Located right next to our Sha Tin hotel
, the campus of Chinese University of Hong Kong is notable for its tranquil surroundings and cultural artifacts. Start your leisurely walk from University MTR Station.
The Central Campus
The Central Campus consists of many of the University's famous facilities, including the University Library, the Institute of Chinese Studies, the Art Museum
and Sir Run Run Shaw Hall.
Famous sculpture “The Gate” designed by world-renowned Taiwanese sculptor Ju Ming, stands proudly in front of the Library.
Weiyuan Lake, Chung Chi Campus
Picking up the Philosophy Path, which is opposite University MTR Station, one would come to the Weiyuan Lake. Weiyuan, literally meaning “not complete”, not only describes the shape of the lake but is a clever footnote of Chung Chi College’s motto, “In Search of Excellence”. The names of the two bridges on the lake also carry philosophical meanings: the Crooked Bridge on the east and the Arched Bridge on the west respectively, hint at the obstacles and the ups and downs one encounters in life. However, one is always able to cross the bridge and arrive at the other side
The Chapel, Chung Chi Campus
Built in 1961, the Chapel
is situated half way up the hill along Chung Chi Road.
Chinese Opera Information Centre, Chung Chi Campus
Established in 2000 for the preservation of Chinese opera materials, the Centre’s collections include various types of research materials that are related to Cantonese opera, Peking opera, Kun opera and other regional genres.
Monday to Saturday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM (with advance appointment)
Closed on Sunday and Public Holiday
The Statue of Confucius, New Asia Campus
The Statue of Confucius was erected in 1998 to symbolize the Chinese cultural values upheld by New Asia College. The bronze statue, product of prominent sculptor Van Lau, faces north in the direction of Confucius's homeland in Shandong province. A branch of bamboo is found behind the sculpture, which represents Confucius's principle of “ever learning, and never tire of teaching”.
New Asia Pavilion, New Asia Campus
The Pavilion provides an excellent view of the Tolo Harbour. Viewed from a certain angle, the reflection of the sky on the surface of the Pavilion's pond joins with the sea as one, illustrating the concept of the “union of man and nature”.
The Sculpture Garden, United Campus
The Sculpture Garden outside the Wu Chung Multimedia Library has a distinctive artistic ambience. Famous sculptures include “Glorious United Men” cleverly combining the abbreviation of United Campus and the Chinese character 人in the design; “OM” symbolizing the commitment in harmonious interchange of Chinese and foreign cultures; “Ultimate Cosmos” representing matter, energy and knowledge; and “Release” showing how students are cultivated in a liberal educational environment.
HERBSnSENSES Chinese Medicinal Plants Garden, Shaw Campus
Occupying over 800 square meters, this Chinese style herbal garden features more than 20 flowering and fragrant herbs for teaching and research purposes.