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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China148,484 contributions
    Recently participated in the English language Mangrove Boardwalk Adventure tour run by the WWF at the Mai Po Nature Reserve and had another very good experience birdwatching and spending time out in nature.

    This tour was rescheduled a couple times due to the 5th wave which shut down pretty much all events throughout the city over the past few months. There were only 4 participants this time around, the tour leader, Walter, did a very good job of explaining some of the history of the area, the role of the WWF and the founding of the Mai Po Nature Reserve, an important year round ecosystem and migration stopping ground for tens of thousands of birds during the cooler winter months.

    Visiting during May meant seeing far fewer numbers of birds and some species that are around earlier in the year having cleared out, returning home. We did see a few groups of black-faced spoonbills and other interesting birds including wagtails, turns, avocets, sandpipers, whimbrel, curlew, common redshank (one on a nest which is supposedly very rare at Mai Po), grebe, heron, loads of egrets (several cattle egrets only seen here now that they have two resident buffalo), coucals, magpies and others. There were quite a few butterflies, moths and loads of dragonflies on this occasion.

    One of the neat features of the Mangrove Boardwalk adventure is that they take you into the restricted Deep Bay mangrove area, where you walk across floating boardwalk for around 10 minutes until reaching hides deep into the bay. The birdwatching was excellent here while the tide was low. Many of the birds flew back into the gei wei ponds closer inshore as the tide began to rise. Walter took us back to a couple hides closer inland where we saw many more birds.

    The tour is around 5 hours in length from pick-up to drop-ff in Yuen Long and you have around 4 hours of actual birdwatching. Most tours are in Cantonese but you can join them as well, even if you don't speak the language. The guide will explain things to you on the side after addressing the rest of the group in Cantonese. We've done this before, it is just fine. Otherwise, they run several English language tours which are better suited to English speaking visitors. You can book these tours rather simply through the WWF Hong Kong website. For winter tours when the migratory birds are in the area, best to book the English language tours a month or more in advance as they are popular.

    Note: You can rent binoculars from the WWF (presently HK$20 per person). If you have a quality pair, bring them. The birds are expediently at great distances away much of the time, you'll need them to see the birds well.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China148,484 contributions
    The Yoho Mall is the feature shopping mall in Yuen Long, located just next to the MTR Station. Yoho Phase I opened in 2015 and was soon joined by Yoho Phase II (formerly the Sun Yuen Long Centre). This is a modern, sizeable mall with a comprehensive range of known brand name retailers and a good mix of local and international restaurants and coffee shops.

    Phase I is much larger and overall a nicer mall experience while Phase II being a redevelopment project, shows its age but is a good complement venue. The Yoho Mall includes a nice outdoor garden area. There is a cinema as well. Overall, itl is a quality mall experience. Probably the best option available in the New Territories West area of the city.
    Written 4 November 2021
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  • Maggie.C
    Hong Kong, China55 contributions
    It is a secret place for taking photos of beautiful sunset. If you are brave enough to explore and walk around, you will find many interesting spots to take photos.
    Written 18 February 2019
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  • ECWorld
    Hong Kong, China2,649 contributions
    Well this is the place where you can get a seafood meal at a substantially lower price than the more touristy Sai Kung or Lei Yue Mun. Narrow street lined with seafood restaurants will remind you of Lei Yue Mun, but hygiene condition is not at the same level. I saw a few rats running around while I went there recently on a hot evening. At the end of the seafood street is the shoreline where lots of folks gathered for shots of the sunset over the Shekou region in Shenzhen and the Shenzehn Bay Bridge. Like most local seafood restaurants, if you do not know what you are doing you may get ripped off easily. This area is famous for its local oysters, but the best season for these is during the winter. I did not see any foreigners, probably too far away and not clean/presentable enough but really a good place primarily for locals
    Written 12 July 2021
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  • Fouregas
    United States5,290 contributions
    Can't believe last time I was here Jan 2020 pandemic just started in China, most of the world was not even concerned with COVID.
    Fast forward 2 years later I'm back in HK and tried a different, longer route at this tranquil place.
    Basically starting from Yuen Long MTR station and headed East and counterclockwise along this wetland island on foot. The whole leisure walk took less than 2 hours and many photo taking stops.
    Majority of the way it was well paved road, towards the end where the 2 minutes sampan ride (HK$7) will get you back to "civilization".
    Beautiful sceneries, birds of all kinds, fresh air, countryside and BEST of all, mask-free as there's hardly anyone within 20 feet of me. As Omicron is raising it's ugly head in HK, as usual HKongers wear masks day and night whenever in public--indoor and outdoor. Can you imagine that??
    Written 25 January 2022
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  • AngelaD17
    Tuggeranong, Australia59 contributions
    The Ping Shan Heritage Trail in the New Territories gives relief from the crowds if you're staying in HK long enough to have covered the touristy bits and are interested in history. Go to the Tourist Info Office at the Kowloon side Star Ferry and ask for the free information sheet and map to guide you through the trail. You take the MTR to Tin Shui Wai station Exit E. The trail is easy to find and easy to walk. It has historic buildings, some of which are in a bad state, but still worth seeing. I was fascinated by the remains of the 200 year old wall which originally enclosed the village: the bricks are of various shapes, sizes and colours. The ancestral halls were built in the 13th and 16th centuries. There is a cafe in the village (I didn't go in) and reasonably clean loos in the market square. If you're interested in history and a 'different' HK experience my advice is not to miss this, but don't go if you're only there for the bright lights and shopping.
    Written 27 March 2018
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China148,484 contributions
    The Yuen Long Park is an important area of green space and leisurely recreation in Yuen Long. It is located along Town Park Road and covers a 7.5 hectare area that was previously a natural woodland and hillside. The park opened to the public in 1991 and can be enjoyed 24 hours a day.

