Tsuen Wan District

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This article is about the district. For the area of Hong Kong, see Tsuen Wan. For the new town in Hong Kong, see Tsuen Wan New Town.
Tsuen Wan District
District
Official logo of Tsuen Wan District
Official emblem
Location of Tsuen Wan District within Hong Kong
Location of Tsuen Wan District within Hong Kong
Coordinates: 22°21′46″N 114°07′45″E / 22.36281°N 114.12907°E / 22.36281; 114.12907Coordinates: 22°21′46″N 114°07′45″E / 22.36281°N 114.12907°E / 22.36281; 114.12907
Country China
Special administrative region Hong Kong
City New Territories
Constituencies 17
Government
 • District Council Chairman Chan Iu-seng, GBS, JP
Area
 • Total 60.70 km2 (23.44 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 288,728
 • Density 4,800/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zone Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
Website Tsuen Wan District Council
The buildings in Tsuen Wan Town

Tsuen Wan District (Chinese: 荃灣區=cyun4 waan1 keoi1) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is located in the New Territories and is served by the Tsuen Wan Line of the MTR metro system. It had a population of 275,527 in 2001. Its residents, mostly live in Tsuen Wan Town, enjoy the highest income in the New Territories.

Part of the Tsuen Wan New Town is located in the Tsuen Wan District. The northeastern part of Lantau island is belong to Tsuen Wan District to make itself as an enclave. There is also no direct road connect that piece of land with the rest of the district.

History[edit]

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 District.

Sights[edit]

The Panda Hotel in Tsuen Wan Town
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 Shin 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[edit]

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

Transport[edit]

MTR[edit]

Bus[edit]

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[edit]

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).

Further reading[edit]

  • 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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