Paperbark Trees in Shing Mun
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Paperbark trees, a species commonly used for afforestation in the past, are known for being well adapted to even the harshest conditions – their trunks can not only tolerate fire, but also withstand droughts and floods. You can see them lining the path of Shing Mun Reservoir, with their tall upright trunks soaring into the sky, which is a magnificent sight.  In particular, those near the reservoir have very thick trunks and sturdy roots, which are submerged in water when the water level is high.  The reflection of the white trunks of the paperbark trees and other trees make it a hot spot for social media check-ins and wedding photography.  In addition to paperbark woodland, there are other highlights near the reservoir not to be missed – the main dam, the valve house, and the bellmouth overflow, etc.  Don’t forget to take pictures as you admire these declared monuments.

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Transportation Information

Take Green Minibus route no. 82 at Shiu Wo Street, Tsuen Wan, to the Pineapple Dam at Shing Mun Reservoir. The journey via Shing Mun Forest Track is about 30 minutes.

Or take public transport to "Ho Fung College" bus stop. Walk along Shing Mun Road for 15 minutes to reach Pineapple Dam at Shing Mun Reservoir.
Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) routes - 32, 36, 36R, 40P, 40S, 40X, 46P, 46X, 47A, 47X,  48X, 73P, 73X, 936, N36, N48, 234C, 273C, 273P, 278A, 278P, 278X, 936A, R936
Green Minibus - 94, 312, 403, 403A, 403X, 94S (94S only runs on Sundays and public holidays. )

The transportation information provided in this website is for reference only. Please check the updated transportation information from the websites of Transport Department and relevant transport utilities before setting off.

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The map below shows the location of the scenic spot.
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Related trails #Pineapple Dam Nature Trail