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The areas around the east side of the New Territories and Sai Kung Peninsula are forming Hong Kong's largest (and most beautiful) green lung and playground. 

Lovely combination of rugged coastline with hidden coves, swimming beaches, towering forest-clad mountains, islets and fishermen towns with easygoing lifestyle, chic waterfront cafés and fabulous seafood restaurants makes it one of the territory's most beloved areas.

Sai Kung Peninsula is also Hong Kong's most ideal place for all kinds of marine watersports... The wide range of activities includes: Diving, Snorkeling, Sailing, Kayaking, Windsurfing, Kite surfing, Wakeboarding, Fishing, and what have you...

 

If all those activities sound too much like hard work, you can just take a boat to one of those lovely scenic bays and enjoy a relaxed day on the beach...

 

Hikers, trampers, ramblers and nature lovers can enjoy a decent range of beautiful nature trails across the Ma On Shan Range and Sai Kung Country Parks, as well as some lovely (and easy) beach walks...

 

There are two ways to travel to the Sai Kung Peninsula : Clear Water Bay Rd. (joining Hiram's Highway) leads from Diamond Hill and the east parts of Kowloon to Sai Kung Town (via Marina Cove) and can get fairly busy on weekend's... especially on Sunday late afternoon, when the whole world and their grannies are making their way back to town.

 

The second option is to travel along the KCR's Ma On Shan Rail to Ma On Shan or Wu Kai Sha (west of Three Fathoms Cove and north of Ma On Shan Mountains and Sai Kung Town) and continue from there by road, using Sai Sha Road (this option might be less comfortable for those of you who rely on public transport...)

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Joss House Bay (Tai Miu Wan), at the southernmost tip of the area (south of Clear Water Bay Peninsula), facing Tung Lung Chau (island) and the east side of Hong Kong Island, is home to one of Hong Kong's oldest, biggest and most famous Tin Hau temples.

 

Tin Hau (also known as Matsu), "Queen of Heaven and Goddess of the Sea", is possibly Hong Kong's most beloved deity.  According to legend, she was born in 906 AD on Meizhou Island, Fujian, and since she did not cry when she was born, she was given the name "Silent Girl."

 

Although she started swimming relatively late, at the age of 15, she soon became an excellent swimmer and made a name for herself as the protector of fishermen and seafarer.  

 

After her death, the families of many fishermen and sailors began to pray to her in honor of her acts of courage in trying to save those at sea.  Much of her popularity, in comparison to other sea deities, resulted from her role as a compassionate motherly protector, completely different from authoritarian father figures.

 

Her birthday-festival, on the twenty-third day of the third lunar month of the Chinese calendar (usually falls in late April or early May) is a noisy colorful affair with devotees holding pilgrimages to major Tin Hau temples, and fishermen decorating their boats in honor of this popular deity.

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The small and rocky island of Tung Lung Chau, just a short boat ride from Joss House Bay, boasts some beautiful nature sceneries and rock formations... You can read more about it in this nice blog-post.

 

First built in the 1260s, the temple at Joss House Bay (Tai Miu) is the scene of some of the biggest celebrations, including a parade of fishing boats decked out in colorful flags.

 

Other than being interesting in its own right, the temple is engulfed by lush hills and offers lovely sea and land sceneries. 

 

To get to the temple: Take green minibus No. 16 from either Po Lam Station (the last station on the MTR's purple marked Tseung Kwan O Line) or from the MTR station of Hang Hau (one station before Po Lam).

 

You can also come here with a Kaito (small "taxi boat") from Sai Wan Ho Ferry Pier (on Hong Kong Island's north shore.  MTR - Sai Wan Ho, next to the ferry pier, is six stations after Causeway Bay).  Kaito boats are leaving Sai Wan Ho on Tuesday & Thursday (9 am only), Saturday (9 am, 10:30 am, 3:30 pm and 4:45 pm)  and Sundays and Public-holidays (8:30 am, 9:45 am, 11 am, 2:15 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:45 pm and 6 pm) and on every other day, if there's enough demand. 

 

What's even nicer is that you can combine the visit to Joss house Bay with a visit to neighboring Tung Lung Chau (island), just across the Fat Tong Mun Strait (the Kaito boats from Sai Wan Ho Ferry Pier continue to the island, after making a stop here).

