MONKEYS, RESERVOIRS & TUNNELS
(includes MacLehose Trail Stage 6 & parts of Wilson Trail Stage 7)
Only 15 minutes from the bustling shopping malls and street markets of Mong Kok, the Kowloon reservoirs provide a gate to quite a different
world. A lush world of serenity and scenic beauty. A world where birds are singing, cattle roam free and the only hustling is that being done
Alighting from our air-conditioned double-decker bus, we cross the very impressive century old dam of the Kowloon Reservoir to make our
way up a gently climbing (closed) road past families of monkeys to the Shing Mun Redoubt. This is an old military installation consisting of a
number of bunkers and tunnels. Using torches, we will explore one of the shorter tunnels.
Shortly afterwards, we reach the Shing Mun Reservoir where we will stop at one of the barbecue sites for cold refreshments before
spending the next couple of hours or so circling this impressive reservoir along a nice, shaded and relatively flat paths. With a little luck we
should see plenty of birds and butterflies in addition to more monkeys and we might even come across the odd head of feral cattle in
amongst the eucalyptus trees as well.
The outing ends with a minibus ride down to the old working class and industrial neighbourhood of Tsuen Wan, where you might be tempted
to join us for a cheap lunch at a typical local café....
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and for any claims, injuries or damages arising thereof.
|... exploring Hong Kong's other side...
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|Due to work commitments, holidays and other personal matters,
Hansen's Hikes & Rides has decided to SUSPEND all operations until further notice.
Apologizing for any inconvenience caused,
we hope to partially resume our outings towards the end of the year.