Yuen Tun Country Trail
The Hakka form an integral part of indigenous residents of Hong Kong. Nowadays, Hakka culture has died down but if you like to have a taste of the culture, Yuen Tun Country Trail is definitely the right place for you. Yuen Tun, which was once a Hakka village, has now been transformed into the campsite of Civil Aid Service. Several village houses have been kept for the purpose of passing on the Hakka culture. These houses have been rebuilt into Yuen Tun Museum, which, with reference to the way of life of the Hakka, displays exhibits of furniture and agricultural tools Hakka villagers once used, offering visitors a chance to time travel. A Chinese couplet expressing travellers’ carefree moments is hung at the entrance of the village. All the words in the poetic lines share the same radical “辵” and add up to profound meanings, making it a popular photography and social media check-in spot among hikers. The section beyond Yuen Tun is mostly well-shaded path. Walking up the slope, visitors can view the beautiful scenes of Sham Tseng and Ma Wan when they take a backward glance. When viewed from the mountain, Tsing Ma Bridge across Ma Wan and Tsing Yi looks exceptionally spectacular. The higher visitors go, the broader the path gets, with a view of the scenic beauty of Tai Lam Chung Reservoir – something not to be missed.