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  • Amy L
    Hong Kong, China2 contributions
    Great quiet place to go for religious and non religious reasons. A bit far out but totally worth it. Will go back
    Written 26 June 2021
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  • Shelliu
    Hilton Head, SC4,077 contributions
    Quite small but worth a stop. On Hollywood road, this tiny temple built in the 1800s has hundreds of beautiful coil incense burning over your head. It’s quite different from the other temples in Hong Kong. There are often a lot of Chinese tourists but if you go earlier in the day, it will be less busy.
    Written 11 January 2020
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China147,458 contributions
    The Kadoorie Farm and Botanical Garden is located in the valley along Lam Kam Road between Tai Po and Yuen Long and is most easily accessible by way of bus route 64K. Opening hours are 9.30am to 5pm daily and entry fees are HK$40 (adults) and HK$20 (children aged 5-11).

    Note: The Kadoorie grounds are on the slope of a mountain. As such, you can purchase shuttle ticket (HK$10 per adult, HK$5 per child) and be driven to various drop off points from which you can walk back down to the entrance to the farm. Or take your time and walk upwards through the farm and garden grounds and take the shuttle back if you purchase ticket along with your entry fee.

    This organisation is dedicated to nature conservation, rescue and rehabilitation of native animals, some of which are endangered or rarely seen and education about sustainable living. Particularly impressive are the efforts towards rescued animals. There are numerous facilities spread around the grounds, where you can view leopard cats, muntjac (barking) deer, bats, raptors, interesting reptiles and other animals in respectable enclosures. There is often information provided about the animals including names and ages if interested.

    You will also find a lovely stream with surfaced walking paths and beautiful gardening and landscaping. This is a delightful area to walk and enjoy being in nature. Some benches and picnic spots can be found here and at other tranquil garden areas within Kadoorie as well.

    There is an area dedicated to sustainable farming examples and education. You'll find a farm shop and cafe called the Sun Garden Cafe near the entrance. There are public toilets in various locations within the kadoorie grounds. Note, best to print or download the Kadoorie map and layout before setting off to explore as you will quickly learn how large of an area is included. It can be a bit tricky finding particular enclosures if you don't know your way around.

    In the end, the location is a bit inconvenient of those in the city but the experience is rewarding for anyone who wants to spend 1/2 to 3/4 of a day in a valley countryside close to nature, especially a good option for those with children.
    Written 3 January 2022
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  • TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
    Hong Kong, China3,978 contributions
    …especially if you don’t venture off HK Island very often. In that the title of this ‘attraction’ is Tai Po Street, I suppose it goes for anything found in and around this area, which is great because it’s worth exploring to find lots of sights and products that you may not find elsewhere. Very local, very Chinese to Western sensibilities, but still very much a part of HK life.
    Written 20 July 2021
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  • San Hok Kan
    Hong Kong, China22 contributions
    One of the most beautiful spot to camp with 180 deg view of the sea. You can buy food supplies in the shops near the pier and toilets are well maintained.
    Written 28 March 2022
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China147,458 contributions
    If visiting Tung Ping Chau, best to bring some food and sufficient water with you as there is no way off the island in between the ferry arrival (10.30am) and scheduled departure (5.15pm). However, there are a few casual places that open up on days that ferries come to the island (Sat, Sun and PH) that you can use for meal and drink stops as well.

    The two main places to eat are found 7-8 minute walk (turn right) from the ferry pier at the old Tai Long Village. They are both open from morning until late for those who decide to camp out at Tung Ping Chau.

    The restaurants have very similar menus with both Cantonese and English. You'll find local dishes featuring seafood, rice and noodles. They have basic range of drinks as well. The shop closest to the beach is smaller space and usually more crowded. As such, we usually go to the store back on the path a bit. They have much larger area and table spacing. There you will also find a reasonably well maintained squat style toilet as well.

