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What you should know about Sha Tin

Sha Tin is the perfect location from which to explore the New Territories, with phenomenal sights and rural gems all within reach. Situated on the picturesque Shing Mun River, north of Hong Kong Island, it’s a gorgeous, relaxing vacation destination. It lies between Ma On Shan Country Park and Tai Mo Shan Country Park, so there is a wealth of natural beauty to explore here. Moreover, there is a great range of fantastic restaurants, as well as shopping opportunities to discover.

Hotels in Sha Tin

There are plenty of luxury hotels in Sha Tin, so if you’re looking for a touch of opulence during your stay, this neighborhood is for you. The Hyatt Regency is an upscale hotel in Sha Tin that features top-class facilities. These include a heated outdoor pool (complete with views of the mountains), gym, full-service spa, and tennis courts. For a fine dining experience, visit Sha Tin 18 restaurant. If you’re seeking a 4-star hotel in Sha Tin, the Courtyard by Marriott is an excellent choice. One of the best hotels in Sha Tin, it has fantastic amenities including a fitness center, outdoor pool, and a choice of three different restaurants.

Things to see in Sha Tin

The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze) is positioned on a hill, and although the walk up to the top can be challenging, the path is lined with 500 Arhan statues which makes it an enjoyable climb. The complex is nearly 20 acres, and includes five temples, four pavilions, and a stunning nine-story pagoda. Perhaps the most impressive part is the (approximately) 13,000 statues of Buddha that line the walls of the main temple. Sha Tin is also home to the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, where you can learn a lot about the local area. It features six permanent galleries as well as various temporary exhibitions that cover art, history, and culture. For some entertainment, the Sha Tin Racecourse is highly recommended. Even if you don’t like to gamble, the atmosphere is electrifying and it’s a great spectacle to witness. They also have delicious food and drink available.

Good for couples

The Sha Tin neighborhood is ideal for those traveling as a couple. Set away from the main part of Hong Kong with its imposing high-rises and skyscrapers, you’ll find that Sha Tin provides a more relaxed setting for you to spend some time together. You’ll find quiet, peaceful places to discover together, such as Shatian Che Kung Temple, and it puts you in the perfect position to explore the surrounding rural areas. Sha Tin Centre Street has a myriad of dining options for you to enjoy a delicious meal together, such as Din Tai Fung Sha Tin.

How to get to Sha Tin

If you’re traveling from the United States, you can fly to Hong Kong International Airport. Direct flights are available from many locations, including Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, and San Francisco. Once at the airport you can take one of two options to reach your Sha Tin hotel. The quickest way is to either drive or take a cab ride, which takes around 30 minutes. Alternatively, there are several bus services from the airport that go to Sha Tin. The E42 and A41 routes are the fastest, and take around one hour and 40 minutes.

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