Wu Kau Tang Country Trail
Country Trail

Trail Summary

2.4 km
1.25 hours
North New Territories
Overall Difficulty (2-Star Moderate)

Length (Rating 1-Star)

Duration (Rating 2-Star)

Gradient (Rating 2-Star)

Surface (Rating 2-Star)

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  • (Medium)

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Feng Shui and numerology play an important role in Chinese culture.  Legend has it that Wu Kau Tang, initially named ‘Wu Kwai Tin’, which literally means ‘Tortoise Field’, was renamed so because of the negative connotation attached to tortoises; villagers in the New Territories replaced ‘Kwai’ with ‘Kau’, taking the auspicious meaning of the dragon and phoenix.  Today, around Wu Kau Tang there are stone tablets with markings that refer to ‘Wu Kau Tin’.  The trail also features a hill fire lookout, which looks out on the entire Sha Tau Kok Hoi, including Yim Tso Ha Egretry, A Chau Egretry, mangrove beds along Luk Keng coast, fish ponds, and paddy fields.  The vistas of mountain ranges on the northeast of Plover Cove Country Park also come into sight.  The beauty of the landscape aside, the trail offers glimpses of villagers’ wisdom of making use of raw materials around them, as evidenced by Castanopsis on the stairs – back in the era when food was scarce, villagers filled their stomachs with congee cooked with milled fruits of Castanopsis, whose local plants are still easily spotted around the area.

Transportation Information

Start Point
Travel to Wu Kau Tang bus terminus by the following public transport, or take green minibus and alight at Chi Sum Road green minibus terminus

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) route - 275R (only runs on Sunday and public holiday)
Green Minibus route - 20R

End Point
Return to Bride's Pool bus terminus via Bride’s Pool Road for 15 minutes or walk to Wu Kau Tang for 5 minutes to take minibus for departure.

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) route - 275R (only runs on Sunday and public holiday)
Green Minibus route - 20R

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

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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