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Mostly occupied by a country park, this largely uninhabited island is the site of the recently refurbished 300 years old Tung Lung Fort, which was built during the Qing Dynasty and protected local pirates.  A prehistoric stone carving can also be found on the island - It is the largest ancient rock carving in Hong Kong and measures 180 cm by 240 cm.  Both the fort and the stone carving are declared monuments.  Tung Lung Chau also boasts some great cliffs and is very popular among local rock climbers.

 

To check out the exact timetable (of the boats) at the time you want to travel, visit the relevant page at the Transport Department's website :

http://www.td.gov.hk/transport_in_hong_kong/public_transport/ferries/
service_details/index.htm#o18

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North of Joss House Bay and its old temple, Clear Water Bay is where some of Hong Kong's nicest and most popular beaches can be found.  Clear Water Bay's First Beach and Second Beach are both great and very picturesque, and you can certainly spend a very enjoyable day on one of them.  However, if you are short of time and intend to visit the beaches around Sai Kung Peninsula (like Kiu Tsui, Hap Mun Bay, Wong Shek or Tai Long...) you might just as well not visit this area at all...

 

Clear Water Bay is home to some of Hong Kong's nicest beaches

Both First Beach and Second Beach are protected by shark nets and have life guards on duty.  Changing rooms, lockers, shower facilities, toilets and rafts are available at both beaches.

BBQ area can only be found on the 1st beach. But there is a kiosk selling refreshment on the 2nd beach.

 

To get to Clear Water Bay's beaches : KMB's route No. 91 connects Diamond Hill Bus Terminus (adjacent to MTR - Diamond Hill) with Clear Water Bay.

 

Green minibus No. 103M can be boarded outside MTR - Tseung Kwan O (along the purple marked Tseung Kwan O line) and reaches the beach.

 

Green minibus No. 16 can be boarded at either Po Lam station (the last station on the MTR's purple marked Tseung Kwan O line) or from the MTR station of Hang Hau (one station before Po Lam) and continues to Joss House Bay.

 

Clear Water Bay Country Park is not that special (It is nice for sure, but it's one of those places which are only worth visiting after you have seen everything else...).

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Sai Kung Town, the area's "unofficial capital" is a small, charming waterfront town with plenty of seaside cafés, excellent seafood restaurants, lovely fishermen-village-ambience and a bustling expatriate community.

 

Sai Kung town is best known for its seafood restaurants, where you can choose your life seafood from one of the numerous aquariums and let the cooks take care of the rest... Watch this short video to see how it works...

As a former fishermen village, Sai Kung Town is a prime attraction for seafood lovers, locals and tourists alike.  Visitors can stroll around the regional market center or explore the back lanes, visit the Tin Hau Temple, feast on seafood or enjoy different delicacies at Western-style pubs and restaurants...

 

While it is a great destination in its own right, Sai Kung Town is also an ideal jumping board for those of you who want to explore the peninsula, with its fabulous country parks and islands.

 

Sai Kung's typhoon shelter (the town's waterfront) is where some of Hong Kong's last remaining Tanka Junks can be found.  They are no longer used as homes, but you can hire them for cuttlefish catching trips (A very popular Sai Kung pastime).  This is also where you can catch a Kaito or a small ferry and venture to one of the picturesque islands in the bay or to the beaches on the other side of Port Shelter.

For information and reviews about Sai Kung's most recommended restaurants, cafés and pubs, visit our Hong Kong Restaurant and Nightlife Guide.

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Sha Ha Beach, just a few minutes' walk from the Sai Kung Pier, is certainly not one of the area's most beautiful beaches, but it's a great place for windsurfing and kite-surfing.  Otherwise, there are some bars, cafés and restaurants here.

 

Occupying 34 hectares of land, just before Sai Kung town, next to Hiram's Highway, the Lions Nature Education Center is a great place to visit and learn about Hong Kong's nature.

 

Interesting exhibitions include the Insectarium (where you can familiarize yourself with different types of insects from the region), The Shell House (displaying several different shells species that can be found around Hong Kong), the Arboretum, the Rocks & Minerals corner and the Dragonfly pond.

 

The education centre is open daily (except Tuesday and the first two days of the Chinese New Year), from 9:30 am to 5 pm

 

For more information, you can call them on 2792 2234

 

To get to the centre, you can take any of the buses/minibuses that travel to Sai Kung town (see below) and drop off at Pak Kong bus stop (just before Sai Kung), the education centre is just across the road.

 

To get to Sai Kung town : take bus No. 92 from the bus terminus next to MTR - Diamond Hill (exit C - Plaza Hollywood) to Sai Kung bus terminus.

