Tin Hau: Neighbourhood Guide

Hong Kong Oct 3, 2022

Leave the chaos at Causeway Bay behind and join us on a ‘walk’ around Tin Hau — a little neighbourhood we know you'll vibe with.

Bordering Causeway Bay and alongside Tai Hang, sits the laid-back Tin Hau. With easy access to public transport and proximity to Hong Kong’s Central Business District, this charming neighbourhood blends incredible convenience with an endless array of dining, entertainment and cultural options to keep you excited.

The Story Of Tin Hau

The Tin Hau neighbourhood's namesake is the Cantonese name for the Empress of Heaven (天后 Tiān Hòu). One of the most worshipped goddesses in the world, her temples can be found anywhere the Chinese diaspora has landed.

Every year on the 23rd day of the third lunar month (usually April or May), her birthday is celebrated with much fanfare during the Tin Hau Festival in Hong Kong, a day-long celebration that’s not to be missed.

Top 6 Things To Do When Visiting Tin Hau

  1. Pick up succulent plants and succulent desserts along Electric Road.
  2. Hike up Braemar Hill and be rewarded with top views of Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir.
  3. Grab a buddy and work up a sweat at Victoria Park.
  4. Catch magnificent sunset views via the harbourfront, right next to Jardine Noonday Gun.
  5. Indulge in retail therapy at Paterson Street's Fashion Walk.
  6. Horse around at Hong Kong Jockey Club's Happy Valley Racecourse.
Sister Wah Beef Brisket Noodles | Source

Must Eat At Tin Hau

Sister Wah Beef Brisket Noodles
13 Electric Road, Causeway Bay

There may be plenty of beef noodle restaurants in Singapore, but you know this one’s special because it has been featured in the Michelin Guide since 2012. Located less than a minute’s walk from Tin Hau MTR, Wah Jie offers beef brisket noodles made from local beef for HK$58 to HK$105 per bowl.

NOC Coffee Co.
23 Mercury Street, Tin Hau

If you are based in Tin Hau and looking for a place to switch up your WFH routine, NOC Coffee Co. at Mercury Street is a fantastic choice. Not only is the cafe known for its expertly-pulled coffee shots, their scrumptious brunch menu and bright industrial design will ensure you have everything you need to stay focused through the day.

Hong Kong Island Tap House
1A-1B Tsing Fung Street Flyover, Causeway Bay

With up to 40 local and imported beers on tap, Tap House is definitely the place to go in Tin Hau to explore craft beers. Don't be afraid to rock up on an empty stomach because the bar has got you covered with bar grub that would pair well with your IPA or Sour.

Ching Ching Desserts
77 Electric Road, Tin Hau

If you are new to Hong Kong, this traditional style dessert shop is a must try. Whether you fancy hot or cold, sweet or savoury, fruity or nutty desserts, this place has got it all and will leave you spoilt for choice.

Har Paw Mansion | Source

Must See At Tin Hau

Floating Tin Hau Temple
Typhoon Shelter, Causeway Bay

Also known as the Triangular Island Goddess of Tin Hau Shrine, the Floating Tin Hau Temple has been docked at the Typhoon Shelter since 1955. As the only floating temple in Hong Kong, it is particularly popular among fishermen but is also open to all visitors from 9am to 12pm daily. Plans are underway to move this unique temple on land, so don't miss your chance to visit it while you still can!

Red Incense Burner Summit
55 Braemar Hill Road

Red Incense Burner Summit is less than an hour’s hike from Tin Hau MTR via Tin Hau Temple Road and Braemar Hill Road. Here, you can catch one of the most scenic and romantic sunsets in Hong Kong. Watching the city light up as the sky darkens while completely surrounded by nature, this viewpoint offers a hiking experience that is truly unique to Hong Kong.

Haw Par Mansion
15A Tai Hang Road, Tai Hang

Completed in 1936, Haw Par Mansion was built with Chinese Renaissance architectural influences as a home for ‘The King of Tiger Balm’, Aw Boon Haw. In 2001, the Haw Par Mansion and its garden, occupying an area of over 2,000 metres square, were passed over to the government for preservation and was converted into a music school named Haw Par Music. Worry not because even if you aren’t here for music lessons, the Haw Par mansion offers visitors guided tours of the property.

Lin Fa Kung Temple
Lily Street, Causeway Bay

Lin Fa Kung, also known as Temple of Lotus, was constructed during the 1860s to worship the Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin. The temple's unique architecture, with entrances on both sides of the building instead of in the middle of the facade, as well as its cultural significance related to the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance, has earned its title as a Hong Kong monument in 2014.

There are quite a few festivals celebrated at the Lin Fa Kung Temple every year, so be sure to check their calendar of events to make your visit more worthwhile.

Flower Exhibition at Victoria Park

Must Do At Tin Hau

Hong Kong Central Library
66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay

Opened in 2001, Hong Kong Central Library is the largest public library in Hong Kong that houses a whooping 2 million books, comics, magazines and other reading materials. Bookworm or not, we can confidently say that you will find something interesting here that you will want to borrow!

Midwest Vintage
15 Watson Road, Victoria Centre, Tin Hau

Drop by Midwest Vintage to shop for one-of-a-kind vintage pieces to add to your closet. Originally founded as a used clothes trading company in 1993, Midwest Vintage has transformed into a retail store to satisfy local demands for vintage clothings. From leather jackets to bags and accessories, items here are imported from the United States.

Victoria Park
1 Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay

As the biggest park on Hong Kong island, it occupies a land area of almost 20 hectares — that’s about 10 football fields! Apart from being the best place for a stroll to clear your mind or to walk off a big meal, the park also is also the designated venue for special events. They include transforming into flower markets during the Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese New Year and hosting the annual Hong Kong Flower Show

Causeway Bay Market
142 Electric Road, Causeway Bay

Get a local grocery shopping experience by visiting the Causeway Bay Market. Unlike your typical supermarket, you can buy fresh meat, fruits and vegetables in the amount that you really need here. However, to ensure you get the right items and the best deals, it might be worth it to practise a few simple lines of Cantonese before embarking on this journey.

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Nontawan Kraitat

Senior Sales Manager at Hmlet. Thailand born, Hong Kong based. As a team we strive to give our members the most memorable coliving experience and change the way people live!