The Beautiful Locality of Sha Tin
Nov 27th, 2010 by Aldouspi

Hong Kong is famous for its natural harbour and its extensive skyline with its multitude of neon lights that dominate the Islands skyline, making it a prime tourist destination. Towering skyscrapers and crowded streets make Hong Kong an urban jungle, but somehow this bustling Island still maintains its traditional culture.

Situated within the New Territories of Hong Kong around the River Shing Mun is Sha Tin. Most famous for its Racecourse which occupies about seventy hectares, this racecourse provides world class facilities and is also the host for many prestigious events. The exciting atmosphere of the races is something you must experience when visiting Sha Tin. Opened in 1978 the racecourse has restaurants, lounges and bars, a gift shop and a fun zone. The racecourse is open to public on non racing days. The 10,000 Buddhas Monastery, a modern temple built in the 1950's with no less than 12,000 Buddha's in different poses lining the walls of the main hall is a another tourist attraction at Sha Tin.

A steep climb to the top in this monastery will greet you with a nine storey pagoda a few small monasteries and a breathtaking view. There are also several malls to shop at, and among them is the Snoopy World which has one of Asia's biggest indoor music fountains. One of Hong Kong's best museums are also located in this area, which is The Hong Kong Heritage Museum. It houses different exhibition galleries that capture the history and the culture of the New Territories which include Chinese art and Cantonese opera.

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