Tsuen Wan District

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Tsuen Wan
荃灣區
Tsuen Wan District
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Day view of the Tsuen Wan District
Tsuen Wan District
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Location of Tsuen Wan District within Hong Kong
Coordinates: 22°21′46″N114°07′45″E / 22.36281°N 114.12907°E / 22.36281; 114.12907 Coordinates: 22°21′46″N114°07′45″E / 22.36281°N 114.12907°E / 22.36281; 114.12907
CountryFlag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong
Region New Territories
Constituencies 17
Government
   District Council Chairman Sumly Chan Yuen Sum
   District Council Vice-Chairman Li Hung Bor
Area
  Total60.70 km2 (23.44 sq mi)
Population
 (2016 [1] )
  Total318,916
  Density5,300/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (Hong Kong Time)
Website Tsuen Wan District Council

History

The district was set up in 1982 covering the present-day Tsuen Wan District and Kwai Tsing District. Kwai Chung and the island of Tsing Yi were split from Tsuen Wan District in the mid-1980s, and subsequently formed a new district known as Kwai Tsing.

Sights

The Panda Hotel in Tsuen Wan Town Facade of Panda Hotel.JPG
The Panda Hotel in Tsuen Wan Town
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Nina Tower in Tsuen Wan West

The Sam Tung Uk Museum is a cultural and agricultural museum and was set up in a former Hakka walled village. Behind Tsuen Wan is Shing Mun reservoir, a valley that was once home to 10 villages that grew mostly pineapples. The dam that stops the reservoir is called Po Lo Pa, lit. pineapple dam. There were once disputes and fights among the Shing Mun Valley dwellers and Tsuen Wan residents during the 18th century, over the levying of taxes for pineapple sales. The reservoir valley also has a disused lead mine, where some of the residents of Tsuen Wan used to work. Behind this is Tai Mo Shan, the tallest hill in Hong Kong.

Islands

The following islands of Hong Kong are administratively part of the district:

Education

Transportation

MTR

Bus

There are also tens of bus routes serving Tsuen Wan, mostly operated by Kowloon Motor Bus. Citybus also operates a few.

Park Island Transport Co., Ltd. operates bus services between Park Island on Ma Wan and Tsing Yi MTR station, Park Island and Kwai Fong Metroplaza, Park Island and Hong Kong International Airport; Park Island and Tsuen Wan (close to the Tsuen Wan MTR station).

Ferry

Park Island Transport Co., Ltd. operates ferry services between Park Island on Ma Wan and Central and between Park Island and Tsuen Wan Pier (next to the Tsuen Wan West MTR station).

See also

Further reading

  • Chinese University of Hong Kong. Traffic and Industrial Noise Problems in Tsuen Wan for Tsuen Wan District Board (Full Report). Hong Kong: Tsuen Wan Provisional District Board, 1997.
  • Chow, Wing-sun, Nelson. A Study of the Values, Leisure, Behaviour and Misbehaviour of the Youth in Tsuen Wan and Kwai Chung. [Hong Kong]: The Board, 1985.
  • Hong Kong. Report of the Working Group on Pollution Problems in Tsuen Wan. Hong Kong: Govt. Printer, 1988.
  • Hong Kong. Report on Religious Cult Activities in Tsuen Wan & Kwai Chung. Hong Kong: The Board, 1982.
  • Hong Kong. Tsuen Wan District Board. [Hong Kong]: The Board, 1981.
  • Hong Kong. Survey of Chinese Historic Rural Architecture in Tsuen Wan District, New Territories, July - August, 1980. [Hong Kong: The Section, 1980.
  • Hong Kong. Tsuen Wan and District Outline Development Plan. Hong Kong: Govt. Printer, 1969.
  • Lam, Kin-che. Tsuen Wan Tourism Development & Promotion Strategy. [Hong Kong: Centre for Environmental Policy and Resource Management, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2002.
  • Ng, Sek-hong. A Report on the Survey on the Conditions of Work for Female Workers in Tsuen Wan, 1986. [Hong Kong]: Tsuen Wan District Board, 1987.
  • Tsuen Wan Arts Festival. Opening of the Third Tsuen Wan Arts Festival: Dance Drama 'Life of the Li Tribe'. Hong Kong: Govt. Printer, 1981.

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References

  1. "2016 Population By-Census: Summary Result Table 201a Population by District". Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong Government. 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  2. "Hong Kong: Population, Area & Density by District Board District: 1999". Demographia. 2000. Retrieved 30 August 2008.
Tsuen Wan District
Traditional Chinese 荃灣區
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