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Photo Essay: Visit Sai Kung for Hong Kong’s Best Seafood

Any seafood lover traveling to Hong Kong must make a trip to Sai Kung.

The city of Hong Kong is surrounded by islands, and life there is tied to the sea. In many places, people live on fishing boats and make their living by selling what they catch. One of the most famous seafood spots is Sai Kung. It is about a 30-minute drive from Hong Kong.

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Sai Kung is a 30-minute drive from Hong Kong. (Image: Monica Song/Vision Times)

Sai Kung used to be primarily a fishing village, and plenty of people still make their living with their boats, providing the fresh seafood that draws people to spend their holidays in this seaside town.

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People make their living with their boats. (Image: Monica Song / Vision Times)

In Hong Kong, it is hard to find wide-open spaces. Everything has already been developed. People are drawn to Sai Kung because there is still plenty of nature to explore due to its proximity to Sai Kung East Country Park with its hiking trails and beaches.

Sai Kung is popular with dog lovers because of the many grassy areas, dog parks, and pet-friendly restaurants.

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Their is plenty of room for dogs to run and play. (Image: Monica Song / Vision Times)

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Sai Kung is a popular spot for vacationers. (Image: Monica Song / Vision Times)

Visitors can buy fresh fish or shrimp directly from the fishermen and bring them to a restaurant to have them cooked. You can have your fish steamed or pan fried. Order your shrimp to be deep fried or try Cantonese-style salt and pepper shrimp.

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You can buy seafood from the fishermen and take directly to a restaurant to have it prepared as you like it. (Image: Monica Song / Vision Times)

Why not treat yourself to the delicious seafood in Sai Kung, and then follow it up with a boat tour of the surrounding islands?

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People live and work on their boats. (Image: Monica Song / Vision Times)

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Sai Kung has gone from a fishing village to popular vacation spot. (Image: Monica Song / Vision Times)

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Visitors can buy fresh fish or shrimp directly from the fishermen and bring them to a restaurant to have them cooked. (Image: Monica Song / Vision Times)

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Boats at the dock in the harbor. (Image: Monica Song / Vision Times)

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The city of Hong Kong is surrounded by islands, and life there is tied to the sea. (Image: Monica Song / Vision Times)

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Tour the islands by boat after enjoying the seafood. (Image: Monica Song / Vision Times)

Research by Monica Song.

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Mikel Davis
Mikel serves as editor and sometime writer for Vision Times. He’s willing to tackle any assignment, really, but prefers editing. Writing can take you anywhere and is a little unpredictable (or maybe it’s just his writing). Take this bio for instance. When he started writing, the goal was clear: make it fun and interesting. “Interesting” is no problem. He’s worked on a farm, owned a bakery and worked in healthcare. He’s lived on the Navajo reservation in Arizona as well as in Vienna, Austria. And boy, has he traveled! He’s been to Italy and France, Spain and Portugal, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan. He loves foreign cultures and foreign places. He’s interested in renewable energy and dreams of buying an electric vehicle some day when there are more charging stations around. He cares about his work and hopes it can impact others so they have a better life, or at least a better day. But “fun”? Does the liberal use of parenthetical phrases count as fun? (Say “yes” or else he might start typing a “Dad” joke!)

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