  • last bus leaves Sai Kung bus terminus at 11:45 pm

Green minibus No. 1 leaves from Kowloon Bay (next to Kowloon Bay MTR Station) and travels to Sai Kung.

Green minibus No. 1A leaves from Choi Hung Public Transport Terminus (next to Choi Hung MTR Station) and travels to Sai Kung.

Minibuses run 24 hours a day between Sai Kung and Mong Kok (Dundas Street).  In Sai Kung, they leave from outside the Sports Ground, not far from the bus terminus.

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Located a couple of kilometers southeast of Sai Kung town, Sharp Island (Kiu Tsui) is one of the largest islands in Port Shelter Bay.  The whole island is a declared nature reserve (part of the Kiu Tsui Country Park) and other than to render some extremely scenic views to its visitors, it boasts two superb beaches:

Kiu Tsui Beach on the island's northwestern shore, facing Sai Kung town, features the whole shebang of facilities, including shark-nets, lifeguard services, BBQ spots, public toilets and so on... southwest of the beach, there is a small islet that can be accessed by foot when the tide is low.

Hap Mun Wan (Half Moon Bay in English), a picturesque beach on the island's south side, is even more popular than its northern counterpart, with finer sand and better swimming conditions.

 

 

Kayaking in Sai Kung area: Hong Kong National Geopark and the Port Shelter Bay.

 

Both beaches are served by a regular Kaito service from Sai Kung town.

Northeast of Sharp Island, next to Port Shelter Bay's largest island, Kau Sai Chau (to which it is connected with a sand bar), Yim Tin Tsai is a fairly small island with gorgeous sceneries and an interesting history... It was settled by the Chan's family 300 years ago and, in the 1870s, the entire community were baptized and became devoted Catholics... the island was deserted during the 20th century but the villagers still maintain the church and come to pray.  Other than to enjoy the island's sceneries, you can visit St. Joseph's chapel and the abandoned village.

 

There is a regular Kaito service from Sai Kung town to Yim Tin Tsai.

 

Kau Sai Chau, the bay's largest island, stretches on an area of almost 7 km². 

Its northern side, facing Yim Tin Tsai, is occupied by the impressive Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course, which boasts two 18-holes courses (possibly Asia's most scenic golf courses) and a wide range of other facilities, like a restaurant, coffee shop, bar and what not...   It is Hong Kong's only public golf course, which means that you can golf here without having to pay exorbitant membership fees.

 

A third course (The East Course) was recently inaugurated.

 

The golf course is open daily, 7 am - 8 pm and visitors are welcome (on weekdays only).

For more information, you can call them on 2791 3388 or visit their website

 

The Golf Course's ferry departs every 20 minutes or so from Sai Kung town.

 

Hung Shing Temple, on the island's south side is thought to have dated from 1889 (the 9th year of the Emperor Guangxu) according to the stone plaque at its front door.  Built in honor of Hung Shing, a mysterious figure who, according to legend, was an honest government official, much appreciated by the people.  It is said that Hung Shing continued to bless the villagers even after his death, and had showed his presence to save many people during storms.

 

Getting to the temple is possible only by a private Kaito (there is no regular service).

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Sai Kung Peninsula, in the easternmost part of the New Territories, northeast of Sai Kung Town, is one of Hong Kong's greenest and less urbanized areas... As a matter of fact, it can be said that the metropolis's rapid urbanization has hardly had any impact on this lovely gem of nature... Two large country parks, Sai Kung East Country Park and the Sai Kung West Country Park, cover most of the peninsula, with a total area of about 7,500 hectares.

 

Sai Kung Country Park boasts some of the greenest and most beautiful sceneries in Hong Kong.

  

Occupying almost 4,500 hectares of highlands and coasts, Sai Kung East Country Park has more bays, coves and scenic spots than any other country park in Hong Kong... including some of the territory's most beautiful beaches, like Tai Long BaySai Wan  and  Tung Wan, some absolutely gorgeous nature trails, and Hong Kong's largest freshwater reservoir.

 

Tai Mong Tsai Road (the continuation of Hiram's Highway) travels from Sai Kung  town, along the curvy coastline, to Pak Tam Chung, where the Sai Kung Country Park Visitor Centre and the entrance gate to both parks are located.  There are some nice picnic areas around the visitor-centre where you can chillout before or after the walk.  Inside the centre, there are some interesting displays that provide information about the park, its natural environment and its facilities.

