Ascension House - A home for travelers
WELCOME to Ascension House!
If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay while exploring Hong Kong, Ascension House is the ideal choice. Part of Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre, it is on a wooded hillside with views of Sha Tin, only a 15 minute walk away from the bus and MTR stations and the shopping malls. Ascension House mainly hosts backpackers, travellers from different countries with different beliefs and philosophies. We also have a lot of local Hong Kong guests. Ascension House is for rest, renewal and friendship.
Visitors may join the daily prayers, which are a central part of the Christian communal lifestyle here.
Ascension House is managed by volunteers from Scandinavia who are glad to share their home with you.
The history of Ascension House
Ascension House began to host backpackers in 1986. Traveling requires an adventurous spirit, a willingness to meet the unfamiliar and leave one's comfort zone. It is not only a journey of the body, but also of the soul and spirit. In Ascension House travellers from different countries, holding different beliefs and philosophies, gather for rest, renewal and friendship.
Ascension House is a part of Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre, originally a centre for dialogue between Christians and Buddhists. Built in the 1930s, in the style of a Chinese Buddhist monastery, Tao Fong Shan offers a tranquil space virtually unmatched in Hong Kong.
Tao Fong Shan (including Ascension House) is a non-profit organization.
What is near Ascension House?
Ascension House is only a 15-minute walk from the Sha Tin railway station and bus terminus. You can find everything you need in the nearby shops, or in the busy markets of Mongkok. You can also explore the abundant natural resources of Hong Kong. Needle Hill and the MacLehose Trail are within an easy walk of the Centre, and the beautiful beaches of Sai Kung are only a short bus ride away. Hong Kong is full of interesting temples, pagodas and other religious venues. The Ten Thousand Buddhas Temple and the Che Kung Temple are only two that are very close by. The Ascension House volunteers would love to help you exploring Hong Kong!