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Keung Shan and Ling Hui Shan are hills lie in southwest of Lantau Island. Along the way, it offers splendid views on Shek Pik Reservoir and Kau Ling Chung.

Keung Shan | Ling Wui Shan - A trail for hiking in Hong Kong

Keung Shan
Distance: 10.0 Km
Duration: 4.0 hours
Diff.:

3.0

Scn.:

3.5

Start: Bus 1 from Mui Wo, 11 from Tung Chung, get off at Sham Wat Road

End: Bus 11 to Tung Chung, 1 to Mui Wo

After the downhill from Keung Shan, there is a down path via Kau Ling Chung back to Shek Pik Reservoir, or you could head along Keung Shan Country Trail directly to Man Cheung Po.

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Keung Shan

After getting off at the bus stop of Sham Wat Road, return a short distance and then follow Lantau Trail on the right. Passing through the pavilion, it starts a flight of stone steps uphill according to the way to Man Cheung Po. Along the way, Cheung Shan could be seen. After the ascent, it leads to the high ravine beside Kwun Yam Shan. Toward the east, it offers a splendid view over Shek Pik Reservoir with the lofty Lantau Peak as a background. Along the trail down gently, Keung Shan is just towering at the front. Through the woods, it begins a long flight of uphill steps with zigzag path in part. Beyond the undulated hillsides, it arrives at the hilltop of Keung Shan.

Entry of Lantau Trail

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Look back far to Lantau Peak

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Kwun Yam Shan and farther Lantau Peak

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Ling Wui Shan

Head the trail downhill, it then smoothly winds along the hillside. Passing through the pathway to Kau Ling Chung on the left at the junction, still go forward. Further ahead, it comes to the next fork. Follow the left path to the way of Ling Wui Shan (taking the right path could lead to Man Cheung Po directly), it swings along and over the slightly undulated hillsides. In the autumn, the reeds are almost distributing on each hillsides. In the sunshine, the reeds swaying in the breeze seem to be a large group of silver chains hanging down that extend to the sky. After passing the several hillsides, it climbs to Ling Wui Shan. At the top, it opens up. Overlooking to the south coast, a part of Fan Lau Tung Wan and the cape of Kau Ling Chung could be seen. Looking far westward, it offers a grand mountain seen over Sham Hang Lek.

Branch: If not to climb Ling Wui Shan, you could follow the right fork to Man Cheung Po via Keung Shan Country Trail.

The 'silver chains'

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Full of the 'silver chains'

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Man Cheung Po Camp Site

Continue on along the trail, it descends to the junction of Fan Shui Au (Signpost L045). Follow the right path to the way of Man Cheung Po according to the signpost. Head the trail, it gently winds along the hillside. Pass through the left fork to Shui Lo Cho, still go ahead. Afterward, it descends the flight of steps to the woods beside the stream and then traces the right path. After crossing the stream, it soon joins the concrete path. Along Lantau Trail ahead, the gurgle of the brook beside the trail could gradually be heard, which is also the water source for camp. There is full of nature atmosphere in the country setting. Passing through the left path to Man Cheung Po Camp Site at the junction, go forward. At the next junction, follow the right path to way to Tai O.

Ling Wui Shan

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Ling Wui Shan in the sunset

Lung Tsai Ng Yuen

Along the flight of steps downward, the trail leads to Lung Tsai Ng Yuen on the right, where was the one of the ten famous scenic spots in the past. There is a remnant of the zigzag bridge linking up the hexagonal pavilion on the pond which is full of lotus leaves on the water surface. Under the leaves, there are many carps that seem to ready to be fed.

* Lung Tsai Ng Yuen is an abandoned private villa and flower garden in the deep valley.

Carry on heading the trail, it cuts through the woods and then joins the concrete path. At the right turn, follow the muddy path of Lantau Trail ahead. Afterward, it joins the steep concrete path leading down to Leung Uk Tsuen. After descending to the village, the trail then follows the left path to the playground. At the junction of the playground, trace the right path to the bus terminal of Tai O.

The downhill steps

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The old zigzag bridge on the pond

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Summary

In the country setting, the woods are fairly verdant and lush especially in the primitive forest. Among the tranquil nature, overlook the temples in the deep valley, it is peaceful in mind as if slightly heard the touching bell sound from them, that seems to be cut off from the rest of the world.

Text : Horace

Last Update : 13.09.2015

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