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Tung Ping Chau, the most remote island, in crescent shape, lies at the northeast sea of Hong Kong. Its coast is surrounded by the marine park.

Tung Ping Chau - A trail for hiking in Hong Kong

Tung Ping Chau
Distance: 8.5 Km
Duration: 4.0 hours
Diff.:

1.5

Scn.:

4.5

Start: Ferry from Ma Liu Shui Ferry Pier to Tung Ping Chau. Minibus 27 could go to the pier from Sha Tin MTR Station

End: Ferry, return Ma Liu Shui, minibus 27 or 27A to Sha Tin MTR Station

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Tai Tong Wan and Cheung Sha Wan

The trail starts by following the Country Trail to the right from the pier. After detouring along the rear of Tai Tong Wan through the woods, skirt the rocky shore on the right. There are mainly sedimentary rocks distributed over the island, the fine laminated rocks which slightly inclines could be seen largely along the coast like wave-shape platforms. Heading along the coast then passing through a beverage store on the left, it comes to another group of the laminated rocks. Afterward, follow the left concrete path leading to Cheung Sha Wan.

Branch: To go to beverage store or restaurant, you could still follow the Country Trail from Tai Tong Wan. Moreover, you could also head along the Country Trail or skirt along the shore alternately in part of the section.

Along Country Trail to the right

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The jade water in Tai Tong Wan

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The laminated rocks

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Chau Mei Kok

Head to the end of Cheung Sha Wan by following Country Trail or by skirting the beach, it then comes to Chau Mei. The rocks on the shore there appear in brown like rusted iron plates. Along the rocky shore, there is a cave on the left in the middle of the rocky wall which is named Male Cat Cave. Further going ahead, it leads to Chau Mei Kok where is the north end of Tung Ping Chau. After the left turn at the corner and heading forward a bit, it then joins the muddy path on the upper left.

Skirt along the shore northward

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Seem to be made by the God

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The lamination of the rocks sharply and orderly contoured

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Cham Keng Chau

Along the path through the woods, it leads to the natural lookout at Cham Keng Chau. Gazing down forward, it is surprised for the sublime scenery over the coast. As the sunshine on the sea, the laminated rocks along the shore seem to be gradually dissolved in the jade water as if it were a colourful natural picture. In summer day, it is very clear. Overlooking to the south, the undulated Sharp Peak and the remote Ma On Shan on the right could be even both seen. Afterward, descend the side-path at the left of the warning notice, it leads down to the coast. Head to the right a bit and look to the right, you could see a natural rocky channel. Because of weathering, the weaker rocks in the middle collapsed and then separated the rock into two as if it were cut off sharply, "Cutting the neck" is just the meaning of the chinese name "Cham Keng Chau". Pass through the channel, it leads to the north rocky coast. Afterward, retrace the steps up to the main path.

Through the woods

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A spectacular view

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'Cutting the neck'

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Lung Lok Shui

Continue on along the country trail. Passing through the left path junction which leads to the pier, still go ahead. Head the trail through the woods, it comes to the path junction to Lung Lok Shui on the right. Follow the right rocky path which slightly inclines to the left. Along the rocky path, its right edge is zigzag extending to the sea like a dragon submerging, as the meaning of the chinese name 'Lung Lok Shui'. It is impressive that the nature is amazing and fantastic. Afterward, return to the country trail then head it to the right.

Still along the trail

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The submerging 'dragon'

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Kang Lau Shek

Head the country trail through the woods. At the junction of Chau Pui, still go forward according to the signpost for the way to Kang Lau Shek (left path could lead to A Ma Wan). Along the way, it passes through the board indicating the direction of sunrist and sunset by the left map board at Hok Ngam Teng. Head the trail further, it opens up. You could see Kang Lau Shek ahead which are the two large cubic rocks at the coast. Moreover, looking to the right, the board laminated rocky coast could be seen. For now, follow the side-path on the right leading to the seaside. As there are some concave depressions on the rocks near the shore, they become small pools. Because of the very clear water and the reflection of the blue sky, the waters in the depressions seem to be light blue translucent crystals with very smooth surface. In addition, gazing to the right, the coast like a cape is the place named Lan Kwo Shui as the meaning from its chinese name that there is difficult to skirt (pass through) along the shore during the tide rising. From the view point, there is just Sharp Peak in the background far.

Along the rocky shore to the left, it offers a spectacular view over the laminated rocks in large scale. Head to Kang Lau Shek, a pair of the cubic rocks seems to be watch towers made by God. Afterward, continue to skirt the rocky coast ahead. Pass through Ma Kok Tsui at the west end, it turns westward. Finally, follow the coast via A Ma Wan to the pier.

Branch: From Kang Lau Shek to the pier, part of the sections could follow Country Trail if not to skirt the shore.

Along the trail

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The large scale lamination like a natural corridor

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The rocks of Kang Lau Shek

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Summary

It is surprised and admirable for the nature by visiting Tung Ping Chau Marine Park to watch the unique landform and to observe the diverse laminated rocks in different forms as if made by God. They are all our invaluable natural heritage in Hong Kong.

Text : Horace

Last Update : 11.07.2017

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