Things to do in Ma Wan

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25th April 2022 – (Hong Kong) Have you visited Ma Wan in Hong Kong? In addition to Noah’s Ark, there is also a Ma Wan Park and beach to spend your full day with your family or loved ones.

Noah’s Ark is a tourist attraction located on Ma Wan Island in Hong Kong. It is an evangelical Christian theme park centred, according to its own materials, on the themes of nature, art, education and love.  The park’s centrepiece is the world’s first full-size simulation of Noah’s Ark. Alighting from the ark are sculptures of 67 life-size pairs of exotic animals, birds and creatures. The ark is, in fact, a multi-storey building where visitors may book a stay in either a hotel or a youth hostel located on the top floor.

Within the park is a nature garden alongside the existing natural landscape, where native trees have been preserved along the terraced paths. The park features amusements designed for young children together with a menagerie of small animals (mostly reptiles) in small display cages. There is also an obstacle course, climbing, and outward bound type courses.

Located near Noah’s Ark Hong Kong, the award winning Ma Wan Park Nature Garden combines the themes of nature education, art and love allowing guests to explore thousands of native trees, blossoms and wildlife along terraced walkways and nature paths. The Hilltop Lookout offers breathtaking views of nearby waterways and surrounding islands. In this verdant botanical garden, guests can expect to enjoy a vibrant adventure through the verdant landscapes, sculptures, and spectacular 360-degree views of Hong Kong. The beautify landscape architecture of Ma Wan Park Nature Garden won three awards including a grand award of excellence and a gold in Landscape Design plus a gold for Horticultural Maintenance in The Best Landscape Award 2008, bringing people in close contact with nature.

Visitors can also go to Fong Yuen Study Hall, formerly the Chan Study Hall which was first built by the Chan clan of Tin Liu before the 1900s. It is located at Ma Wan Rural Committee Road, Tin Liu Village. The Chan Study Hall was rebuilt with Western influence and renamed as “Fong Yuen Study Hall”, literally meaning a nice place for study, in the 1920s to 30s. During the Japanese Occupation, the Japanese Army invaded Ma Wan and troops were stationed in Fong Yuen Study Hall before they transferred to other stations. The study hall was then suspended and was reopened after the war.

Cafe IKI

Cafe IKI, Ma Wan Main Street G/F, No.243, Ma Wan is a quirky place for drinks and vegetarian Japanese food. The whole cafe is designed in pure white and wood. Wooden tables and benches are placed at the entrance for guests to rest, Japanese elements are placed, and soft music is played, which is similar to a Japanese family cottage. The cafe uses healthy ingredients from Japan and it specialises in all-natural, additive-free vegetarian dishes, such as freshly brewed Japanese pumpkin bisque, which is sweet and rich, with soft croissants and local organic salads.

Cafe SOL Committee located at Shop 1A, Level 2, Beach Comm. Complex Park Island, Ma Wan is also another place visitors can sit down and enjoy the beautiful landscape in Ma Wan. In addition to providing home-made food, residents in the district are regularly invited to participate in classes such as cake baking, painting, weaving, and even flying an airplane. The interior of the shop is spacious, and nostalgic antique furniture is placed to create a warm feeling.

Last but not least, visitors can enjoy the sunset on Tung Wah Beach. Located alongside the Noah’s Ark theme park, Tung Wan Beach is a flat stretch of fine golden sand with superb views of Tsing Ma Bridge, Ting Kau Bridge and passing ships – a real pleasure for photographers, couples and families!

Cafe SOL Committee

*Ma Wan Park is a non-profit community facility operated by Sun Hung Kai Properties and the Hong Kong government.

Tung Wah Beach
Fong Yuen Study Hall

Directions:

Urban taxi now has unrestricted access to Pak Lai Road and Pak Yan Road from 9am to 9pm daily to arrive directly at the main entrance of Noah’s Ark theme park and the entrance of Noah’s Ark Hotel & Resort.Coach can now able to access Ma Wan Island without permit from 9am to 9pm daily.

Central Ferry Pier No. 2 <> Park Island Pier

Service schedule

From Central
Mon – Fri:
Sat, Sun & PH:

From Park Island
Mon – Fri:
Sat, Sun & PH:

07:00 – 23:30***
07:30 – 23:30***

06:30 – 23:00***
07:00 – 23:00***Visitor fareAdult
Child (Under 12)
Beneficiaries of Public Transport Fare Concession Scheme for the Elderly and Eligible Persons with Disabilities*HK$ 27.00
HK$ 13.50
HK$ 2.00

Circular Bus(NR338)

Central Ferry Pier No.2 <> Park Island (Beach Commercial Complex)

Service schedule

From Park Island
Via Central Pier No. 223:50 – 06:00***
00:30 – 06:35***Flat fare for visitor HK$ 27

MTR

Travel on the Island line of the MTR railway network and interchange for the Tung Chung Line at Central Station to arrive at Tsing Yi Station.
Take Exit C and walk to the bus terminus for the Tsing Yi and Park Island bus service to Nature Garden

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