Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ping Shan Heritage Trail

(2 kilometers)
As long as you need it to be

Difficulty: 1/10

Cel phone coverage: Everywhere

Water needs: 0.5 liter

Appreciation: 10/10. Little gem of densely-packed heritage elements in Yuen Long.

Transportation: MTR to Yuen Long. Then take light rail to Ping Shan stop. Return via Tin Shui Wai MTR.

Why it's worth it:

Hong Kong is great that way: we have been here for about 7 years now and never know about the Ping Shan Heritage Trail until recently... A very nice afternoon can be spent learning about history and culture of old Hong Kong

1. Ping Shan Tang Clan gallery and Heritage Trail Visitor Centre
2. Hung Shin Temple
3. Shut Hung Study Hall
4. Kun Ting Study Hall
5. Tang and Yu Kui Ancestral Halls
6. Yeung Hau Temple
7. Old Well
8. Sheung Cheung Wai
9. Shrine of the earth god
10. Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda (the only surviving ancient pagoda in Hong Kong. 1486)
Right off the Ping Shan light-rail station, take Ping Ha road...

You'll go on Ping Shan Chuk Lam road, on the right, towards the Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery. Once done, you'll retrace your steps and keep going on the Ping Ha Road towards the rest of the trail. The rest is quite easy to find with the map above
There are signs pointing towards it.

The Ping Shan Tang Clan gallery and Heritage Trail Visitor Centre

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Please, don't litter!

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!