Last updated 2024-01-18

New Territories (West)

New Territories West is the western part of Hong Kong's New Territories, covering Yuen Long, Tuen Mun, Tsuen Wan, Kwai Tsing and the Islands District.

Districts

Lok Ma Chau

Lok Ma Chau or Lokmachau is an area in Hong Kong's New Territories. It is the site of a major pedestrian (linked directly to the Hong Kong rapid transit network) and road border crossing point between Hong Kong and mainland China. Administratively, most of the Lok Ma Chau area is located within the Yuen Long District of Hong Kong.

Kwai Fong

Kwai Fong is an area of Kwai Chung Town, Kwai Tsing District, Hong Kong.

Kwai Chung

Kwai Chung is an urban area within Tsuen Wan New Town in the New Territories of Hong Kong. Together with Tsing Yi Island, it is part of the Kwai Tsing District of Hong Kong. It is also part of Tsuen Wan New Town.

Tsuen Wan

Tsuen Wan is located in the southwestern part of the New Territories. Its history can be traced back to the Ming Dynasty, and today, Tsuen Wan has transformed from an industrial center into a commercial and residential area. The city center features large pedestrian walkways that connect to the MTR station, shopping malls, and housing estates, offering convenient transportation and shopping experiences. Despite modern development, Tsuen Wan retains some historical landmarks such as the Sam Tung Uk Museum and The Mills. Additionally, there are many popular temples and country parks, providing visitors with ample opportunities for exploration and discovery.

Tsing Yi

Tsing Yi, sometimes referred to as Tsing Yi Island, is an island in the urban area of Hong Kong, to the northwest of Hong Kong Island and south of Tsuen Wan. With an area of 10.69 km2 (4.13 sq mi),the island has extended drastically by reclamation along almost all its natural shore and the annexation of Nga Ying Chau (牙鷹洲) and Chau Tsai. Three major bays or harbours, Tsing Yi Lagoon, Mun Tsai Tong and Tsing Yi Bay (青衣灣) in the northeast, have been completely reclaimed for new towns.

Ma Wan

Ma Wan is located in the northern part of Lantau Island in Hong Kong and has a history spanning over 250 years. In the past, its residents relied on fishing and agriculture for their livelihoods, with only a few remaining engaged in fish farming today. The area still preserves many ancient villages and historical sites, including an archaeological excavation site that was selected as one of the "Ten Most Significant New Archaeological Discoveries in China in 1997". Additionally, Ma Wan is home to the world's only life-size replica of Noah's Ark, which serves as a theme park.

Tuen Mun

Tuen Mun is located in the northwest of the New Territories and boasts a rich history and cultural heritage. This modern city preserves many historical landmarks, including Tsing Chuen Wai and Lung Kwu Tan, while also offering numerous tourist attractions such as Hong Kong Gold Coast, Tai Lam Chung Reservoir (Thousand Island Lake),Sam Shing Hui, and T·PARK. Tuen Mun's history dates back to the Neolithic period and became an important trading post during the Tang Dynasty. In the Qing Dynasty, it relied on fishing and agriculture as its primary livelihood, attracting Hakka clans to settle in the area. However, in the 1970s, the government initiated large-scale new town development, transforming Tuen Mun into a modern city. Today, Visitors can explore this place that seamlessly combines historical charm with modernity.

Hung Shui Kiu

Hung Shui Kiu is located in the southwestern part of Ping Shan, adjacent to Chung Uk Tsuen in the Tuen Mun district. The first public housing estate in Hung Shui Kiu, Hung Fuk Estate, was completed in 2015.

Tin Shui Wai

Tin Shui Wai New Town is a satellite town in the northwestern New Territories of Hong Kong. Originally a gei wai (基圍) fish pond area, it was developed in the 1980s as the second new town in Yuen Long District and the eighth in Hong Kong. It is 25 kilometres (16 mi) due northwest of Central, the main business area in the territory, on land reclaimed from low-lying areas south of Deep Bay, next to historic Ping Shan. The population was 292,000 in 2014, while the total projected population for when the town is fully built-out is about 306,000.

Yuen Long

Yuen Long, located in the northwest of the New Territories. YOHO MALL, near Yuen Long Station, is a large shopping mall that offers a variety of international brands, dining options, and outdoor green spaces, providing visitors with a comprehensive shopping and leisure experience. Additionally, the nearby Nam Sang Wai is known for its unique natural landscapes, especially the Wetland Crocodile and the enchanting Shan Pui River, attracting numerous photography enthusiasts and birdwatchers to visit.

Tai Mo Shan

Tai Mo Shan is the highest peak in Hong Kong, with an elevation of 957 metres (3,140 ft) above the Hong Kong Principal Datum, or around 956 metres (3,136 ft) above mean sea level. It is located at approximately the geographical centre of the New Territories.

Kam Tin

Kam Tin, or Kam Tin Heung, is an area in the New Territories, Hong Kong. It lies on a flat alluvial plain north of Tai Mo Shan mountain and east of Yuen Long town. It was formerly known as Sham Tin (岑田). Administratively, it is part of Yuen Long District.

San Tin

San Tin (Chinese: 新田; lit. 'new fields') is a loosely defined area in Yuen Long District in New Territories, Hong Kong that is part of the San Tin constituency. Unlike Hong Kong's highly urbanised areas, San Tin is sparsely populated due to its marshlands.

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