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Pui O is a place located in southeast of Lantau Island with a beach and a camping site. Along Lantau Trail, it climbs up Tai Ngau Wu Teng then go down to Pui O.

Pui O - A trail for hiking in Hong Kong

Pui O
Distance: 9.5 Km
Duration: 3.5 hours
Diff.:

2.5

Scn.:

3.5

Start: Ferry to Mui Wo from Central, bus 3M from Tung Chung

End: Bus 3M to Tung Chung, 1,2,3M,4 to Mui Wo

1. At signpost L133, it could follow concrete road to South Lantau Road.
2. At signpost L130, it could take a side path down to South Lantau Road.

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Mui Wo

Heading to the left along the coast from the pier, the trail begins by following Mui Wo Ferry Pier Road. After the left turn, it soon comes to the entrance of Lantau Trail on the right ahead. Trace the trail, it starts the smooth concrete path. Along the way, Hei Ling Chau and West Lamma Channel could be seen in the distance, and even far to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon in a clear day. Moreover, in the sunshine, it also offers the picturesque scenery over the indented rocky shores and the shallow coves. Gently up to the junction, it takes the right uphill path heading to the pavilion. (Going forward could lead to Chi Ma Wan Road via Shap Long)

The sunny day

The sunny day

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The indented coast

The indented coast

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Tai Ngau Wu Teng

From the pavilion, continue on along the muddy path uphill, it becomes smooth later. Along the hillside, it gives the stunning view over the green hills and the emerald sea waters near the inlets. Afterward, it joins the concrete road and then follows it to the right toward the way of Pui O. Heading to the junction, it runs the Lantau Trail (signpost L133) on the left. Passing through Pak Fu Tin Barbebue Site, it ascents the flight of stone steps to the junction in front of Pak Fu Tin Camp Site, then follows the right path. Up ahead, after cutting through the thick woods and the forestation area, it takes the flight of steps up to the hilltop of Tai Ngau Wu Teng. Afterward, head the trail downhill, it opens up along the way. At the initial leg of the downhill, you could overlook Lo Yan Shan ahead, gaze down the beach of Pui O and the villages beside it. Moreover, Chi Man Wan and Shap Long are within the sight in later section. Further down, it descents to Chi Ma Wan Road.

    Exit:
  1. At the junction of L133 signpost, you could follow the road leading to South Lantau Road.
  2. At the junction of L130 signpost, there is a side path that leads down to South Lantau Road.
The open hillside

The open hillside

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Blue sky and greenish waters

Blue sky and greenish waters

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The jade hillside

The jade hillside

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Pui O

Along Chi Ma Wan Road to the right, it leads to the beach of Pui O. In the sunset, the wide beach is flashing on the golden surface of the crystalline waters. Some of the tourists at the shore for fun could be seen. Afterward, head the concrete path, it then follows alongside the pond and the river. The scenic view of the inverted image on the peaceful water surface from the pond feast your eyes. Further ahead, there are also mangroves along the shallow water shore. After passing through the houses and the football field, it arrives at the bus terminal of Pui O.

The yellow flowers

The yellow flowers

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The beach of Pui O

The beach of Pui O

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Summary

Climbing Tai Ngau Wu Teng offers the splendid full view over Pui O and the jade screen of Chi Ma Wan, as well as the coastal scenery at the beginning leg. The trail offers the excellent landscapes but is not difficult for a walk.

Text : Horace

Last Update : 06.09.2015

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