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Hiking Field trip to Lantau Island: Glories of the Lantau Trail with a private visit to Lung Tsai Ng Yuen Chinese landscaped garden

Marco Foehn
Sunday, 19 Feb 2023
The Royal Geographical Society is pleased to welcome once again Marco Foehn to lead a field trip to discover some of the most spectacular views that Lantau Island’s Southwest Peninsula has to offer.

The route follows stages 5 & 6 of the Lantau Trail, leading from Sham Wat Road towards Man Cheung Po and continuing all the way to the fishing village of Tai O. The beautiful landscaped hills offer a pleasant hike with some interesting scenery along the way.


The highlight of the trip is a visit to the Chinese landscaped garden, Lung Tsai Ng Yuen, which is situated directly above a waterfall surrounded by hills. This garden is usually closed to the public, however an exclusive private visit has been organised for RGS-HK members.  

On the route, visible are some of the local wildlife, including dragonflies, butterflies and, occasionally, an ox that can be found grazing. The ridgeline offers a beautiful view of the surrounding area of Tai O. A guided tour of the Lung Tsai Ng Yuen is led by the owner, David Wu, to further explain the biodiversity, elements and history of the Chinese garden.  

The distance of this hike is approximately 7.5 km. The difficulty is moderate to fairly difficult. There are some steeper climbing and descending parts.  

Marco Foehn arrived in Hong Kong in the early 1980s and worked for many years as a banker. He later became Chief Operating Officer at German Swiss International School and Director of WalkHK. With his passion for Hong Kong, he has shown tourists and locals all around Hong Kong, introducing them to the local history and culture, and explaining how this city has grown into a major trading city in Asia.

Cost: HK $480 for Members and $580 for Members' guests including transportation

We are delighted to advise that the owner is offering a garden-cooked buffet lunch for $200. Including hot coffee, tea, and soft-drinks.


Schedule: Meet at City Hall, Central : 9.00 am

Arrive at City Hall, Central: 6.30 pm (approximately)

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