Wang Pui Road marks the junction between Section
8 and Section 9 of the Lantau Trail. Near here
the dam of the Shek Pik Reservoir, a massive
construction, separates the reservoir from Shek
Pik Prison. On the eastern end of the dam there
is an observation platform for sightseeing..
From the platform an overflow channel can be
seen, set a little above the normal water level.
The overflow channe's entry is 24 metres wide
and, when the reservoir is full to maximum capacity,
a huge amount of water pours into it, making
a thunderous noise and making spray rise like
mist. The path next to the Red Cross Shek Pik
Youth Camp is the continuation of the Lantau
Trail. For 150 metres farther ahead there is
a wooden board giving the name of Shek Lam Chau
Campsite. Offshore the most south westerly part
of Hong Kong, the Soko Islands lies a few kilometres
away. The Soko Islands are made up of numerous
islands, islets and rocky outcrops. Tai A Chau
and Siu A Chau are the two largest islands. Shui
Hau Village is one of the larger villages on
Lantau Island. The main family groups living
here are the families of Chan, Chi and Fung.
Below the road is a small alluvial plain. Once
its fertile fields yielded good harvests but
today only a few of the fields are still farmed.
Crossing the bridge, the Lantau Trail continues
for almost a kilometre along the South Lantau
Road. Hikers should beware of the vehicles.
To Shek Pik: 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).)
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 Shui Hau: 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
Return from Shui Hau: Take bus route 1, 2 to Mui
Wo Ferry Pier; or take bus route 11, 23 to Tung