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Yuen Long to Butterfly Beach: take a leisurely bike ride through cultural and recreation sites

South China Morning Post
  • Written by South China Morning Post

 

Average cycling time: About 3 hours | Distance: About 14 km | Difficulty: Easy

From the centre of Yuen Long, this easy ride to the seaside at Tuen Mun offers an encounter with Hong Kong’s countryside and new towns, taking in the area’s cultural heritage on cycle tracks almost all the way.


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Stop 1: Yuen Long Town Centre

Walk along Long Wo Road and arrive at Long Yip Street to join the cycle track in Yuen Long Town Centre.

Stop 2: Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centre

Up a short, steep hill is this charming display of artefacts and information about local village culture. The Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centre is housed in the Old Ping Shan Police Station, which was originally built in 1900.

Stop 3: Tuen Mun Cycling Entry / Exit Hub

Crossing via a footbridge, you can rest and refresh at the Tuen Mun Cycling Entry / Exit Hub.

Stop 4: Hau Kok Tin Hau Temple and Fa Pau Exhibition Hall

Immerse yourself in local culture at the Hau Kok Tin Hau Temple and Fa Pau Exhibition Hall. Take in the rituals and scents of this ancient temple site at Tin Hau Temple Plaza, as worshippers pay respect to the popular sea goddess Tin Hau. You can also see the extravagant floral paper fa pau at the adjacent Fa Pau Exhibition Hall.

Stop 5: Wu Shan Recreation Playground

This dedicated cycling circuit, Wu Shan Recreation Playground, invites you to take a spin, as the beckoning sea air wafts through the trees.

 Refuel
Refuel

There are vending machines and shops along the cycle track. Also, kiosks can be found in Wu Shan Recreation Playground and Butterfly Beach Park.

Stop 6: Butterfly Beach

Beyond the delightful Butterfly Beach Park lie the sands and rolling waves of Butterfly Beach itself. After the scenic ride, return your bike at Wu Shan Recreation Playground.

Visit the Transport Department website for more details on cycling safety.


Getting to Yuen Long Town Centre

  • From MTR Yuen Long Station Exit J, walk to Long Wo Road, where you’ll find a bike rental shop.

 

Leaving from Butterfly Beach

  • After returning your bike at Wu Shan Recreation Playground, go to MTR Siu Hei Light Rail Stop, where you can take Light Rail Route 507 to Tuen Mun and connect with the MTR Tuen Ma Line.

  • To enjoy seafood, go to Sam Shing Estate by taking Light Rail Route 507 at MTR Siu Hei Light Rail Stop and interchange at MTR Siu Lun Light Rail Stop for Light Rail Route 505.

Information in this article is subject to change without advance notice. Please contact the relevant product or service providers for enquiries.

The Hong Kong Tourism Board disclaims any liability as to the quality or fitness for purpose of third party products and services; and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, adequacy or reliability of any information contained herein.

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