How far is the countryside from the city? In the case of Pok Fu Lam Family Walk, the only family walk on Hong Kong Island, it is only a 5-minute walk away. Although undulating, this family walk is easy and suitable for family outings. The beginning section lets visitors appreciate the beauty of reservoirs from top to bottom as it passes through Pok Fu Lam Reservoir, Hong Kong’s first reservoir. Construction of the reservoir was completed in 1863 and the second and larger Pok Fu Lam Reservoir was built upstream from the original reservoir in 1871 in order to solve the water shortage at that time. The former watchman’s cottage, the gauge basin, and the four masonry bridges built of granite are all declared monuments. Beyond the reservoir into the woodlands are many bridges arching over running streams. The abundant water supply and the tall trees provide a habitat for a myriad of birds and insects, with both faint and clear tweeting of birds.