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Shatin, Hong Kong

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Sha Tin, also spelt Shatin, is a city along Shing Mun River in Sha Tin District of East New Territories, Hong Kong. Administratively, it is part of the Sha Tin District. It is one of Hong Kong's most prominent examples of new town developments in the 1970s. Together with its satellite town Ma On Shan, Shatin is the most populous city in the New Territories, with a 2011 population census of 630,273 within an area of 35.87 km2. Situated in the southern half of New Territories East below Tolo Harbour, it is the principal city of Sha Tin District, which is the second most populous district of the territory.


The city was founded in 1973 under the New Towns Development Programme of the Hong Kong government. Its current name was named after the nearby village of Sha Tin Wai. Housing the industrial area of Fo Tan, Shatin's economy once heavily relied on manufacturing, logistics and transportation. Since the late 1990s, it has undergone an extensive transition into areas such as business, service, tourism, entertainment, culture, education, sports, technology and scientific research. This has been marked by the building of Sha Tin Racecourse, Hong Kong Sports Institute and the Hong Kong Science Park in its outskirts.
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  • I do not thhink many tourists will be going to the Shatin area unless to visit the 10,000 Buddha Monestary. See my review of the Monestary if you would like to visit as it is very worthwhile, even...  more »
  • We stayed here for 4 days at regal river side hotel with amazing view from room direct to the river The area is so quit and nice to walk along side with river day or night Great shopping area near.....  more »
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