    Importantly, prices at these places are actually reasonable (cash payments only) for the dish potion sizes and taste is better than you'd expect for kitchens that only setup a couple days a week on remote abandoned islands. We like the fried squid and usually order fried rice as well. A cold beer is a nice way to relax after a near full day hiking around the island. This place also does egg waffles, tofu pudding and fish balls. The puff waffle is pretty good.

    Overall, these are better than you'd expect beach restaurants all things considered. We enjoy paying visit and having a brief bite to eat and drink an hour or so before the ferries depart (5.15pm) back to Ma Liu Shui. It is something we look forward to as part of the Tung Ping Chau experience.
    Written 24 January 2022
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  • TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
    Hong Kong, China3,978 contributions
    But they don’t, sadly. Still, this is a diverting if small museum to wander round for a bit, set aside from a really interesting area of the NT. Lots of information and some old trains here too.
    Written 13 July 2020
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China147,458 contributions
    The Tai Po Waterfront Park is a 22 hectare city park situated on the northern shore of the Tolo Harbour. It opened to the public in 1997 and affords residents of Tai Po with well maintained and managed leisure and recreation space with good facilities and rewarding views of the harbour.

    Quite a few buses call upon the park including those from the Tai Po Market MTR Station. You can also walk there from the station in 20-25 minutes. This is also a major stop on the very popular Tai Wan to Tai Mei Tuk bike trail.

    The Waterfront Park has quite a lot to offer. There is expected grassy areas, children's playground areas, elderly fitness equipment, pebble walking trails, kite flying area, model boat pool, an insect house, sculpture installations, public toilets, bike rentals and parking areas and loads of promenade space directly on the sea.

    A real highlight to visiting the Waterfront Park is the spiral-shaped lookout tower that is just over 32 metres in heigth, affording visitors really nice panoramic views of the harbour, nearby industrial park, the mountainous areas beyond Tai Po as well as the rest of the park, surrounding the lookout tower.

    Overall, it is a really nice park and waterfront in the Tai Po area and a great stopping point to rest for those cycling through Tai Po.
    Written 24 November 2020
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China147,458 contributions
    The Tai Mo Shan Country Park is 1440 hectares of protected countryside that was established in the New Territories in 1979. It is sandwiched between Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve to the east, Lam Tsuen Country Park to the northwest and the Shung Ming Country Park to the south.

    The park is well connected to the city making it fairly convenient to visit and it includes Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong's highest peak and one of the most popular day hike destinations in the territory. The hike is family friendly and affords some of the best views in the N.T. in all directions from the summit.

    The Tai Mo Shan Country Park Visitor Centre is located in the western boundary of the park along Tai Mo Shan Road. It is a popular starting/stopping point for the hike up to Tai Mo Shan. There is also a fairly popular Ng Tung Chai waterfall hike in the northern sector of the park. The private grounds of the Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden are also found on the northern slopes of Tai Mo Shan. While not technically within the country park, this is a popular place for local weekend destination for locals.
    Written 30 May 2022
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China147,458 contributions
    The Plover Cove Reservoir is the third largest man made lake in Hong Kong and has a 2 km long dam and seawall that is a popular recreation place for bike rides, walks and flying kites. For experienced hikers with good fitness, there is also a challenging 18 km trail around the lake whereby you are rewarded views of the reservoir from the north, west and south. This is the Plover Cove Reservoir Country Trail that starts just south of the village of Wu Kau Tang, following a ridge line with elevated views of of the lake from the north and west before descending down and passing the shorter sub dam on the south of the reservoir and finishing at the northern end of the 2 km dam just to the south of Tai Mei Tuk.

