Tai Tam Country Trail
Not only does Tai Tam Country Trail offer a getaway from the hustle and bustle, but also a glimpse of the historic waterworks structures in Wong Nai Chung Reservoir Park, which was converted from Wong Nai Chung Reservoir constructed in 1899. The park has preserved three declared monuments, including the masonry dam, the valve house and the weir. The trail follows the stone steps on the left of the catchwater and leads up to Violet Hill, which looks out on coastal views over Brick Hill and Lamma Island, as well as the cityscape of Central, Wan Chai, and Hong Kong Parkview. At Chinese New Year, the peak commands an excellent vista of the northern slope dotted with native Chinese New Year Flowers in full bloom. On the way descending to Tai Tam Reservoir Road, you can even admire the thumb-sized Chinese New Year Flowers at close range, as they hang on the trees like pink bells.
The below map showing the route and the scenic spots along the hiking trail.
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