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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Tsuen Wan to Sham Tseng via Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail (元荃古道), Shek Lung Kung (石龍拱) and Tsing Fai Tong

Duration: 
8.7km (3 hours)

Difficulty: 
6.510. Elevation gain is 391m

Cel phone coverage: Full.

Water needs: 1 liter. 50% shaded

Appreciation: 7.5/10


Exercise Area: No

Transportation: GMB 95 from Tsuen Wan West MTR, 39A from Tsuen Wan MTR. There's a variety of other buses getting you to the trail-head. Similarly, the trail ends right at the bus stop with numerous buses and minibuses getting you anywhere you want, including Central.

Why it's worth it: 
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If you are taking the MTR to Tsuen Wan West, exit at 'E2'
Find green minibus 95 at the minibus terminus right outside of Tsuen Wan West station Exit E2
Minibus terminus is Tsuen Wan Centre

Just keep going on the same road.

Head left on On Yin Street, following the signage to Hong Kong Adventist Hospital

Then right onto Tsuen King Circuit road. Hospital will be on your right.

Bus top for 30, 30x, 39A, 39M, 934A. A few meters after, you will turn left into the path and up the stairs.

Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail



Go towards Ha Fa Shan 

Go straight, don't take the path to the right
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Left

Nice and easy trail...

The Shek Lung Kung pavilion, about 2.75km, and 1 hour into your hike. Keep going on the paved path.

Still on the Yuen Tsuen Anciant Trail's paved path.



Stay on the main path


Roughly 1.5 hours and 5.65km into the hike, you will arrive here where you branch to the left
and it gets a little bush-wackier...

Left

Right, around the hill

Left

Finally, a civilized path! Head left towards Sham Tseng.


Sham Tseng in sight


Sham Tseng

Left on Sham Hong street. The bus stop will be on the left on Castle Peak Road, at the end of the street. But, why not have a little bite at the famous Yue Kee Roast Goose Restaurant? (first on your right on Sham Hong Street

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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!