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“Several traditional Chinese style gardens to experience”
Review of Sha Tin Park

Sha Tin Park
Ranked #222 of 909 things to do in Hong Kong
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

I'm always surprised by how relaxing and enjoyable Sha Tin Park can be, especially after enduring the maddening crowds of New Town Plaza Mall just beside the park.

One of the things I like about the Sha Tin Park are the traditional Chinese style gardens which are situated around this large 8 hectre public space. Opening hours 6.30am to 11pm daily.

There is an enclosed Walled Garden which is accessed by two traditional Moon Gate entrances. Within are four trellis pavilions, landscaped shrubs and a fair variety of flowering plants. There are park benches, usually available when I pass by. The wall does a great job of keeping out traffic noise. As such, this is one of those rare places, in the heart of a busy city, that is actually quiet. You can hear birds chirping and nothing else. Just magic here in Hong Kong.

The North and South Garden are also nice to visit, featuring traditional architecture in the forum of pavilion buildings, bridges and ponds with koy fish and turtles. You will often find locals practicing tai chi here in the early mornings. Again, this is a tranquil place to sit, read the paper and just appreciate those moments of quietness that elude the rest of the day.

Note: The Sha Tin Park runs up against the Shing Mun River (really just a canal) where you find a walking, jogging and biking path. There is a kiosk and refreshment stand and quite a few shaded seats. This can make for a nice place for a break or to rest if you want to see more activity taking place in the park during your visit.

Thank BradJill
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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful park. Quite big and spacious. Absolutely beautiful to look at. Well maintained and lots of sitting areas. Waterfall and pond with fish and a stream. Nice paths to walk.
I found this near the museum I followed the sign posts.
Maybe one of the nicest parks I've been too!

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Reviewed 1 March 2016

So relaxing to strol on a warm sunny winter afternoon in this green area while thousands of shoppers are busy picking their favourite commodities in the malls nearby.

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Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Looking the map, it seems very big but actually it is not as big as our expectation. However the park in the middle of the town is so nice but seems lack of maintenance compared to the park in the main HK island.

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Reviewed 13 January 2016

You can already see 2016 Chinese New Year displays at Sha Tin Park. Year of the Monkey themed decorations are located in the open grass, fountain and pool area in front of the Town Hall building. They include small lights which will make them interesting to see after dark as well.

If you enjoy sculptures, there is an interesting City Art Square that occupies the space around the City Hall building, between Sha Tin Park and the New Town Plaza shopping mall. Here there is a collection of 16 large-scale works of contemporary design, put up in 2008 as part of a city beautification project held in conjunction with the Beijing Olympics.

I quite enjoy the walled Garden, which you enter through a traditional Chinese Moon Gate doorway. This is a peaceful area to sit and enjoy a sandwich lunch or coffee from nearby New Town Plaza. The North Garden and Artists Corner are also surprisingly nice areas, where you can find peace and quiet at times (not busy weekends). Ponds have fish and turtles, which are neat for the kids.

Plenty of green space, children's playground area, promenade to walk near the canal and lots of landscaped flowerbeds and plant life at the Sha Tin Park, which is probably the nicest public park we have in the New Territories of Hong Kong.

Note: The park is open open from 6.30am to 23.00pm and is easily accessible by public buses passing through Sha Tin or just a few minutes walk from the Sha Tin MTR.

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