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Distance:
12.5 km
 
Difficulty:
4 out of 10
 
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: 345 metres
Loss: 345 metres
Price:
HK$250
 
Highest Point:
152 metres
     
Time Spent on Trail:
4.5 hours
Walking: 4 hours + Breaks: 0.5 hour
     
Meeting Time & Place:
8:45 am
at Fan Ling Railway Station
     
Finishing Time & Place:
1:30 pm
at Sheung Shui Railway Station
Price for this hike as a Private Event on request
  or 2:15 pm  
on Hong Kong Island, if not staying for lunch.
           
Food & Drink:
Snack breaks en route.
Optional shared lunch in Sheung Shui at the end of the hike
- not included.
BORDER PATROL
A "stepless" hike

OK, so we might not actually be assisting the Immigration or Customs & Excise Departments in their fight against illegal
immigrants and smugglers but, most of the morning, this “stepless” hike along paved surfaces from Ping Che to Sheung
Shui in the northern New Territories does allow us to look across the border into China.

We start the outing, however, in a much more spiritual way by visiting the elaborate Wun Chuen Sin Koon, a Taoist temple
worshipping Master Lu Chun-Yang. The temple’s design resembles that of ancient palaces and its beautifully landscaped
gardens are interspersed with lotus ponds, traditional bridges and exquisite carvings.

Leaving the temple, our route takes us around
vegetable plots and through a couple of rural villages. While the typical New
Territories scrap-yards with their corrugated iron fences are never far away, these pockets of green quietness show that old
houses and new villas can actually supplement each other well.

It is then time to head for the hills as we follow the narrow track that runs along the ridges of Tsung Shan and Wa Shan.
Plodding along, we are able to enjoy uninterrupted panoramic vistas over the Ta Kwu Ling and Hung Lung Hang valleys and
of Shenzhen to our right and the Ng Tung River valley to our left.

While there might not be any stairs to climb, the walk along these ridges isn’t exactly flat either. We have a fair number of
ups and downs to overcome, but the highest point en route is a mere 152 metres above sea level.…

As we approach Sheung Shui, we have to battle container and dump trucks for a few hundred metres along the approach
road to the Man Kam To border crossing, before we escape into the relative peacefulness of Sheung Shui Heung village
where we conclude our excursion by checking out impressive
ancestral halls, interesting structures and – time permitting –
the walled village established in 1646 by the Liu clan.

Reaching Sheung Shui at about 1:30pm, it is your choice whether to take lunch there or head straight home.
Wun Chuen Sin Koon temple and farmland near Ping Che
View from Tsung Shan Ridge and house in Ha Shan Kai Wat
The narrow track along the Tsung Shan and Wa Shan ridges plus the entrance to Sheung Shui walled village
Michael Hansen, helping you explore Hong Kong's other side...
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Participants on all Hansen's Events' hikes and rides take part entirely at their own risk. By joining any of our events all participants are automatically seen to have
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Hansen's "Stepless" Hikes
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... exploring Hong Kong's other side...
Due to work commitments, holidays and other personal issues,
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.