Lai Chi Chong Geosite
Geo Route

Trail Summary

1 km
1 hour
Sai Kung
Overall Difficulty (1-Star Easy)

Length (Rating 1-Star)

Duration (Rating 1-Star)

Gradient (Rating 1-Star)

Surface (Rating 2-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Low)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 2-Heart)

Roaming the countryside has become an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city for many city-dwellers. Lai Chi Chong, located on the southeastern shore of Tolo Channel, is an arcadia popular among hikers. With shoreside mangroves, and rocks of varying colours by the shore and under the water, it offers a getaway from the hustle of cosmopolitan life. The rocks of the Lai Chi Chong coast were made up of compacted volcanic ash mixed with mud and sand in the crater lakes or nearby lakebeds. Layer upon layer of volcanic ashes, overlain by the mud and sand in the lakebeds, produces coarser-grained beddings of varying colours of alternate shades. Folding, faulting and slump structures in the lakebed, which are caused by the frequent earthquakes in the volcanic field, together with the calm bay, are a rare landform. To take a good look at the rocks, don’t forget to check the tidal information before setting off and go when the tide is low.

Transportation Information

Take green minibus route 7 in Sai Kung Market and alight at Pak Sha O. Get on the hill path and walk for 3.5 km. Or take ferry to Lai Chi Chong.

Ferry Service - Ma Liu Shui to Lai Chi Chong
Mondays to Fridays - 08:30, 15:00
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays - 08:30, 12:30 and 15:00

Ferry Service - Lai Chi Chong to Ma Liu Shui
Mondays to Fridays - 11:40, 18:00
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays - 11:40, 14:15 and 18:00

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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