    Within the Yuen Long Park, you will find expected facilities, toilets and quite a few park benches, many under large mature trees that provide plenty of shade. There are artificial ponds, an urban waterfall, lots of plants and good landscaping. The park includes open grassy areas, children's play area, exercise equipment for the elderly and sports fields and courts.

    The most interesting feature at Yuen Long Park is the Aviary Tower located in the centre of the park upon the hilltop. This is a 30-metre tall structure of Chinese architecture. Resembling a pagoda, the lower levels are a birdhouse with around 20-25 species which you can see up close. Ascend the spiral staircase and you'll find yourself at the upper level viewing platforms which afford nice views of the surrounding area in all directions.

    The Yuen Long Park is not far from the Light Rail Line that runs along Castle Peak Road just north of the park. The closest MTR Station is Long Ping which is 8-10 minutes walk from the park.
    Written 4 November 2021
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  • LilyChak
    Auckland Central, New Zealand2,387 contributions
    Driving uphill to the Lok Ma Chau Lookout (Garden). Its a well maintained garden facing Mainland China. The resting area with cover is good to relax amd enjoy the view.
    Written 13 March 2020
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China148,484 contributions
    Yuen Long Plaza is a shopping centre on Castle Peak Road in Yuen Long. It is directly along the Light Rail Line and just a few minutes walk to the Long Ping MTR Station. The property opened in 1989 and was the largest shopping venue and the place to go in Yuen Long until the modern and much larger Yoho Mall opened in 2015 at nearby Yuen Long MTR Station.

    What you will find here are 4 floors of mall space with a fair mix of midrange retailers, bookstore, casual eateries, coffee shops, Fusion supermarket, convenience stores and ATMs. It is a fair little setup for those who live nearby or those in the area looking for a quick bite to eat.

    In the end, while overshadowed by Yoho Mall, the Yuen Long Plaza continues to serve purpose in the Yuen Long shopping scene for local residents.
    Written 4 November 2021
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  • Alan G
    Hong Kong, China16 contributions
    From reading some previoius reviews, I wasn't too keen on visiting this place but a friend was, so we met there. Both families with 3 year olds. It is a bit shabby if you are not used to liufe in HK NT, but we are so it looked normal enough to us. Hard to get to without a car or taxi. We used taxi from yuen long yoho mall for about 70 HKD. You definitely need to guard against mosquitoes and if you dont like animal smells, maybe give it a miss. The animal area had different types of birds, includingh Ostrich and rabbits, goats, a couple of cows - definite overcrowding in the pea fowl and goals pens. There was horse riding (60 second small circuit for 2 tickets (40HKD)). OK for a toddler's first horsey experience but oitherwise no value. The bouncy castle is actually very large and good. You get 15 minutes there for 2 tickets. Overall, it is pricey (and bad value) for doing anything but you can spend a couple of hours there and maybe 160 HKD of activity tickets (only sold in multiple of 80 hkd) and do some animal feeding plus other activities and maybe feel it was an ok afternoon out. We wouldn't go again.
    Written 30 March 2021
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  • TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
    Hong Kong, China4,053 contributions
    I had a wander round this place, by Ginza Light Rail station, during both day and night as it was right by my hotel and it struck me as well planned and popular with a relaxing atmosphere, particularly impressive given the urban sprawl in which it is in the middle of.
    Written 18 July 2020
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China9,166 contributions
    Kat Hing Wai is a historically significant sight in Kam Tin. Belonging to the Tang clan, it was a battlefield during the British occupation of New Territories in 1899. The iron gate at the entrance was once the exhibit of the British Museum. Despite of its historical value, the village does not receive enough protection or maintence. The interior of the village mainly consists of modern houses and the whole place shows little sign of the past.
    Written 27 October 2018
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  • Messi
    New Delhi, India32 contributions
    Don't go here expecting a shopping experience. The mall essentially has a couple of 7-11's, a Watsons pharmacy, a money changer, and such. Had a McDonald's and couple of other eateries as well. Just a functional place. Construction going on as well.
    Written 1 May 2019
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China9,166 contributions
    Tsui Sing Lau is the most visible landmark at the Ping Shan Heritage Trail. A unique building to wish for literary accomplishment, it contains special meaning for the development of the Tang clan. Like all other buildings along the trail, it is closed by the local villagers.
    Written 12 June 2022
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  • J&S_Singapore
    Singapore, Singapore3,588 contributions
    We took the MTR to元朗 sta. from YMT and it took a good 45 mins. From here we took the light rail which provides a closer way to see the streets of Yuen Long. We have been to the Ping Shan Heritage trail in a previous trip so decided to explore the city life now..
    The main street is Castle Peak Road which runs through downtown Yuen Long (元朗的市中心) Itis very much like the busy street of TST and Nathan in Kowloon but difference lies in that the light rail trains run in-between both sides of the road. This is like Hong Kong Island Central where electric tram separates both sides along Queens Road or Des Voeux Road. Do also make effort to venture into the side roads which spring out small surprises.!

    Yuen Long is also famous for its food culture. Good eateries and Restaurants are simply aplenty. We took lunch here and they taste just as good as anywhere else.!
    While the area appears busy it does not have the hectic tempo in Central maybe because it does not feel so commercialised. While there are no fancy and swanky large shopping centres there are still lots of things to shop and buy for. There is only one larger size mall here and it is the 元朗广场.
    We stopped at Tai Tong大棠路stop where the famous in terms of must-buys and souvenirs one must not leave the place before packing some great cakes from Hang Heung Cake Shop恆香老餅.!
    Apart from this another must-get will likely be the Ho To Tai Noodle (springy wonton noodles)
    It was a great experience and I strongly suggest you explore similar route too.. :>
    Written 6 September 2015
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