Lai Chi Wo Nature Trail
Nature Trail Geo Route

Trail Summary

Length
1.2 km
Duration
1 hour
Region
North New Territories
Overall Difficulty (1-Star Easy)

Length (Rating 1-Star)

Duration (Rating 1-Star)

Gradient (Rating 1-Star)

Surface (Rating 1-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (High)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 3-Heart)

Located in the Double Haven Geo-Area, Lai Chi Wo Nature Trail passes through an old Hakka village. It is the best place to get close to wildlife in Lai Chi Wo, and explore Hakka culture and history. As the largest Hakka village in North East New Territories in the 1950s and the 1960s, Lai Chi Wo had 211 village houses, all of which were built with nine narrow horizontal lanes and three vertical lanes for traditional Hakka fung shui reasons. Behind the village are the Fung Shui Woods, which are home to more than 100 species of trees and butterflies. Some trees are even rare in Hong Kong. Most of the houses were left to stand derelict, but the ecology and the geology there have drawn many tourists, injecting life into the village again. The trail also features some unique-looking trees and a diverse collection of wildlife. For example, hikers will be greeted with Five-fingered Camphor and century-old Hollow Tree, Autumn Maple. At the entrance of the village, they will also be welcomed by White-flowered Derris, mangroves, mudskippers in mudflats, and Dwarf Eel Grass, the biggest seagrass bed recorded in the northeast waters of Hong Kong.


Transportation Information

Start Point
Take public transport to Wu Kau Tang Green Minibus terminus located at Chi Sum Road. Then walk from Wu Kau Tang to Lai Chi Wo for 2 hours to reach the start point.

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) routes - 275R (275R only runs on Sundays and public holidays.)
Green Minibus routes - 20R

End Point
Visitors can return to Start Point and take public transport for leaving.

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) routes - 275R (275R only runs on Sundays and public holidays.)
Green Minibus routes - 20R

Ferry Service
- Ma Liu Shui to Lai Chi Wo (Depart at 09:00 on Sundays and public holidays only)
- Lai Chi Wo to Ma Liu Shui (Depart at 15:30 on Sundays and public holidays only)
- Tai Shui Hang to Lai Chi Wo / Kat O / Ap Chau (Tuesdays and Thursdays only, except public holidays.) Depart at 09:00 at Tai Shui Hang, pass by Lai Chi Wo and Kat O, then depart at 12:45 at Ap Chau)
- Sha Tau Kok to Lai Chi Wo / Ap Chau / Kat O (No service on Tuesday (except Public Holidays)) (Depart at 08:30, 10:30, 12:30, 15:15, 17:00 at Sha Tau Kok). Note1, 2

Note1: Passengers must obtain the valid Sha Tau Kok Closed Area Permit before boarding at Sha Tau Kok Public Pier.
Note2: Passengers should purchase return ticket together with a departure ticket while on board at Sha Tau Kok Public Pier.


Tourism Closed Area Permit (Individual) could be applied through Online Application Platform of Hong Kong Police Force


Transport Department web page

The transportation information provided in this website is for reference only. Please check the updated transportation information from the websites of Transport Department and relevant transport utilities before setting off.

Hong Kong eTransport web page
https://www.hkemobility.gov.hk/

Route Map

The below map showing the route and the scenic spots along the hiking trail.
For details, please refer to the transportation information above and photos captions text below.

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