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Area

14,430 hectares

Population

About 615,000

Highlights

Yuen Long is situated in the northwest of the New Territories in a large alluvial plain. Despite the rapid development and urbanisation of Yuen Long, the district is also renowned for its abundance of antiquities and monuments such as Yuen Long Old Market, the oldest market in Hong Kong, and Ping Shan Heritage Trail, the first of its kind in Hong Kong. Of the scenic and eco-tourist spots in Yuen Long, the most famous ones are the Hong Kong Wetland Park, Nan Sang Wai and Mai Po Natural Reserve, which is a haven for migrating birds.

Yuen Long, situated in the northwest of the New Territories of Hong Kong, is a large alluvial plain with three sides surrounded by hills. Yuen Long has seen rapid growth as a new town after World War II, and there are numerous cultural and sports events held in the town every year. Today, there still exists a number of traditional constructions in Yuen Long which attract many visitors. Yuen Long has retained its traditional rural features as well as having developed as a modern new town.

Yuen Long's transportation network has been expanding. The Route 3 Highway, which opened in mid-1998, provides the residents of Yuen Long with a direct expressway to Hong Kong Island and the airport at Chek Lap Kok. West Rail has already been in operation, and it takes less than 20 minutes to travel from Yuen Long to Kowloon.

 

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