Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Sha Tin

Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Southwest of Sha Tin town centre, this spacious, high-quality museum inside an ugly building gives a peek into local history and culture. Highlights include a children's area with interactive play zones, the New Ter…
Top Choice Cantonese in Sha Tin

Sha Tin 18

Sha Tin 18's Peking duck (whole HK$788, half HK$500) has put this hotel restaurant, adjacent to the Chinese University, in the gastronomic spotlight. Book your prized fowl 24 hours in advance, and tantalise your tas…
Architecture in Sha Tin

Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre

A representative of the 'Chinese Revival' architectural style, Tao Fung Shan is a Protestant retreat centre, seminary and hostel. In 1929 a Norwegian Lutheran missionary passionate about Buddhism bought land in Sha …
Temple in Sha Tin

10,000 Buddhas Monastery

Built in the 1950s, this quirky temple actually contains more than 10,000 Buddhas. Some 12,800 miniature statues line the walls of the main temple and dozens of life-sized golden statues of Buddha’s followers flank …
Taiwanese in Sha Tin

Foody

Taiwanese-style noodles and fried chicken as well as pastas and burgers served in a spacious, shabby chic cafe full of retro furniture and vintage objects. The food is decent though not exceptional, but slouchy chai…
Cemetery in Sha Tin

Po Fook Hill Columbarium

The vibe here is serene – Po Fook Hill is a storage place for cremated ashes. Once up here, you'll see pagodas, shrines, and a terraced hillside overlooking Sha Tin. There are dozens of rooms with niches carved into…
Art in Sha Tin

Fotanian Open Studios

This annual event, held for two consecutive weekends in January, takes place in several blocks of industrial lofts in Fo Tan that have been converted into artists' studios and galleries. You'll see the works of doze…
Cantonese in Sha Tin

Lung Wah Hotel Restaurant

Shatin's first postwar hotel (c 1951) is where Bruce Lee is said to have stayed during the filming of The Big Boss. The hotel closed in 1985 and this dated restaurant frequented by nostalgic Hong Kongers remains. It…
Museum in Sha Tin

Chinese University Art Museum

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Art Museum is divided into two sections. The four-floor East Wing Galleries house a permanent collection of Chinese paintings and calligraphy, but it is the ceramics, jade objets …
Market in Sha Tin

Shing Kee

Tucked into the oldest public housing estate in Sha Tin, this 30-year-old establishment is no ordinary dai pai dong (food stall). It resembles a gallery, with furnishings, including the chairs, picked up from public…