 

From the visitor-centre, continue walking along the road, deeper into the park, and after a few steps you can turn right and cross the creek on a small bridge.  This is where the nine kilometers long Pak Tam Chung Nature Trail starts from.  Few minutes walk down the trail, along the creek, will bring you to Sheung Yiu Folk Museum, an abandoned 19th century Hakka Village that has become an open museum, where you can see how village life was in the old days...

The villagers' tools, together with their daily objects and furniture are all there, as if time had suddenly stopped ... Trees and shrubs are slowly encroaching into the village, making the whole place look more authentic...

 

The museum is open daily (except on Tuesdays, Christmas, New Year's Day, and the first three days of the Chinese New Year), 9 am - 4 pm, entrance is free.

 

For more information, you can call them on 2792 6365

 

Walk back to the road (across the small bridge), turn right and walk for a minute or two, till you reach the junction of Tai Mong Tsai Road and Pak Tam Road.

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The 100 kilometres long MacLehose Trail, one of Hong Kong's longest and most scenic nature trails starts right from here.  It crosses much of the New Territories and passes through eight country parks before it gets to its final destination, in Tuen Mun, on the New Territories' west side. 

 

Section 1 of the trail is quite easy to walk and is very scenic: simply continue walking along Tai Mong Tsai Road and it will take you to the shores of picturesque High-Island Reservoir, Hong Kong's largest water storage facility (in terms of capacity).  Occupying the area where the relatively wide Kwun Mun channel once separated High Island from the Sai Kung Peninsula, the turquoise manmade lake has a capacity of approximately 273 million m(almost 20% more than Plover Cove).

 

Located next to the reservoir's West Sea Cofferdam, slightly more than three kilometres walk from the trail's starting point, The Chong Hing Water Sports Centre has its own artificial lagoon and makes an ideal spot for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, rowing, and so on...  You can hire a wide range of water sport equipment here, or enjoy some of their "on land" activities, like basketball, volleyball, football and what have you... or you can just take it easy and enjoy some of Hong Kong's most lovely views.

 

The centre is open daily (except Thursdays), 9 am - 4 pm (although they do allow camping and offer some basic camping facilities).  For more information, you can call them on 2792 6810

 

If you continue walking along MacLehose Trail, along the reservoir's south shore and across the East Sea Cofferdam, you will reach the beautiful Long Ke Beach. Located on the shores of a well protected bay, surrounded by lush hills and coves, this strip of sandy beach is really great for those who want to get away from it all... but do not expect much in the way of beach facilities, shark nets, and the likes... (As a matter of fact, do not expect anything, other than the very basic facilities at the nearby AFCD campsite).

 

Back to Pak Tam Chung (where the Sai Kung Country Park Visitor Centre is): For those of you who want to have it easy, there are two family walks around Pak Tam Chung, namely: Sheung Yiu Family Walk and Pak Tam Chung Family Walk, and there is also the very short (but interesting) Pak Tam Chung Tree Walk, just across the road from the visitor centre.

 

To get to Pak Tam Chung (where the Sai Kung Country Park Visitor Centre and the entrance to the parks are located): You can either take green minibus Nos. 7 or 9, or KMB route No. 94 from Sai Kung town.

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KMB route No. 96R operates on Sundays and public holidays only, and travels all the way from the bus terminus next to MTR - Diamond Hill (exit C - Plaza Hollywood) to Wong Shek Pier, via Sai Kung town and Pak Tam Chung.

 

Citybus route No. 698R also operates on Sundays and public holidays only (you can catch it in Sai Kung Town).

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Although getting to Tai Long Wan is not easy at all, the beauty of this secluded beach, and its surroundings, more than make up for the efforts...

 

Set on the east coast of the Sai Kung Peninsula, Tai Long Wan (Big Wave Bay), is one of Hong Kong's most secluded (and beautiful) corners... Some of Hong Kong's most fabulous beaches are stretching along the relatively large bay... Strips of fine sandy beach, interrupted only by rocky capes and backed by high forest-clad hills... there is almost nothing here in the way of facilities (and getting here is not that easy either), but it's the ultimate escape and you will probably find it really hard to believe you are just some 20 kilometres away from one of the world's busiest metropolises...

