Fan Lau Country Trail
The multicultural facet of Hong Kong could be manifested in Fan Lau Country Trail. Situated in the southernmost area of Lantau Island, Fan Lau Country Trail exhibits a blend of historical characteristics. Tracing Section 8 of Lantau Trail backwards from Shek Pik leads through the hill paths to the long and narrow stretch of Fan Lau Tung Wan, with the monument Fan Lau Fort at its end. As recorded in literature of the Ming Dynasty, the site once held 20 barracks and 8 cannons while the existing site was constructed in the latter years of Emperor Kangxi’s reign in the Qing Dynasty – it is little wonder that touring Fan Lau Country Trail gives hikers a sense of what time travel is like. Continuing from the fort would bring you to Fan Lau Kok, where you can see the magnificent scene of muddy waters of the Pearl River merging with clear blue sea waters coming from the east – a must-visit spot for photography lovers. Apart from the fort and borders of waters, there is a path leading to Stone Circle, which has a longer history than the fort – it can be traced back to the late Neolithic or the early Bronze Age. The stones appear to be laid out in an oval shape, remaining intact and highly valuable for appreciation.
The below map showing the route and the scenic spots along the hiking trail.
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