KO LAU WAN & TAP MUN
高流灣塔門

This outing allows you to discover a few hidden island treasures of the New Territories.

Catching the (very) early, but only,
ferry from Ma Liu Shui our first stop is the small secluded hamlet of Ko Lau
Wan
. Though attached to the Sai Kung Peninsula, this small fishing community is accessible only from the sea
- unless you are a truly adventurous bush-basher.

Bird watchers might be interested to learn that the ferry journey through Tolo Harbour to Ko Lau Wan provides
good chances of seeing seabirds such as terns and phalaropes during the migratory and breeding seasons.
The White-bellied Sea Eagle has also frequently been seen from the boat, either soaring overhead or perching
on cliff top trees.

Leaving Ko Lau Wan, our next stop is the old pirate haven of T
ap Mun Chau, also known as Grass Island. Tap
Mun may be remote, but a walking tour of the island provides a charming getaway with trails crisscrossing the
island.

From the pier we first visit Tap Mun New Fishermen's Village and will later pass through a Taoist cemetery
before following a coastal trail to a hilltop lookout point. All along the trail there are splendid views over the Sai
Kung Peninsula, Sharp Peak, Mirs Bay and even into China. We will also explore a number of interesting rock
formations – indeed, if there is interest amongst the group and the tide is out, we will even scramble along the
coastal rocks to see if we can find the “Neck of the Dragon.”  

If you choose not to scramble, the lookout point is a great place to chill out – or to fly kites….

From the lookout we descend into the oldest part of Tap Mun and pay a visit to the rather impressive Tin Hau
temple. This traditional temple dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea is not only one of the oldest in Hong Kong, it
is also in excellent repair owing to a number of well-funded renovations over the years.

Our last stop on Tap Mun is lunch. The group has a choice between the New Hon Kee Seafood Restaurant or
the Seaview Teahouse....

We then conclude our outing with a slow cruise down the scenic Long Harbour to Wong Shek where buses
await to transport us on to Sai Kung and the big city….
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Excursion Summary
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Distance:
6 km
 
Difficulty:
1 out of 10
 
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: 90 metres
Loss: 90 metres
Price:
HK$260
incl. ferries and a refreshment
Highest Point:
40 metres
     
Time Spent Shooting:
3.5 hours
       
Meeting Time & Place:
8:10 am
at University Railway Station
     
Finishing Time & Place:
2:30 pm
in Sai Kung Town
     
  or 3:15 pm  
at Choi Hung Railway Station.
     
           
Food & Drink:
Refreshments are offered on the ferry leaving Ko Lau Wan.
(Optional) lunch at restaurant or café on Tap Mun island -
not included.
 
Note:
Consider bringing a tripod and a variety of lenses.
Ko Lau Wan & Tap Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong
Tin Hau Temple, Ko Lau Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong
Tap Mun Island, New Territories, Hong Kong
Hansen's Photo Shoots
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Michael Hansen, helping you explore Hong Kong's other side...
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