Tsuen Wan is located in the south western part of the New Territories. It covers an area of about 6,000 hectares. As the first new town developed in Hong Kong, Tsuen Wan was an industrial centre in the early days. With rapid development over the years, it has evolved into a commercial, residential and tourist area.
Tsuen Wan has a population of around 320,000. The majority of the population live in private housing, with around 70,000 people living in the public housing estates and subsidised housing in the district, namely Lei Muk Shue Estate, Cheung Shan Estate, Shek Wai Kok Estate, Fuk Loi Estate, Clague Garden Estate, Moon Lok Dai Ha and Bo Shek Mansion.
Situated between Kowloon and the New Territories, Tsuen Wan serves as a major link between the western part of the New Territories/Lantau and the urban area, and is the gateway to the airport. Its sound transportation network, with its numerous scenic spots and a full range of community facilities, has made it attractive to residents and visitors alike.