The Good - Spectacular views, interesting sights. We caught a taxi from lowu which cost 60rmb that took us to "Knights Valley" There is a lot of walking uphill so the best and most convenient way to see anything (if unfit or young at heart but old in body) is by a open sided train that goes around the park you can hop on and hop off for 30rmb per person for 4 circuits. A lot of effort has gone into this park to attract local visitors.
There are different buses running to take you back to Lowu or Hong Kong but no trains that go straight to the park.
The Bad - No one spoke English or very little English, so westerners beware. It was very confusing and at a certain point they made you alight the train as it was the last stop(not sure) as we stood there and waited no train stopped and as we tried to flag another one they kept shaking their heads to say "no" very frustrating!!
Do not go at the beginning of October as it is their public holiday, it was very packed and took over an hour to get on the vehicular train that took you up to Tea stream Valley.
Could not catch a taxi from the Tea Stream Valley exit but by following everyone else we found there was a bus that would take you back to the Knight Valley entrance for 5rmb. This we did not know until they would not let us on it till we paid, but again confusion as other people there (weren’t sure were part of the bus service) told us different prices as well.
As it had been a very long hot day and we were travelling with another couple patience was a bit thin so we walked to the nearest hotel from the bus stop (not far) where we knew someone would speak English.
The staff there were brilliant and offered us cold bottled water and explained that should we go back to our start point we would have to wait as it was a holiday that it was a long way out so taxis would be few and far between (maybe up to an hour) so they arranged for a van to return us to our hotel, though we had to pay 400rmb for it.
Bottom Line - This is a very huge park lots to see and do but may be best to go there when not so many people, with a guide or someone who can speak the language....
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