Lantau Trail (Section 1) Mui Wo to Nam Shan
The first leg of the Lantau Trail runs parallel to South Lantau Road. Along the way, the footpath overlooks several villages, namely Luk Tei Tong Village, Tai Tei Tong, Pak Ngan Heung, Mui Wo Kau Tsuen, and Chung Hau. These five villages, whose outlines form the shape of a plum flower, surround Butterfly Hill, creating a sunken terrace – the plum shape and the sunken terrace, whose Chinese characters are romanised as ‘Mui’ and ‘Wo’ respectively, gave Mui Wo its name. Begin your hike by following the carriageway at the pier all the way up to the barbecue site at the top of Nam Shan Au in the Lantau South Country Park. The footpath is lined with Taiwan acacia giving some welcome shade from the sun, making the hike even easier. For hiking enthusiasts, this section cannot be any easier, but anyone intending to finish the entire Lantau Trail would be well-advised to adequately equip themselves beforehand and refuel at the pavilion in Nam Shan Au.