[HK TRAVEL] HIDDEN GEM SAI WAN SWIMMING SHED (西環泳棚) IN HONG KONG – THE INSTAGRAM-WORTHY MOMENT

Taking a break from CNY food post, I am posting my Hong Kong Post.So,other than Hong Kong Disneyland and Gudetama craze, there are so many activities and places to explore. I have been to Hong Kong for several times and I still cannot get enough of it. I wish to travel back Hong Kong for the beaches, trekking or hiking and many more. Each travel experience rewarded me a better insight of this country.




 My recent trip was an impromptu trip and I am glad that I managed to find this hideaway location, Sai Wan Swimming Shed ( 西環泳棚) before the trip. And my trip just gets better as I managed to find my way there after 15-20 minutes walk from Kennedy Town MTR Station.
 Thanks to the West Island Line MTR extension, I get to explore the western edge of Hong Kong Island. Kennedy Town (K-Town) neighbourhood was once quiet has become lively after the opening of the MTR Train service. You can see tourists exploring the neighbourhood now. There are foods and places to explore here but too bad I do not have enough time for that. My ultimate goal is to get to Sai Wan Swimming Shed. This is a hidden gem located just below Victoria Road on the western edge of Kennedy Town. It was built by the government in the 1950s to provide a changing room and wooden pier for nearby residents who swam in Sulfur Channel.
 But for now, this place attracts more photographers than swimmers for its amazing views throughout the day especially sunset view. I didn’t get the chance to view the sunset views as I reached there around 11am in the morning after a rain. This western district swimming shed has become one of the memories of Hong Kong people who used to swim here in the past.

The entrance to Sai Wan Swimming Shed


I guess this place will be another instagram-worthy when you visit Hong Kong now. Even wedding photographers from overseas take notice of this place.

How to get there?
Exit from Kennedy Town MTR , take a taxi to Victoria Road
Or
Walk along Victoria Road from Kennedy Town MTR and look for the red and white sign. Take note that it’s a long walk approximately 15-20 minutes. Once you see the sign as shown in the picture above, you will see the stairs that lead down to the destination.
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