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Section 1 Mui Wo to Nam Shan Section 7 Tai O to Kau Ling Chung
Section 2 Nam Shan to Pak Kung Au Section 8 Kau Ling Chung to Shek Pik
Section 3 Pak Kung Au to Ngong Ping Section 9 Shek Pik to Shui Hau
Section 4 Ngong Ping to Sham Wat Road Section 10 Shui Hau to Old Tung Chung Road
Section 5 Sham Wat Road to Man Cheung Po Section 11 Old Tung Chung Road to Pui O
Section 6 Man Cheung Po to Tai O Section 12 Pui O to Mui Wo
   
Starting Point: Tai O
Finishing Point: Kau Ling Chung
Length: 10.5 kilometres
Time: 3.0 hours
Difficulty: Very Difficult
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Introduction:
Going on along the trail one passes Fan Kwai Tong. At the end of a line of houses, the trail climbs up from the coast. These are the most southwesterly waters of Hong Kong, close to the Pearl River Estuary. The water is brown and silt laden, because of the mixing together of river water and seawater. Because of its low saline water, the Chinese White Dolphins lives here. Near the middle of Yi O Wan at Distance Post L061 a wide stream flows down under a bridge into the sea. Where the cement road ends, one enters Yi O Village. Here, beside the shallow inter-tidal shore, mangroves grow. Kan Tau Au, an open pass between the hills, is at Distance Post L065. Beyond some old stone walls the view becomes wider. The bay lying below is Tsin Yue Wan, and the island just offshore is Kai Yet Kok. This small island, with a protruding south arm and a low north part, looks like a chicken wing and the words Kai Yet in fact mean 'chicken wing'. At Distance Post L072, one can see the promontory of Kau Ling Chung. Continue for about 300 metres where a trail goes down to Kau Ling Chung Campsite. Heading uphill, past some mountainside streams, one comes to the Kau Ling Chung catchwater.

Remarks: Farmland rehabilitation within private lots in Yi O Kau Tsuen and Yi O San Tsuen is in progress. The land owners there do not allow unauthorized access to the villages. The section of Lantau Trail Section 7 passing through these villages will be affected. Visitors who wish to come and go to Fan Lau, Kau Ling Chung or Tai O are advised to choose alternative routes from distance post L059 via Nga Ying Shan, Shui Lo Cho, Fan Shui Au, Tai Hom Shum, Sham Hang Lek, Fan Lau Teng to the end of Kau ling Chung catchwater. For details, please refer to the map provided in the following link: Temporary Diversion of Lantau Trail Section 7

 

Transport Access:
To Tai O: Take bus route 1 at Mui Wo Bus Terminal; or take bus route 11 in Tung Chung. (Walk along the footpath beside the salt pans and reach Nam Chung Village)

New Lantao Bus
1 Mui Wo Ferry Pier - Tai O
11 Tung Chung Town Center - Tai O

Return from Kau Ling Chung: Walk along Kau Ling Chung Catchwater for 1 hour and reach Keung Shan Road. Take bus route 1 or 2 to Mui Wo Ferry Pier; or take bus route 11 or 23 to Tung Chung.

New Lantao Bus
1 Tai O - Mui Wo Ferry Pier
2 Ngong Ping - Mui Wo Ferry Pier
11 Tai O - Tung Chung Town Center
23 Ngong Ping - Tung Chung Town Center

 

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