 

Sai Wan beach, on the bay's southernmost corner, is the most accessible of all the beaches.  Located right next to a tiny village where you can find some basic rooms for rent and a shop or two, it is just slightly more "civilized" than its northern counterparts (although you should not let the word "civilized" confuse you...).  Next to the beach there is a nice creek with fresh water (and small waterfalls upstream).  From here, you can follow MacLehose Trail to Ham Tin beach (approximately 1 Km.), another nice bay with a tiny village that has a basic café, and to Tai Wan beach, Hong Kong's surfers paradise... 

 

As mentioned already, getting here is not that easy (although it's a piece of cake, compared to the other beaches along the bay).  From Sai Kung Town, you should take a taxi to the pavilion at the end of Sai Wan Road (it is called Sai Wan Ting) and walk from there downhill to the village and the beach (takes about an hour). 

On weekends and public holidays, there should be a green minibus (No. 29R) that covers this route.

 

Another option (more complicated though) is to travel to Pak Tam Au (on the way from Pak Tam Chung to Wong Shek and Hoi Ha) with a bus or a minibus, and walk from there (along MacLehose Trail), through Chek Keng, to Ham Tin Beach and onwards, to Sai Wan beach. (It can be a very unpleasant experience on a hot and humid summer day...)

 

On a nice day, when the sea is calm, it should be possible to find a Kaito in Sai Kung Town who is ready to go this direction... 

  • Important: swimming in the beaches along Tai Long Wan is simply dangerous ! There are no sharks nets, no lifeguards on duty, and the currents can be very strong !

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Traveling north of Pak Tam Chung, Pak Tam Road is like a border between Sai Kung East Country Park and the Sai Kung West Country Park. It leads to Wong Shek (in Sai Kung West Country Park), one of the peninsula's loveliest spots and a great place for hiking, sailing, water sports and what not...

 

Nestled on the western shores of a well protected bay, overlooking Long Harbour, Wong Shek has a pier from which you can catch a boat to one of the offshore islands, some properly equipped picnic grounds, a campsite, a fully equipped water-sports centre and some breathtaking views...

 

At the Jockey Club Wong Shek Water Sports Centre you can hire a wide range of water sports equipment and accessories... from canoes and kayaks, to dinghies and windsurfing boards.

 

The water-sports centre is open daily (except Tuesday).  For more information, you can call them on 2328 2311

 

A number of easy nature trails can be found around Wong Shek, like the Wong Shek Tree Walk, the Tai Tan Tree Walk and the Wong Shek Family walk.

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Getting to Wong Shek shouldn't be too much of a problem: You can take KMB route No. 94 from Sai Kung Town (or from Pak Tam Chung).

 

KMB route No. 96R operates on Sundays and public holidays only, and travels all the way from the bus terminus next to MTR - Diamond Hill (exit C - Plaza Hollywood) to Wong Shek Pier, via Sai Kung town and Pak Tam Chung.

 

Citybus route No. 698R also operates on Sundays and public holidays only (you can catch it in Sai Kung Town).

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The road forks approximately 1 kilometer before Wong Shek. The right branch goes to Wong Shek, while the left branch (called Hoi Ha Road) travels to tiny Hoi Ha Village and the internationally known Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park.

 

Covering an area of about 260 hectares across Hoi Ha Wan (bay), this is one of the first areas in Hong Kong to be designated as a marine park, and possibly the best marine park in the territory.

 

The bay's clean water supports a rich diversity of species, including some of the most diversified coral colonies you can find around the region.  Most of the stony coral species recorded in Hong Kong can be found in this marine park, alongside more than a 100-odd species of reef-associated fishes and a wide variety of marine animals, like starfish and jellyfish... No wonder the park has become one of Hong Kong's hottest diving spots.

 

The park also boasts some impressive mangrove communities, especially along the bay's south shore, not far from the village.

 

Other than its impressive underwater world, the park boasts some nice on-ground sites, worth seeing ... The remnants of the limekilns, right by the village, are quite in good shape... and there are also some nice walks, like the Wan Tsai Nature Trail.

The Fisheries and Conservation Department provides free guided eco-tours in Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park, on Sundays and public holidays.  On those days, there are two trips a day: morning tour (10:30 am - 12 noon) and an afternoon tour (2:15 - 3:45 pm).  People who want to join these tours should come early enough and register at the park warden's post... first comes first served.

 

Hoi Ha Marine life centre, a fairly new building above the water, was opened in 2004 and is serving as an educational centre, where you can learn more about the park's diversified marine ecosystems... they have an aquarium there and some interesting exhibition, and they even operate their own glass-bottom boat, with which you can see all those fabulous corals...  but the Marine life centre is not always open (it caters mostly to students and schools...)

