SHING TOLO WATERFRONT WALK - Western Route
A "stepless" hike

Following a ride on the iconic Star Ferry, this long waterfront walk starts at the clock tower in Tsim Sha Tsui. Enjoying views
over Hong Kong's spectacular skyline, we make our way along the
Avenue of Stars to the train station at Hung Hom.  

Here we board the East Rail train for the short ride to Tai Wai, where we make brief visits to the grand Che Kung Temple, the
impressive Tsang Tai Uk compound and a small, but busy, Buddhist temple.

The Che Kung Festival, held on the third day of the Chinese New Year, sees thousands of worshippers gathering at the
temple to pray for good fortune. People will line up to light their ceremonial tributes and turn a bronze prayer-wheel in a
clockwise direction to avert bad luck and hope for a "good-turn" of fortune in the coming year. On normal week days,
however, crowds should be minimal, so we can enjoy our visit.

The Tsang Tai Uk compound nearby was built more than 160 years ago by a local businessman to accommodate his
descendants.

Our walk starts in earnest as we leave Tsang Tai Uk to make our way northwards along the shores of the Shing Mun River
Channel. We pass the Heritage Museum, a rowing stadium and the Sha Tin Racecourse before reaching Tolo Harbour at the
Ma Liu Shui ferry pier. Stopping along the way to enjoy a picnic lunch, we follow the water’s edge all the way to the
wonderful Tai Po Waterfront Park, where grass can be played on and coffee can be enjoyed.

From the park, it is just a short walk along the Lam Tsuen River to the railway station at Tai Po Market and the train back to
the city.
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Scenes from the Shing Tolo stepless hike...
Scenes from the Shing Tolo stepless hike...
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Hike Summary
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Distance:
18 km
 
Difficulty:
2 out of 10 (due to length)
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: 60 metres
Loss: 55 metres
Price:
HK$250
 
Highest Point:
10 metres
     
Time Spent on Trail:
5.25 hours
Walking: 4 hours + Breaks: 0.75 hour
     
Meeting Time & Place:
8:30 am
at Star Ferry Pier in Central
     
Finishing Time & Place:
2:00 pm
in Tai Po
Price for this hike as a Private Event on request
  or 2:45 pm  
on Hong Kong Island, if not staying for lunch.
           
Food & Drink:
Snack / refreshment breaks en route.
Optional shared (late) lunch at Tai Po at the end of the walk
- not included.
 
Note 1:
Participants staying in Kowloon or the New Territories might opt to meet group either at the Tsim Sha Tsui Star
Ferry Pier or at Tai Wai Railway Station. Contact
us for further details.
 
Note 2:
Should the situation so require, there are numerous easy opportunities to cut short the walk...
The last remains of Hong Kong's former rail terminus at Tsim Sha Tsui
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
agreed to have entered into a disclaimer which exonerates the outing leaders and the organizers from any personal or public responsibility whatsoever and for any
claims, injuries or damages arising thereof.
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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.