Lantau Trail (Section 6) Man Cheung Po to Tai O
Hailed as the Venice of Hong Kong, Tai O is a fishing port situated at the Pearl River Estuary. According to the inscriptions in Kwan Tai Temple, many years ago there used to be three types of fishing vessels, namely trawlers, gillnetters, and longliners. As the once thriving fishing industry shrinks, together with fast-flowing boat traffic because of the criss-crossing waterways and convenient accommodation thanks to the opening of the Tai O Heritage Hotel, Tai O has become a magnet for the likes of tourists, hikers, and photographers in recent years. Access to Tai O, which is surrounded by mountains and waters as well as stilt houses, is easy with vehicular and ferry access, but the roads through the mountains are another route to consider. Section Six of the Lantau Trail starts at Lung Tsai Ng Yuen. Follow the signs for a while and you will soon reach a pavilion called “Nan Yam Ting”, which commands the view of an ancient stone path stretching from there to Man Cheung Po. As you continue walking downhill, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Tai O – Tin Lee Court, Yim Tin Playground, the ferry pier, and even the stilt houses near Sun Ki Bridge come into view. Soon you will reach Nam Chung Village, where there are several small houses constructed with green bricks. You can also navigate and explore the streets of Tai O, which will be quite an experience.