Yim Tin Mangrove Forest

Yim Tin Mangrove Forest

Salt production and fishing were once the mainstays of Tai O village on Lantau Island. However, the local salt industry went into decline in modern times. The desolated salt marshes were slowly invaded by mangroves, which eventually transformed the area into the ecological treasure it is today. Now, more than half of the home-grown mangroves species in Hong Kong can be found here in Tai O. Locals call them ‘wave resistant trees’ for their tenacity in the face of the tides.

A section of Tai O’s mangrove forest is open to visitors.

Info
Address:
Tai O, Lantau Island, Outlying Islands
How to get there
  • MTR Tung Chung Station Exit B. Take bus 11 to Tai O bus terminus (the journey takes approximately 50 minutes) and walk for around 20 minutes to the Sun Ki Bridge. Once you cross the bridge you will see the mangrove forest ahead. The entrance is located behind a grocery store, which is about a 10-minute walk from the bridge; or,
  • MTR Tung Chung Station Exit B. Take Ngong Ping Cable Car to Ngong Ping Village (approximately 25 minutes). Take bus 21 to Tai O terminus (approximately 20 minutes) and walk for around 20 minutes to the Sun Ki Bridge. Once you cross the bridge you will see the mangrove forest ahead. The entrance is located behind a grocery store, which is about a 10-minute walk from the bridge.
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