Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Lung Ha Wan (龍蝦灣 - Lobster Bay) and Tai Leng Tung (大嶺峒 - Great Ridge Cave)

3.5 hours (7 km), with 30 minutes of sightseeing included

Difficulty: 5/10. 290m ascent

Cel phone coverage: Everywhere

Water needs: 1 liter

Appreciation: 8/10. Nice views. Horses. Lobsters nowhere to be found though...

Transportation: To and back via bus 91 that you can take at Diamond Hill MTR station, exit 'C'. Get off at Tai Au Mun. You can also take a cab from anywhere in Tseung Kwan O if you want quicker access.

Why it's worth it:


At Diamond Hill MTR station exit 'C', take bus 91, get off at Tai Au Mun

Right off the bus, head on the left-most at the roundabout. That's Lung Ha Wan Road

Can't really miss it. About 100meters onto Lung Ha Wan Road, there will be a road to the Cham Shan monastery on your right. If you feel like it, that can be a nice little stop. Then continue on Lung Ha Wan Road which you will follow all the way to the next stop.

Paved and shaded

About 1.5km along Lung Ha Wan road, you'll reach this set of stairs on your left, going down to the bay where you will find some rock carvings. Great views there. When done, go back on the road and keep going.

After 300 or so meters on Lung Ha Wan, you'll reach the Clearwater Bay Equestrian and Education Centre. Take a quick break to admire the fine animals. You can also replenish in snacks/water and there are toilets. At the end of the dust road, there's a path leading to a pic-nic area with nice views, and people will often fly kites there. Once you are all done, come back to the spot pictured, then climb the stairs on the right on the photo. You are starting the Lung Ha Wan Country Trail proper.

Follow the Lung Ha Wan country trail

About 260m climb from this point. The path will lead you to more nice views and the peak of Tai Leng Tung. Then will end at a very large BBQ area. You will have to follow Clear Water Bay road back to your starting point where you can return via bus 91. You can probably also get a cab at the BBQ area

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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!