Transportation, bus schedule and costs：
For this trip we have picked a rather simple hiking route, taking the ferry from Ma Liu Shui Ferry Pier (Before 9am) to Lai Chi Wo. Taking a relaxing walk from Lai Chi Wo to Wu Kau Tang Bus Terminus (Before 6:30pm)
This route is convenience and you don’t have to wait at all, it saves you from half the walk, while being able to experience a ferry ride with great views of famous sites including Devil’s fist. But pay attention because the ferry is only available during Sundays and public holiday.
- Ferry: From University MTR station (Not HKU), take exit B and head. tothe Ma Liu Shui Ferry Pier, it costs $45 per one-way (You can also purchase a round way ticket here if you are heading home from Lai Chi Wo, but for this trip we take the bus to return home instead)
- This ferry operates on Saturday, Sunday and during public holidays. The ferry departs at 9am.
- Wu Kau Tang Bus Terminus: Take KMB bus 275R to Tai Po Hui station. It costs $11.5 per trip (Only operates on Sunday and public holiday). For the other days, you can only take minibus 20R, operates every hour.
印洲塘海岸公園 Yan Chau Tong Marine Park
Rising sea levels 6,000–8,000 years ago submerged the river valleys in Double Haven, leading to the formation of indented shorelines with headlands and bays. But the mountains in the area were mostly formed some 160 million years ago, when lava mixed with volcanic ash formed rock strata. Later, rivers flowed down from high mountains and washed sand and stones to coastal lowlands, forming reddish sedimentary rock about 500 metres thick. Popular landforms here include Hung Shek Mun, Camp Cove and Double Island.
Unwind in the enchanting historic Hakka village of Lai Chi Wo, flanked by the lush ‘fung shui’ wood and mangrove forest near the New Territories’ northeast coast. The walled village of more than 200 picturesque hillside homes — auspiciously arranged in rows when built more than 300 years ago — is one of Hong Kong’s oldest, largest and best-preserved rural settlements.
The village won UNESCO’s prestigious 2020 Special Recognition for Sustainable Development award for promoting cultural heritage conservation. Stroll along tree-shrouded Lai Chi Wo Nature Trail, home to many species of mammals and butterflies, and take selfies beside a dramatic mangrove forest and stunning coastal scenery.
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