The junction between Section 7 and Section 8 of the
Lantau Trail is at the entrance to Kau Ling Chung
Campsite. Nearby stands a viewing point and the
Obelisk (South). The viewing point, 95 metres
above sea level, is a stone tower. The names
of nearby places are inscribed on the tower,
so hikers can locate the area's main features.
Its high position commands excellent all-round
views. Its origins date back to 1898, when the
Chinese and British governments signed the Sino-British
Treaty which added the New Territories to the
colony. Four years later, in 1902, the obelisk
was erected to indicate the new sea boundary.
Section 8 of the Lantau Trail follows the water
catchwater to Shek Pik. This section is over
five kilometres long wide, level and well shaded.
Four picnic sites have been placed along here,
making some of Lantau's pettiest and most accessible
outing areas. All along Section 8 there are impressive
To Kau Ling Chung: Take bus route 1 or 2 at Mui Wo Bus Terminal; or take bus route 11 or 23 in Tung Chung. (Get off at Sha Tsui Bus Station (Wang Pui Road) and walk along catchwater for 1 hour.)
New Lantao Bus
1 Mui Wo Ferry Pier - Tai O
2 Mui Wo Ferry Pier - Ngong Ping
11 Tung Chung Town Center - Tai O
23 Tung Chung Town Center - Ngong Ping
Return from Shek Pik: 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