Shing Mun River - River Inside the City

This river is about 4.5 miles long and 0.1 miles wide, extending from the town centre to the sea.
On the both sides of this river, there is some promenades equipped with some recreational amenities, such as sports grounds, museum, cycling and jogging trail.
Although the original design of this river is for the drainage of storm water from the town centre, it is also a popular recreational place for local residents.

Strolling along the promenade, visitors can enjoy the calming views over the river.
It is also a good place for biological diversity observation.
Every year, more than hundreds of wild egrets will habitat and breed along the river.

This river is also the site of the annual dragon boat championships.
This event is held on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival.
The Dragon Boat Festival is often known as "Tuen Ng Festival" or "Duanwu Festival".
It is a traditional holiday that commemorates the life and death of the famous Chinese scholar "Qu Yuan".

This river is called "Shing Mun River".

To get there, you can take the MTR to the Tai Wai MTR Station and leave at Exit A.
Then, walk along Tsuen Nam Road to get to Shing Mun River for about 5 minutes.

Location: Shing Mun River
Address: Shing Mun River, Sha Tin, New Territories



Credit: Cafeew Wong @ Hong Kong Footprint (HongKongFootprint.com)

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