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Hong Kong New Territories Maps & Guide

The New Territories of Hong Kong Is the region located north of the Kowloon territory, serving as the border with Mainland China. It used to be an idyllic rural area with lovely mountain scenery, peaceful forests, lots of agriculture and only a few small villages, but things have definitely changed because of the economic rapid development and population swelling. Therefore, there are many areas where tourists can see villages that have remained unchanged for centuries. Shatin and Tuen Mun in the New Territories and Tung Chung on the Lantau Island are well-developed.

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Detailed Tourist Map of New Territory


History of New Territories

The New Territories was so named when the British took more land from China in 1898. Often ignore by travelers who have little time to spare, the New Territories offers a diverse landscape that takes time to get to know.

Location & Geography

The New Territories covers 794 square kilometers, and is embraced by deserted beaches, winding trails stretching across empty hills, and stone-house villages that move to a rhythm centuries removed from modern Hong Kong.

It is presently divided into three segments: the Center, Western, and Eastern. The center is dominated by new towns like Sha Tin and Tai Po and is the main route by road and rail up to China. The western end is being recreated by infrastructure projects that are linked with the new airport at Chek Lap Kok on Lantau. The east, on the other hand, is where the New Territories most traditional character endures.

Transportation in New Territories

By Train & MTR

The MTR has now absorbed the old Koeloon Canton Railway to form a larger network that links the New Territories with Kowloon

The East Rail from Tsim Sha Tsui East, connected by a lengthy walkway to Tsim Sha Tsui station, connects to Sheung Shui, Fanling, Tai Po and Sha Tin on its way to the border with Shenzhen at Lo Wu Station.

The Ma On Shan rail branches out at Tai Wai and is convenient for heading out east towards the Sai Kung Peninsula.

The sparkling new West Rail from Mei Foo or Nam Cheong is the method of choice if you want to go to Tsuen Wan, Kam Tin, Yuen Long, Tin Shui Wai or Tuen Mun.

By Bus

Kowloon Motor Bus operates a large number of bus routes to the New Territories. Many routes depart from Kowloon to the New Territories.

Attractions & Sightseeing in New Territories

There are numerous landmarks and attractions in the district, such as the Sha Tin, the home to Sha Tin Racecourse, the normally stages horse racing at the weekend, Hong Kong Heritage Museum including many interactive exhibits, the Ten Thousand Buddhist Monastery, situated in the hills above Sha Tin, etc.

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