TAI LAM COUNTRY PARK
Imagine a Hong Kong place free of buildings, traffic, pollution and crowds…
Imagine a green oasis full of tall trees, bamboo groves and lily ponds...
Imagine quiet dirt and stone paths crisscrossed by clear streams…
Imagine a world full of flittering butterflies, hovering dragonflies and roaming cattle…
Then; imagine yourself there….
Now stop imagining. Join this hike through the Tai Lam Country Park and discover that place for yourself.
We enter the country park just outside the ever-expanding dormitory town of Yuen Long by following a small steam towards
its source. Partially lined by thick patches of bamboo, our route next winds its way through some of Hong Kong's oldest and
densest woodland. All the same, the occasional clearing will allow us glimpses of the Tai Lam Chung Reservoir, Hong
Kong's largest valley reservoir, and perhaps a small waterfall or two....
Later, we pause at an old farm house for refreshments. Located in a well-protected large clearing full of flowers and fruit
trees, the farm hosts an amazing number of butterflies and dragonflies. Herds of feral cattle are also frequent visitors....
After an apéritif or two, we will then follow the contours of a couple of spectacular gorges on our way down to Sham Tseng,
where you have the option to finish the outing with lunch at one of the famous roasted goose restaurants, before catching the
bus back to the city.
|Participants on all Hansen's Events' hikes and rides take part entirely at their own risk. By joining any of our events all participants are automatically seen to have
agreed to have entered into a disclaimer which exonerates the outing leaders and the organizers from any personal or public responsibility whatsoever and for any
claims, injuries or damages arising thereof.
|... exploring Hong Kong's other side...