Saturday, June 15, 2019

Ma Wan loop

4km (1.5 hour)

2/10. Mostly flat and shaded

Cel phone coverage: Full.

Water needs: 0.5 liter.

Appreciation: 6/10. 

Exercise Area: No

Transportation: Tsing Yi MTR exit C, then bus NR330. There's also a ferry from Central that goes directly to Park Island.

Why it's worth it: 


Exit 'C' @ Tsing Yi MTR station. Bus stops are all there.

Get out at the first stop

Take the stairs down on your left when coming out of the bus

Right on the road

Right on the path that will get you to Tung Wan Beach 

Tung Wan Beach. Great place to bring kids or simply to gaze at the Tsing Ma Bridge.

Yep, a "full-size replica" of Noah's ark. Go towards the ark.

At the Ark's entrance, just head right on the slightly uphill road.

Left at the road for about 50m

You'll arrive at the Ma Wan Park Garden.

You can't get lost in there, it is quite small. Go all the way to the top

Then go all the way back down to the road.

Walk about 250m on the road and then hit a right, then left after the bridge on top of you.

Pretty much at the soccer pitch, you'll see a dirt path on your right. Take it

At the very end of the path, you'll reach the sea where anglers gather. Nice and unusual view of Hong Kong Island

When you are done, just retrace back your steps to the road (head right)

You will get to this ghost village (most of the houses are vacant)

Tin Hau temple. Keep going

At this point, take a right

Follow the path that goes up stairs towards the Solar Tower. Get to the tower, you can explore a bit in there...

When done, down the stairs you go

Towards the heritage centre

Heritage centre is free and interesting, albeit very small

Go straight

Back to your starting point, take the bus back to Tsing Yi MTR

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