    Importantly, the country trail around Plover Cove Reservoir is a good way to experience the lake and country park but it is a very challenging hike that takes around 6-8 hours to complete depending on how many rest breaks you need during the day. This trail is also not recommended during the hot and warmer months of the year, it is something that experienced hikers with good fitness may be up for trying during the cooler winter months when there is also less chain for rain. Note, there are no facilities along this trail so hikers need to be prepared for weather conditions and have sufficient food, water, sunscreen, footwear and hats before attempting this particular trail at Plover Cove Reservoir.
    Written 11 February 2022
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  • Dan Van Hoy
    Hong Kong, China13 contributions
    I live just 1 km away from the famous Wishing Tree. It is easy to reach by bus (64K KMB double-deck or 25K green minibus-HK$6.3) from the Tai Wo MTR on the East Rail Line. If possible, bring a local resident with you who understands the process of making a wish and getting it on the Wishing Tree. Maximum time needed here, about 1 hour or less.

    If you want to extend your visit there are two good options. Find your way down to the nearby Lam Tsuen River (there is a path at the right side of the Public Toilet, and take a delightful river walk as far as you can go, then turn to the left to get back to Lam Kam Road and busses back to Tai Wo MTR and Tai Po. Or, you can cross the road and take the 64K bus toward Yuen Long and an interesting tour of villages and industrial sites that most tourists never see. Yuen Long is also worth a visit. I call it the United Nations of Hong Kong. Great mix of people, shops and restaurants. Enjoy!
    Written 19 March 2020
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  • Calle K
    Hong Kong, China1,775 contributions
    We want here during our Chinese New Year trip.
    Anchored up in the designated anchorage and rowed the dinghy to shore.
    Fabulous clean water and interesting things to look at.
    We always wanted to look at the old lime kilns.
    Strangely enough everyone are on the western beach, even with their kayaks when the eastern beach is nicer. What a treat to get a beach for ourselves!
    There a few restaurants their (a pair maybe). Toilet is far away from the restaurants (but good bushes nearby)., yeah, they serve ice cold beer in the restaurants so...
    We chatted with the Agricultural and Fisheries department guards regards to not having the speed limits for boats online, only on the signboard at shore. A bit too late! Lucky we found a picture on here before heading off.
    Written 8 March 2021
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  • SYC80
    Birmingham, UK1,083 contributions
    Whenever I'm in Hong Kong I stay near Tai Po Mega Mall.

    This mall is mostly filled with local and regional brands and its a good place to see where the average Hong Kongers shops.

    There are plenty of eateries ranging from Chinese to American so you wont go hungry.

    There are brands that those in the West would recognise like Levi, Haagen Dazs and a few others like the Body Shop and one part of the mall is dominated by Yata which covers everything from food to clothing.

    I really like this mall.
    Written 27 November 2014
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China147,458 contributions
    The Tolo Harbour is a large and attractive coastal area with seaside communities as well as long stretches of seaside promenades, city parks and other leisure areas. Notable areas along the harbour include Plover Cove, Tai Po, CUHK University, Science Park and Ma On Shan.

    Biking and jogging are popular activities around Tolo Harbour and there are plenty of kilometres of seaside track to enjoy these recreational activities. You can also rent boats and kayaks to enjoy time on the water. Just north of the main pebble beach at Ma On Shan there is the HappySky Water Sports Centre. They hire out good quality, safe, topside kayaks.

    A fun half day activity in Tolo Harbour is to kayak out to some of the small, protected islands in Tolo Harbour like Centre Island and the Ma Shi Chau Special Zone, where you can enjoy seeing rare geological rock structures that date all the way back to the Permian period. There is a nature trail at Ma Shi Chau if you want to walk the grounds. Alternatively just paddle around slowly and enjoy the geological highlights along the way.

    Quite a few other ways to enjoy time outside around Tolo Harbour including the Plover Cove and Reservoir area east of Tai Po, the Egret Nature area just past Science Park and back up the Shing Mun River (canal) towards Sha Tin as well.
    Written 17 November 2020
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  • TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
    Hong Kong, China3,978 contributions
    ...of the small Man Mo temples in HK, with beautiful areas and decorations around. Its location in amongst a bustling market area is also pretty great. Won’t take long to wander round but definitely worth finding if you’re in the area.
    Written 13 July 2020
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