New Territories Tour

Despite its image as a forest of towering skyscrapers, nearly half of Hong Kong is actually given over to soaring mountains laced by ancient foot-paths, long sweeping beaches, working vegetable farms and treasured Taoist and Buddhist temples.

This is the rural land between urban Kowloon and Mainland China, long known as the New Territories, which is linked to the big city by modern highways.

New Territories TourThis tour visits the enchanting Yuen Yuen Institute, a serene complex of temples devoted to Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. Here, far from bustling city, it’s quiet enough to hear the gentle chants of monks and slow down to smell the roses. Or the incense, that is! 

Your next stop takes you even closer to heaven - from atop Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong’s highest mountain (958 metres), you’ll have a grand vista of Western Kowloon and the approaches to Victoria Harbour.

You then visit the historic Fanling Walled Village, a still-lived-in Hakka compound complete with walls featuring defensive gun holes. Guests then move to the frontier area along Luk Keng Road (which requires a special permit), running parallel with the nearby coastline of Shenzhen in Mainland China.

New Territories TourAvid photographers and bird lovers will especially find the internationally renowned Mai Po Nature Reserve intriguing as it is often home to hundreds of different species of bird. Your final stop is at a fish-farm where local fishermen breed thousands of fish in submerged cages in the sheltered bay.

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Duration: About 5 hours

Remarks: Tours may vary from descriptions and are subject to availability. Please check with your cruise line or tour operator for booking information.

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