Leading from Tsuen Wan to Yuen Long, this ancient trail
used to be a key communication route between the
two settlements. Narrow and rugged by today's standards,
the trail is a vital access route to villagers
of Shap Pat Heung in the old days, when farm produce
was transported to Tsuen Wan Market to trade for
daily necessities. Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail is
a scenic hike amidst lush forests. It offers a
spectacular view of Tsing Ma Bridge.
Apart from this
route, there are other ancient trails inside Tai
Lam Country Park, such as the Nam Hang Pai Ancient
Trail and Kap Lung Ancient Trail which were both
major access paths in the past. Along the section
of Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail near Lin Fa Shan, you
can gaze down at the magnificent Tsing Ma Bridge
and Ting Kau Bridge. The former is a suspension bridge
over Ma Wan Channel. It is a steel suspension bridge.
With a span of 1.377km, it is the longest road-and-rail
suspension bridge. Today, it is a Hong Kong landmark
known all over the world.