Written by Ilia Ryzhenko
Tsuen Wan, despite being located at the very end of the self-titled MTR line, is not a rural suburb that one might expect it to be. Quite the opposite, Tsuen Wan and Tsuen Wan West, located nearby, have everything that one needs to live comfortably. The areas show both the sides of Hong Kong. Tsuen Wan is a more local area, with a lot of street food, local restaurants and cafes, and markets. Tsuen Wan West, on the other hand, is a more consumer-friendly and spacious area with a few large department stores located in it.
Tai Ho Road: Street View of Tsuen Wan (Photo taken by Florence Leung)
Landmarks and attractions
Except for the aforementioned shopping and street food experiences that Tsuen Wan offers to its visitors, there is also some great temples and museums in the area. One of the museums located nearby the Tsuen Wan MTR station is the Sam Tung Uk Museum, which is a historical monument dedicated to telling about the ancient settlements in the region. Another notable spot to visit in Tsuen Wan is the Western Monastery. An enormous temple, it covers over 200,000 square meters and presents the visitors with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the modern local temple culture.
Sam Tung Uk Museum (Photo Source: The Antiquities and Monuments Office, HKAR Government)
Campus Hong Kong
I am now living in Campus Hong Kong, a serviced apartment placed near the Ting Kau Bridge in Tsuen Wan. Trust me, there is a lot to love about it! This serviced apartment block is an optimal choice for students seeking a spacious and peaceful location and a highly multicultural student environment. Campus HK has every facility that a student can wish for, including a big study room, a 24/7 gym, and a swimming pool. Aware of the amount of CityU students living here, Campus Hong Kong also offers students a free shuttle bus going straight to university every day. Generally, do not let the location bother you – going back home from university takes only about 45 minutes.
Ting Kau Bridge and the waterfront(Photo taken by Dominic Chiu)
Swimming Pool at Campus Hong (Photo source: Campus Hong Kong)
Advantages of living in Tsuen Wan / Tsuen Wan West
- Quick access to shopping malls, supermarkets, and restaurants
- Cheaper prices than in the city (both in terms of accommodation rental and in terms of prices on regular products)
- Tranquillity and access to the waterfront
- Access to both red line and purple line of the MTR gives an opportunity to easily get to a lot of places in Hong Kong
We will continue to introduce you the advantages of living in other districts, such as Sham Shui Po, Mong Kok, Hung Hom and Sha Tin. Please stay tuned with us!
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