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Pak Tam Chung to Sham Chung: discover the beauty and Hakka cuisine of Sai Kung Country Park

South China Morning Post
  • Written by South China Morning Post

Average hiking time: About 5 hours | Distance: About 13 km | Difficulty: Difficult

Sai Kung Country Park is stunning, lush and green, but few know of its hidden gastronomical treats, like tofu desserts, Hakka snack, cha kwo, stewed pork and more.

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Stop 1: Pak Tam Chung

Stock up on snacks and drinks at the entrance to Sai Kung Country Park. Head east from Pak Tam Chung, following Tai Mong Tsai Road. Then turn left to Pak Tam Road. The entrance to the Pak Tam Chung Family Walk is on the left.


Kiosks and cafes can be found at Pak Tam Chung and Sham Chung.

Stop 2: Cheung Sheung

Walk along the Yung Pak Corridor to a crossroads. Turn right here and climb through dense foliage. Emerge from the forest and into open terrain at Cheung Sheung with views across to Lui Ta Shek.

Stop 3: Yung Shue O

Descend and turn left to join the Cheung Sheung Country Trail, then follow the signs to Yung Shue O.

Stop 4: Sham Chung

At Yung Shue O, follow the paved coastal footpath to Sham Chung, where a few village houses are located. There is a cafe, famed for its Hakka stewed pork and oyster omelette.

Getting to Pak Tam Chung

  • Catch a taxi, bus 94 or 96R from Sai Kung Town to Pak Tam Chung.

Leaving from Sham Chung

  • The kaito (small ferry) runs twice daily services from Sham Chung to Ma Liu Shui and Wong Shek on weekdays, with a third service added during weekends and public holidays (no stop at Wong Shek).

  • You can walk from Sham Chung to Sai Sha Road (around 7 km, 1.5 hours) for bus connections to Sha Tin and Sai Kung.

Can't get enough of Sai Kung? Your post-hike adventures await here.

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