Things to do in Tsuen Wan
Not often visited by the typical Hong Kong tourist, Tsuen Wan is a frequently overlooked neighbourhood. However, Hong Kong locals and savvy tourists know that Tsuen Wan is a neighbourhood filled with hidden gems – from historic monuments to authentic restaurants.
With excellent connections to central Hong Kong, Tsuen Wan is an excellent choice for a place to stay during an extended trip to Hong Kong. It is also popular amongst expatriates, looking for the perfect blend of city living and rural tranquility. Just 27 minutes away from Central Hong Kong on the MTR, Tsuen Wan is a popular commuter neighbourhood with a local life of its own.
One of the main benefits of staying in or near Tsuen Wan is the neighbourhood’s proximity to Tai Mo Shan Country Park. Visitors will also find themselves located in close proximity to the popular Kowloon area – the perfect place to explore some local markets and to take in views of the city. There are also plenty of places to visit in Tsuen Wan itself, including the neighbourhood’s beautiful walking trails and religious temples. Tsuen Wan markets offer visitors an insight into the local way of life – however, visitors are also never far away from 21st-Century Hong Kong, with the famous Causeway Bay shopping area nearby.
Tsuen Wan is the perfect place to get to know some of Hong Kong’s best local businesses – with some of the restaurants in the neighbourhood remaining under the same family ownership for 40-50 years. The neighbourhood is also home to the Sam Tung Uk Museum, offering information and insight into the 200-year-old village. For more information on what to do in Tsuen Wan, continue reading our Hong Kong area guide.