Tai Lam Reservoir Islands Viewpoint
Viewing Points

Trail Summary
7.5 km
3 hours
West New Territories
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Reservoirs in Hong Kong are not only livelihood facilities, but they also contribute to the natural and artificial beauty in the countryside. One such example is Tai Lam Chung Reservoir, also known as Thousand-island Lake, in Tuen Mun.  Completed in 1957, Tai Lam Chung Reservoir was the first reservoir built in Hong Kong after the Second World War.  Since the original site of the reservoir was in the hills and valleys, as water fills the area, islands of varying sizes emerge.  With Chinese Red Pine, Slash Pine, Swamp Mahogany, and Lemon-scented Gum, the island is verdant with a view of Thousand Island Lake. Reservoir Islands Viewpoint is located on Section 10 of the MacLehose Trail.  The signage displaying the scenic beauty of Tai Lam Chung Reservoir indicates the entrance of a footpath made of timber and sand.  Take the steps and walk for about 200 metres, you will reach the Viewpoint overlooking the entire Thousand Island Lake with the upstream dam of Tai Lam Chung Tsuen, To Hang Tung and Siu Lam to the South.  The view even extends to Lantau Island.

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Transportation Information

To go:
Take MTR Bus K66 or minibus from Yuen Long Citistore to Tai Tong, walk along Tai Tong Shan Road and turn to MacLehose Trail
Section 10 to reach Reservoir Islands Viewpoint.
Take green minibus route 43, alight at the Tin Hau Temple on So Kwun Wat Tsuen Road, walk towards Pak Shek Hang to MacLehose Trail Section 10, then walk along MacLehose Trail Section 10 in reverse direction to Reservoir Islands Viewpoint.

To leave:
Walk along MacLehose Trail Section 10 to distance post M183, then walk to Wong Nai Tun Tsuen to take MTR Bus K66 or minibus via Wong Nai Tun Irrigation Reservoir and Yeung Ka Tsuen.
Walk along MacLehose Trail Section 10 towards Tai Tong Shan Road and take MTR Bus K66 or minibus.
Walk along MacLehose Trail Section 10 to the picnic site near the distance post M192, go downhill to leave MacLehose Trail, walk along So Kwun Wat Road to Gold Coast to take public transport; or continue MacLehose Trail Section 10 towards Tuen Mun, arrive Tuen Mun town through Ho Fuk Tong, and take MTR Tuen Ma line, Light Rail or other public transport.

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Route Map

The map below shows the location of the scenic spot.
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