Kwai Tsing District
Metroplaza & Kwai Chung Plaza
The Metroplaza is the focal point of commercial, shopping and entertainment activities in the District. Covered footbridge at Exit E of MTR Kwai Fong Station leads to the Plaza.
The Metroplaza was completed in 1990. It comprises two 46-storey commercial towers and a 5-storey shopping mall.
There is a wide variety of shops and restaurants in the mall. The restaurants in the Plaza provide you with a wide variety of eateries - fast food stalls, coffee shops, and restaurants serving Western, Thai, Japanese and Chinese cuisines.
On the third floor of the Plaza is a footbridge linking the mall with the other shopping centre, Kwai Chung Plaza. There are a large number of stores selling a vast range of products. There are numerous snack shops that provide visitors with refreshment of different styles.
Kwai Tsing Container Terminals
From the Lai King area, you can have an excellent view of the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals, the world's busiest container terminals. You leave MTR Lai King Station and walk straight along Lai King Hill Road until you see the Salvation Army Winifred Mary Cheung Morning Hope School. You will get a great view of the Terminals.
Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi have nine terminals. In 2014, Hong Kong has been ranked as the fourth busiest container port in the world, with a total annual throughput of 22.226 million container units.
Wo Yi Hop Road Golf Driving Range
The Wo Yi Hop Road Golf Driving Range is located at 298 Wo Yi Hop Road, Kwai Chung.
(Opening Hours: Every Tuesdays and Sundays, 6PM-10PM
Holders of Hong Kong Identity Card and LCSD Leisure Link patrons may book the facilities in the golf driving range within 10 days before the date of reservation through the following methods:
1. Booking in person at any recreation and sports venues with Leisure Link Services; or
2. Telephone booking (Telephone no. : 2927 8080); or
3. Leisure Link Internet Booking Service
Telephone nos. for enquiry on the facilities of the golf driving range and related programmes : 2429 8196 / 2424 7201
Kwai Tsing Theatre
Situated next to MTR Kwai Fong Station and bus terminus, the Kwai Tsing Theatre houses a 899-seat auditorium, the Black Box Theatre, a dance studio, a lecture room, a rehearsal room, an open-air plaza, a restaurant and a cafe.
The $470 million theatre was opened in November 1999. Being a new focal point in the district, it provides local as well as overseas artists with more opportunities to perform and enables residents to have more access to the arts.
Maritime Square is located at Tsing Yi Station. This 4-storey shopping centre has an area of 50,000 square metres and more than 100 shopping outlets including shops selling international brands, restaurants, cinemas, supermarkets and various leisure facilities.
The novel interior design of Maritime Square is inspired by the beauty of the ocean and the features of Treasure Island. As you shop leisurely, you will feel as though you are traveling on a luxury ocean liner. The centre is truly a paradise for eating, shopping and leisure with infinite creativity.
Lantau Link View Point
The Lantau Link View Point, located at the northwest corner of the Tsing Yi Island, occupies an area of about 18,800 square metres. From here, you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the western part of the Lantau Link and the northern part of the Ting Kau Bridge. In addition, the Lantau Link View Point is the optimal point to view the Ma Wan Channel.
The facilities available at the attraction include an elevated platform, the outdoor exhibits of components of the Tsing Ma Bridge and the Ting Kau Bridge, as well as the Visitors Centre. Videos, pictures, photos and models detailing the construction of the Lantau Link and the Ting Kau Bridge are displayed in the Visitors Centre. A car park that accommodates tour buses and cars is located in the vicinity of the Viewing Platform.
Over 1,100 trees, including Bauhinia trees of different species, namely Bauhinia blakeana, Bauhinia tomentosa and Bauhinia glauca, have been grown at the Viewing Platform. This aside, over 38,000 Rhododendron plants have been grown in the attraction, making it the scenic spot with the largest number of Rhododendron in Hong Kong under the management of the Government. One can revel in the flamboyant display of Rhododendron in full blossom from February to March every year.
