The beginning section of Tai Tan Country Trail is in
parallel with Hau Tong Kai, before arriving at
Tai Tan Village. This bucolic hamlet is rimmed
by coastal mangals where the nearby mudflats are
home to mudskippers and fiddler crabs.
The path skirts
along the coast, unveiling beautiful scenery of Tai
Tan Channel, Ko Lau Wan and Tap Mun across the bay.
At Nam Fung Wan, hikers can take a detour on the
right to Wan Tsai Peninsula. The promontory was a
borrow area in early 1980s. Afterwards, with large
scale reforestation programme to repair the damaged
landscape, and Sai Kung West Country Park Wan Tsai
Extension was designated in 1996, the peninsula now
boasts rich vegetation and a modern campsite for
large group events.
If you take the
coastal path on the left via Lan Lo Au, there is
a spectacular view of Hoi Ha Wan. A sheltered and
unpolluted bay, Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park provides perfect
habitats for marine animals such as corals, coral
reef fishes, star fish and jelly fish.
The trail passes
an abandoned lime kiln before entering Hoi Ha Village.
This kiln is a famous relic showing early industry
of lime production with oyster shells or coral skeletons