Blending 19th-century walled villages, historic Chinese temples and spacious parks, the Sha Tin District is a cultural hub. Nestled along the Tuen Mun river, the Sha Tin District boasts one of the best museums in Hong Kong, an exciting racecourse and family-friendly attractions.
Things to do in Sha Tin District
A visit to The Hong Kong Heritage Museum reveals a unique mix of history, art and culture. Browse 12 exhibition galleries to marvel at its collection of Chinese paintings, then explore the “Bruce Lee: Kung Fu-Art-Life” exhibit with over 600 memorabilia items.
Marvel at the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, where over 12,000 miniature statues line its walls. Discover 500 life-size golden Buddhas as you climb the 400 steps to reach the temple, then explore its halls and pavilions to reach a nine-storey pagoda overlooking the city.
Pick the winning horse at Sha Tin Racecourse, where you’ll find a buzzing atmosphere as fans listen to audio commentary and cheer on their favourite racers. Take a break with a stroll through Sha Tin Park, a beautiful public space nestled against the Shing Mun River, which features beautifully landscaped gardens and an Artists’ Corner displaying art exhibitions.
If you’re travelling with young kids, visit Snoopy’s World at New Town Plaza, where six amusements zones will keep them entertained for hours. Explore Snoopy’s House, go on a canoe ride and browse a museum full of Peanuts characters.
Getting around Sha Tin District
The Sha Tin District of Hong Kong can be explored on foot, while buses, taxis and the metro are useful when travelling further afield. The quickest way to reach Hong Kong International Airport is by car in 45 minutes, while the metro takes around 1.5 hours.