Since its opening in August 1997, the Viewing Platform has become one of the most popular scenic spots in Hong Kong, attracting around 15,000 visitors per month.
In order to beautify the area and to promote the development of the tourism industry in Kwai Tsing, the Kwai Tsing District Council had carried out the Lantau Link View Point and Visitors Centre beautification project, which includes installation of European-style podiums. The beautification project will enhance the attractiveness of the site, and enable the Lantau Link View Point to be one of the most important landmarks of Kwai Tsing.
Tsing Yi Park
The Park covers an area of 7.13 hectares. Facilities include a mini soccer pitch-cum-handball court, a basketball court, seven tennis courts, a service block, a children's playground, a lookout point, an amphitheatre, three artificial lakes with waterfalls, and a garden.
Chun Kwan Temple
The Temple is dedicated to "Chun Kwan", a commoner surnamed Ng who helped the local government to combat pirates in the Guangdong area during the South Sung Dynasty (1127-1279AD). To commemorate his heroic act, the Emperor bestowed on him the title "Chun Kwan" after his death, and people started to worship him as a god. The original Chun Kwan Temple was built about 100 years ago near the waterfront. The temple was relocated to the present site to make way for developments in the mid 1980s.
Chun Kwan's Birthday falls on the 15th day of the third lunar month with traditional Cantonese opera performances for 5 days.
Tin Hau Temple
The temple is dedicated to "Tin Hau". There are three Tin Hau Temples in the district. The one in Tsing Yi attracts many visitors and worshippers coming to pray for fine weather and peace during Tin Hau Festival. The Festival falls on 23rd day of the 3rd lunar month. However, Tin Hau Festival in Tsing Yi lasts from 1st day to 5th day of the 4th lunar month each year. The main features of the Tin Hau Festival are traditional Cantonese opera performances, which last for about five days, and the competition for the best "fa pau" or floral shrines. Participating bodies come from various districts in the territory and the adjudication panel is made up of community leaders and government officials.
Tsing Tak Tong Tat-more Temple
The Temple is dedicated to Tat-more whose native home was in ancient India. He was one of the ten disciples of the Buddha. After Tat-more's death, his worshippers honoured him with the title Tat-more the Master. In the 1950s when Tsing Yi Island had not yet been developed, some of his worshippers on the Island, who were migrants from Haifeng and Lufeng, built the Temple. Worshippers visit the Temple each year on Tat-more's birthday (22nd day of the seventh lunar month).
Kwai Tsing Reunification Health Trail
The Trail is situated in Liu To Valley, Tsing Yi and is embraced by picturesque scenery. It is a popular spot for morning hikers and visitors. It is about 7km and overlooks the Tsing Ma Bridge, Ting Kau Bridge and developments in West Tsing Yi. Hikers may take a rest in pavilions along the Trail.
Tsing Ma Bridge
The Tsing Ma Bridge, linking Tsing Yi Island to Ma Wan Island, is one of the world's longest suspension bridges, with a central span of 1,377 metres (the Humber Bridge in the UK is 1,410 metres long, while the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is 1,280 metres long). It is the first and biggest of the five major contracts tendered for the Lantau Link. Over 27,000 tonnes of cable and over 40,000 tonnes of steel were used in its construction. Its height above the sea surface enables ships to pass through the Ma Wan Channel underneath. A feature of the bridge is its specially designed aerofoil shaped deck. Under normal conditions, traffic uses the dual three-lane carriageway on the upper deck. The lower deck's sheltered carriageway is used only in bad weather or in emergencies. The lower deck is also used by the Airport Express train running from Hong Kong Station in Central and also the MTR Tung Chung Line. The work was completed in 1997.
The Tsing Ma Bridge is part of the Lantau Link, which also comprises the Kap Shui Mun Bridge and the Ma Wan Viaduct, three bridges connected together to form a continuous span. The Lantau Link is a vital component of the transport network serving the Hong Kong International Airport and Lantau Island. Facilitated by the Lantau Link, tourists can conveniently visit scenic spots located in different districts.