Lai Chi Wo

Lai Chi Wo

The 300-year-old village of Lai Chi Wo was once one of the most affluent hamlets in the northeastern New Territories. Mostly made up of Hakka people, it also has one of the oldest surviving feng shui woodlands in Hong Kong. The village features a God of War temple and a mangrove habitat with ancient vegetation, including huge interlocking-branch trees, hollow trees and ‘five-finger’ camphor trees.

Lai Chi Wo can be reached as part of a country park tour and a Geopark tour.

Info
Address:
Plover Cove (Near Yan Chau Tong Marine Park), Sha Tau Kok, New Territories
Tel:
+852 2708 8885
Website:
www.geopark.gov.hk
How to get there
  • Take minibus 20R from MTR Tai Po Market Station to Tin Sam Village at Wu Kau Tang, then walk for about two hours to Lai Chi Wo.
  • On Sundays and public holidays: MTR University Station Exit B, walk for 15 minutes to Ma Liu Shui Ferry Pier and take a ferry to Lai Chi Wo. The ride takes about 90 minutes (Ferry departs for Lai Chi Wo at 9am and returns at 3:30pm on Sundays and public holidays). Or,
  • take bus 275R (Sundays and public holidays only) from Tai Po Market bus terminus to Bride’s Pool, walk for about two hours to Lai Chi Wo via Wu Kau Tang.
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