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Average hiking time: 3 hours | Distance: About 8 km | Difficulty: Moderate
Enjoy the shade as you pass by Hong Kong Parkview onto the paved path towards the reservoirs of Tai Tam. On any clear day, you’ll see perfect reflections of the hills and bridges on the glassy water surface.
To cater to the ever-increasing demand for water, towards the end of the 19th century, parts of the rugged valley of Tai Tam were dammed. The improved water supply made way for urbanisation to be extended from ‘Victoria City’ to the eastern side of Hong Kong Island.
As you finish the hike and head to MTR Quarry Bay Station, you’ll come across tongchongstreetmarket.com for details— literally ‘Sugar Refinery Street’ in Chinese. Glass-windowed skyscrapers have now replaced factory buildings, and cafés and pubs line both sides of the street instead of piles of sugar cane. Please check
From MTR Hong Kong Station Exit A, take bus 6 or 66 or from the Exchange Square bus terminus to Wong Nai Chung Gap Road.
Head to your next destination from MTR Quarry Bay Station.