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Section 1 Mui Wo to Nam Shan Section 7 Tai O to Kau Ling Chung
Section 2 Nam Shan to Pak Kung Au Section 8 Kau Ling Chung to Shek Pik
Section 3 Pak Kung Au to Ngong Ping Section 9 Shek Pik to Shui Hau
Section 4 Ngong Ping to Sham Wat Road Section 10 Shui Hau to Old Tung Chung Road
Section 5 Sham Wat Road to Man Cheung Po Section 11 Old Tung Chung Road to Pui O
Section 6 Man Cheung Po to Tai O Section 12 Pui O to Mui Wo
   
Starting Point: Ngong Ping
Finishing Point: Sham Wat Road
Length: 4.0 kilometres
Time: 1.25 hours
Difficulty: Fairly Difficult
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Introduction:
Section 4 of the Lantau Trail begins at the Ngong Ping archway. Near the archway there is a brightly coloured sculpted phoenix. Southeast of the flat land, a rain shelter gives wonderful views over the deep Shek Pik valley. One can look down from the shelter onto the Shek Pik Reservoir. The Wisdom path is closed to the rain shelter. Wisdom Path is a large-scale wood sculpture which contains 38 woods. The woods were carved on the whole "Heart Sutra". This section of the Lantau Trail passes above the north of Shek Pik Reservoir. The construction of Shek Pik Reservoir was completed in 1963. Its massive dam, over 700 metres long and over 50 metres high, was the largest in Hong Kong. Now there is a two-way road across the dam, and traffic moves across it all day. On the east of the reservoir, a flood-relief channel, 24 metres wide allows the reservoir to reach a total storage level of 25 million cubic metres. In 1963 Shek Pik held more water than any other reservoir in the territory. On a nearby hill a park commemorates the work and risks of building the reservoir, and an inscription there records the story.

Transport Access:
To Ngong Ping: Take bus route 2 at Mui Wo Bus Terminal; or take bus route 23 in Tung Chung. (Walk through the tea garden)

New Lantao Bus
2 Mui Wo Ferry Pier - Ngong Ping
23 Tung Chung Town Center - Ngong Ping

Return from Sham Wat Road: Take bus route 1 or 2 to Mui Wo Ferry Pier; or take bus route 11 or 23 to Tung Chung.

New Lantao Bus
1 Tai O - Mui Wo Ferry Pier
2 Ngong Ping - Mui Wo Ferry Pier
11 Tai O - Tung Chung Town Center
23 Ngong Ping - Tung Chung Town Center

 

 

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