Located at the north western end of the Kowloon conurbation, Tsuen Wan has experienced significant new development in recent years. Prior to the 1898 lease on the New Territories, the areas around Tsuen Wan were a major stopping-off point for smuggling into the interior from nearby British Hong Kong, which – much like today for parallel trading activities – enjoyed a different customs jurisdiction, and much lower prices for certain key products, than the mainland.
Originally a small mixed agricultural and fishing settlement in the pre-war years, Tsuen Wan grew into a significant industrial area from the late 1940s, and was further transformed by the construction of the Mass Transit Railway in the 1980s.
A surprising amount of pre-urban “village” Tsuen Wan still remains; much has been attractively conserved, and selected remnants will be explored on this walk. Likewise, enduring links to earlier industrial times – in particular Hong Kong’s once-important textile industry – can still be seen, and this industry’s evolution and decline will be discussed and evaluated.
The walk may conclude with an optional, self-pay lunch at one of the renowned roast goose restaurants at nearby Sham Tseng. Those having lunch will take a minibus from Tsuen Wan MTR after the walk ends to the restaurant.
All walks require appropriate footwear for walking. Please remember to carry water. We also suggest insect repellent, sunscreen, hat and an umbrella.
Please also note: This walk is not suitable for children under 15 years old and we do not take dogs. Also, we only take Hong Kong Residents.
HK$550 per person for a scheduled walk.