 

A local boat-tours operator, Sea Land Boats Centre, is taking passengers on a two-hour cruise of the Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park. Other than enjoying the breathtaking coral communities, you will also be able to appreciate some splendid views of Sai Kung Peninsula's wild countryside. 

For more information, you can call them on 2525 9701 or visit their website: www.yp.com.hk/sealandboats

 

Otherwise, you can just hire a mask and a snorkel at the village and plunge in the water...

 

To get to Hoi Ha village and the marine park : From Sai Kung town (bus and minibus terminus), or from Pak Tam Chung, take green minibus No. 7

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Towering above Sai Kung Town, in front of the peninsula, the Ma On Shan Mountain Range is where you can find some of Hong Kong's most picturesque nature trails, with commanding views of the islands-dotted Port Shelter Bay and the harbor of Three Fathoms Cove.

 

The almost 3,000 hectares big country park encircles the saddle-like peak that gave the mountain-range its name (which actually means saddle). The peak itself is 702 meters above sea level (the fourth highest in Hong Kong) and much of the country park is covered with fairly rugged and steep hill trails, some of which can only be walked by fit folks with some experience (you don't have to be a professional mountain-climber to enjoy the trails, but being faint hearted is surely not going to help...).

 

However, there are some easier trails too... The most popular of which are the Ma On Shan Country Trail, as well as section No. 4 of the famous MacLehose Trail and Stage 4 of the Wilson Trail.

 

Ma On Shan Country Trail, the easiest, most scenic (and most popular) trail across the park, starts from around Ma On Shan Tsuen, a small Village where a community of retired miners from the once thriving iron ore mines still lives.  During the 1950s, iron ore mining was at its peak and almost 2000 miners worked in the hills... The mines have closed down in the late 1970s and only a handful of the retired miners still live in the village with their families.  Not far from here, there is a well equipped BBQ and recreation area, with the whole shebang of facilities...

 

From here, the trail climbs into the hills, passing through the deserted mines and crossing a small mountain-creek. Pyramid hill, a unique conical-shaped hill can be seen on the left.  To the right, there is a path that leads to Luk Chau Shan (the eagle's nest), a rugged peak, just above the trail, where strange looking boulders can be seen. 

 

Just next to Pyramid hill you'll reach the point where section 4 of MacLehose Trail meets the Ma On Shan Country Trail.  If you'll turn left (to MacLehose Trail), it will take you below Ma On Shan's peak and down, to Shui Long Wo village, on Sai Sha Road.  Whether you want to go this way or whether you don't, you should first continue walking along Ma On Shan Country Trail to grassy Ngong Ping Plateau, from where you can enjoy some truly breathtaking views of Sai Kung Peninsula, Port Shelter Bay and Three Fathoms Cove... Other than being one of Hong Kong's only plateaus, it is also one of the only observation points within this highly urbanized metropolis, where cityscape can not be seen at all.  Ngong Ping Plateau also features a small campsite with some basic facilities and a lovely picnic area.  Ma On Shan Country Trail ends up at Tai Shui Tseng, from here you can descend downhill to Po Lo Che where you can catch a taxi back to Sai Kung town.  You can also walk down to Pak Kong, along Hiram's Highway. Follow the sign to the Pak Kong path, and when you reach the concrete path, turn left to go out to the main road.

 

As already mentioned, you can turn left from Ma On Shan Country Trail, just next to Pyramid hill, and walk along section 4 of MacLehose Trail down to Shui Long Wo village, along Sai Sha RoadA path on your left hand side leads to the summit, from which you can enjoy some fabulous views of Hong Kong and Shenzhen area. 

 

How to get there ? to get to Ma On Shan Tsuen (the small village from where the Ma On Shan Country Trail starts) you can take a bus or a minibus to the roundabout of Hang-on Estate (not far from the Ma On Shan KCR station), cross the main road to the other side and walk along the narrow street until it reaches the picnic area, next to the village (40 - 50 minutes).  You can also catch a cab around the KCR station in Ma On Shan town... it's just a short drive anyway).

 

From Po Lo Che, at the end of Ma On Shan Country Trail, you can take green minibus Nos. 3 or 3A to Sai Kung town.

 

To / From Shui Long Wo (starting / finish point of section 4 of MacLehose Trail), you can take KMB route No. 299 from Sai Kung Town or from Sha tin bus terminus (New town plaza).

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