We meet at at the Tai Po Market Train Station at 10 am
Transfer to the start of our hike
2,5 hours walk trough lush vegetation, past abandoned rice fields and terraces once cultivated by the inhabitants of the Hakka villages dotted in this area. Today these villages are deserted and rapidly reclaimed by nature. We follow the stream through the valley to the inlet of the Yan Chau Tong (Double Haven) Marine Park.
Lunch at small village.
45 mins walk following the coastline, boosting some of the oldest geological formations in the area and neatly arranged fishponds, we reach the Hakka Village of Lai Chi Wo.
Lai Chi Wo, dates back to the 1670’s, and was once one of the most affluent villages in the Northeastern New Territories. Most residents have left in the last decades, with only a few returning on weekends, or over festival times. The houses remain well preserved and the fung shui wood behind the village flourishes, home to camphor, autumn maple, incense tree and other specimens. Return by boat to Tolo Harbour.
17.00 tour ends at Chinese University Station.