Saturday, July 30, 2016

Shatin walk: The Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre, and Lake Ad Excellentiam


2.5 hours

Difficulty: 4/10

Cel phone coverage: Everywhere

Water needs: 0.5 liter

Appreciation: 6/10. The Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre is ok, not much of a view from there actually. The Chinese University of Hong Kong's grounds are very nice. Short walks. You can go straight to Chinese U if you want a relaxing hour in a nice setting. Maybe a picnic?

Transportation: Shatin MTR, Exit B for the Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre, and University MTR Exit C for Lake Ad Excellentiam

Why it's worth it:

For the Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre
Make your way to Shatin MTR station, Exit B, turn left as you come out
Go to the end (basically, follow the crowd) and down the ramp, to the right
After the ramp, turn-left...

... and back in the same direction you came from, but next to the ramp

You'll arrive at a signpost, about 30 seconds later which points the direction to To Fung Shan. Climb up the stairs next to the white building on the picture

Right. Always go right basically

After about 15 minutes walk, you'll get to this roundabout. Head right on 'To Fung Shan Road'

Another 5-10 minutes farther, you'll see these stairs with a gate. Gate is open, climb the stairs, it is a shortcut.


When you are done, just retrace your steps back to the MTR

Take the MTR to University station (2 stops away from Shatin), exit C

Just follow the path along the football field

There you go, Lake Ad Excellentiam. Velly pletty...

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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!