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21
Apr
2024

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, 21 Apr 2024
Lantau
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. It is generally considered a moderately challenging route with spectacular views along the way. 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.

Hot coffee, tea and lemon water are being served at the garden.  Participants are encouraged to bring a packed sandwich or lunch to enjoy there.  

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 garden 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: $580 for Members and $680 for Members' guests including guides, a private garden visit, and round-trip transportation.
 

Schedule:     Meet at City Hall, Central at 9:00 am      (Will stop by Tung Chung MTR station)
                      Arrive back at Central by approximately 6:00 pm.

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