticket allows entries to: Ark Expo, e-Planet, Ark Garden, Treasure House, and Nature Garden|