TAI LAM COUNTRY PARK
(Southeastwards)

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...

Suitably chilled, we finish our green escape by descending through a series of gorges to the bus stop at Sham Tseng.


Note: You have the option to finish the day with a (late) lunch at one of Sham Tseng’s famous roasted goose restaurants.
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Hike Summary
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Distance:
12 km
 
Difficulty:
3 out of 10
 
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: 390 metres
Loss: 390 metres
Price:
HK$240
 
Highest Point:
250 metres
     
Time Spent on Trail:
4.25 hours
Walking: 3.5 hours + Breaks: 0.75 hour
     
Meeting Time & Place:
8:45 am
at Yuen Long Railway Station
     
Finishing Time & Place:
1:15 pm
in Sham Tseng
Price for this hike as a Private Event on request
  or 2:00 pm
in Admiralty, if no lunch
     
 
Food & Drink:
Snack break at Tai Lam Chung Reservoir (4.5 km). Refreshment stop at Tsing Fai Tong (10 km)
We propose to take lunch at a restaurant in Sham Tseng on the way home -
not included.
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Nam Hang Pai village entrance gate and trail in Tai Lam Country Park, New Territories, Hong Kong
Bridge over small stream in Tai Lam Country Park, New Territories, Hong Kong
Farm house in Tai Lam Country Park, New Territories, Hong Kong
Flora and fauna in Tai Lam Country Park, New Territories, Hong Kong
Flora and fauna in Tai Lam Country Park, New Territories, Hong Kong
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Michael Hansen, helping you explore Hong Kong's other side...
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