Watch out for the monkeys!
You read that right. Shing Mun has lots and lots of monkeys. They may look cute, but let them be the wild things they are by keeping your distance and not feeding them.
Many local trees were logged in Hong Kong during the Second World War and the post-war government kicked off large-scale reforestation. The Shing Mun Arboretum, situated north of the reservoir, was established in the 1970s and protects about 300 native or South China plant species, including plants discovered in Hong Kong and some endangered species.