Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ng Tung Chai

(Updated 2019-APR-16)
1.5 hours

6/10. Shaded throughout. Easy all the way to the bottom fall. Going to Middle and Main fall requires a bit more willingness to climb steps.

Cel phone coverage: Partial.

Water needs: 1.5 liter.

Appreciation: 10/10 if you love waterfalls. Good views.

Map & Details: n/a

Exercise Area: No

Transportation: The Ng Tung Chai waterfalls are all in the Tai Mo Shan country park.Take KMB Bus 64k from the Tai Wo MTR station.

Why it's worth it: 

Scatter Fall
(via forbidden path)
Main Fall (35m tall)Stream
Middle FallBottom Fall (my favorite)Da view


Take Exit 'A' (Tai Wo Plaza) out of the Tai Wo MTR station. Head left.

There will be a set of escalators on your right, leading to the bus stops.

The KMB 64k stop is on the other side of the first road lane. Don't go all the way on the other side because you'd take the 64k to Tai Po Market.

Yeah, that one...

The bus stops just in front of the Ng Tung Chai road (the stop is actually Ng Tung Chai so, you can't miss it)

Keep following the road, don't be tempted to stray. You'll be walking on that road to Ng Tung Chai for about 10-15 minutes.

When you are in the vicinity of Ng Tung Chai, you will see a path heading up (to the right). Take it.

Go by the front of the house of barky dogs.

Go straight to the rock-paved path. This will lead you to the temple. About 20 minutes walk there.

At the temple, keep going straight. The trail officially starts there.

Don't take the Scatter Fall path; it is a much steeper climb, the trail is not nearly as nice, and the falls are not as nice as the Main Fall path. I can't think of a reason why taking the Scatter Fall path would be a good idea. There signage announcing the falls so you can't miss them. The bottom fall is about 35-40 minutes in.

On you way back, the return KMB 64k stop is just across the road.

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Hiking is about communion with nature. So please pickup after yourself. There's no excuse to leave plastic bags, water bottles or any rubbish on or around the trails; if you managed to bring it, you can manage to bring it back!