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Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail was a path for the people to come and to go between Tsuen Wan and Yuen Long in the past, and became a Country Trail nowaday.

Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail | Tin Fu Tsai - A trail for hiking in Hong Kong

Yuen Tsuen Ancient Tra
Distance: 15.0 Km
Duration: 6.0 hours
Diff.:

3.0

Scn.:

3.0

Start: Bus 39M,30,30X to Allway Gardens, get off at Tsuen Wan Adventist Hospital

End: Minibus in red, bus K66 to Yuen Long town

Along the way there are many branches, pay more attention to the signposts and maps.

Beyond Tin Fu Tsai, there is a side path (near C6112 signpost) via Tsing Fai Tong to Shum Tseng.

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Allway Gardens

From the bus stop of Tsuen Wan Adventist Hospital along Tsuen King Circuit heading a short distance, it comes to the path on the left leading to join Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail. It ascends a flight of steps up to the road alongside the catchwater. Cross the short bridge then join the uphill path beside the pavilion. After a gentle ascent, take the right fork at the junction according to the signpost to Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail. Up to the pavilion, it gives a distant view over Tsuen Wan and Kwai Chung.

The uphill path

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Overlook Tai Mo Shan

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Shek Lung Kung

Continuing on along the path up, you could see some old stone houses distributed over the hillsides. Heading to the next cross-junction, take the path on the left from the signpost that leads to the starting point of Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail (right to a pavilion). Head the trail, it winds gently up along the hillsides generally toward the northwest. Along the way, it offers a splendid view over the harbour channels between Tsuen Wan and Tsing Yi. Looking back far, the imposing hill of Tai Mo Shan that is horizontally towering could be seen. Afterward, it slowly leads up to the pavilion of Shek Lung Kung where is also the highest point of the trail. Looking around, it is quite open and you are surround with the spendid views. To the south, Tsing Ma Bridge and Ting Kau Bridge are lying over the sea. Overlooking to the right, the rolling hills are undulating far in Lantau Island. Moreover, the jade lawns covers on the hilly region of Shek Lung Kung. It seems to be in an utopia in the sunshine where could temporarily leave from hustle and bustle.

Turn left

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The clouds like thin cottons

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Overlook Tsing Ma Bridge

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Tin Fu Tsai

Continue to follow the trail ahead, it gradually turns descent. After cutting through the woods and descending the long flight of steps, it joins the muddy path. Along the forest path, the gurgle could gradually be heard, just because there is a brook alongside. In the tranquility with the bird sound, all things present the vitality of the nature. Afterward it joins Tai Lam Wooded Road. Follow the road to the left, not far ahead, then take the side path on the right from the signpost to continue on along Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail. Passing through the bamboo forest, it leads down to Tin Tsing Bridge. After crossing the bridge, it comes to Tin Fu Tsai Campsite with a larger lawn.

Branch: If not go to Tin Fu Tsai, you could continue to follow Tai Lam Wooded Road to the section of C6112 directly.

Downhill path

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Tin Fu Tsai Campsite

Tai Lam Chung Reservoir

Afterward, the trail follows the concrete road of MacLehose Trail from the campsite. Head it not far, according to the signpost, it traces the left wooded path to continue on along the ancient trail. The sylvan path winds along the hillside and crosses some streams. After cutting through the woods, it soon arrives at the pavilion and joins Tai Lam Wooded Road again (C6112). There is also a branch path via Tsing Fai Tong village down to Sham Tseng.

Exit: If not continue the trail, you could take the path (near the signpost of C6112) via Tsing Fai Tong down to Sham Tseng.

Join MacLehose Trail

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Follow the concrete road a bit, and then take the sylvan side path on the right at the junction (C6113). Along it, take the right fork at the junction (C6115). After a descent, it joins Yuen Tun Country Trail (C6116). Head the trail a short distance, then take the right path at the next junction according to the signpost. After the downhill, it joins the concrete road. Follow it to the right not far and then cross the bridge, it comes to the junction. Take the left path, it soon comes the picnic site in Tai Lam Chung Country Park. You could see an ancient bridge nearby named Kut Hing Bridge* but it has been become inaccessible.

* The Kut Hing Bridge is an ancient bridge where was an only way for the old villagers to cross the river for coming and going between Tsuen Wan and Yuen Long along the ancient trail.

Take right side path

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Like tropical forest

Tai Tong

Head the concrete road not far, according to the signpost, it then follows the sylvan muddy path on the right to continue the journey of Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail. It gently leads up to the temple then becomes downhill that winds along the valley. Head to the junction of Nam Hang Pai, follow the left path uphill by ascending the flight of stone steps from the signpost. Up to the concrete road, head it to the left through the woods until arriving Tai Tong Barbecue Site. Finally, trace Tai Tong Shan Road downhill, it leads to Kiu Hing Road where could take bus or minibus to Yuen Long town.

Take the right path

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The large tree covering the sky

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Summary

Walking through the ancient trail, it is recalled that the old villages shuttling between Yuen Long and Tsuen Wan required to pass over many mountains. They, however, were all accustomed to do so. Nowadays we could arrives there only within half hour, how many people have the willpower and the perseverance to trek the long trail? In the rapid rhythm and the bustling life from the city, the people who could not wait for even only several minutes would not appreciate that.

Text : Horace

Establish : 24.05.2015 / Last Update : 18.08.2018

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