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Wang Tsat Ancient Path lies along the northeast hillside of Pat Sin Leng, linking up several abandoned ancient villages. Along the way, Nam Chung could be overlooked.

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Wang Tsat Ancient Path
Distance: 10.0 Km
Duration: 4.5 hours
Diff.:

2.5

Scn.:

3.0

Start: Bus 75K from Tai Po Market Railway Station, 275R (holiday only), get off at Tai Mei Tuk

End: Minibus 56K to Fanling Railway Station

1. Near W129 signpost before Wang Shan Keuk Ha Tsuen, there is a side path to Bride's Pool.
2. At the junction of W131 signpost, there is a path on the right to Bride's Pool.

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Tai Mei Tuk

Follow Ting Kok Road ahead from the bus terminal of Tai Mei Tuk. After the gentle ascent, it comes to Plover Cove Country Park Visitor Centre. The trail starts by following the concrete path up beside the signpost of Pat Sin Leng Nature Trail. Head to the right junction, it passes through the stone bridge, then ascends the flight of steps. Afterward, it arrives at the pavilion where gives a scenic view over Tai Mei Tuk and Plover Cove Reservoir. Carry on heading the trail, it winds gently up along the hillside and gradually opens up with the view on the reservoir and farther to Tolo Channel. Further up, it leads to the junction of the left path that climbs Pat Sin Leng.

Head Ting Kok Road

Head Ting Kok Road

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The lake beneath the hill of Hsien Ku Fung

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Wang Shan Keuk Ha Tsuen and Wang Shan Keuk Sheung Tsuen

From the junction go ahead according to the way to Bride's Pool. After the gentle ascents, the trail gradually turns down. Along the way looking toward the northeast, you could overlook the famous hill of Tiu Tang Lung at the northeastern of new territories, and sometimes hear the gurgle of the streams in the thick woods with the natural aura. After heading downward, it passes the deserted ancient village of Wang Shan Keuk Ha Tsuen. Through the stone footpath, it comes to another abandoned village of Wang Shan Keuk Sheung Tsuen. Along the gloomy path, it is sad but beautiful for the vine coiled old trees and the dilapidated houses, and is recalled that the bustling live in the past has become the desolate emptiness.

Exit: There is a side path leading down to Bride's Pool before going Wang Shan Keuk Ha Tsuen (near the signpost W129)

The ancient stone path

The ancient path

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Look far to Tiu Tang Lung

Look far to Tiu Tang Lung

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Edward Youde Memorial Pavilion

Continuing on along the trail, it passes through the south bridge of Wang Shan Keuk, then follows the stone path away from the valley. Head to the crossing (left to climb Wong Leng and right to Bride's Pool), go ahead. After passing the north bridge of Wang Shan Keuk, it joins the gentle sylvan path that is paved stones in part. Beyond Ha Tsat Muk Kiu, it slowly leads down to the junction, then follows the left path according to the signpost to Nam Chung and the Pavilion (heading forward could descend to Luk Keng). At Edward Youde Memorial Pavilion, it offers a sublime scenery over Nam Chung, Luk Keng and Sha Tau Kok. The remote rolling hills and the fishing pools like mirrors fashion a splendid landscape.

    Exit:
  1. At W131 of the signpost at the crossing, there is a side path to Bride's Pool.
  2. At the junction of the left path to Nam Chung, going forward could descend to Luk Keng.
Overlook Nam Chung and Sha Tau Kok

Overlook Nam Chung and Sha Tau Kok

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Nam Chung

Return to the trail and trace it to the right downward. Through the bridge named Kiu Shan Kiu and past Ping Ka Stream, it comes to the concrete flatland. Afterward, head the concrete road downhill. Passing through a village and pools, it leads to the junction of Luk Keng Road near the coast. You could gaze at A Chau, an offshore small island, where many egrets perch on. There are also some migratory birds to forage on the wetland nearby, therefore in holiday, it attract some photographers to shoot for them. You could take minibus at the store by the junction of Luk Keng Road, or go to the minibus terminal in Luk Keng by a 15 minutes walk.

Kiu Shan Kiu

Kiu Shan Kiu

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Summary

Along the ancient trail, it recalls the past villages. Under the shade of the old tall trees, it is desolate for the dilapidated houses with full of weeds, but also beautiful. The trail is quite long but not too undulated under the woods in large part, suitable for an easy walk in the northeastern of New Territories.

Text : Horace

Last Update : 30.08.2015

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