New Territories of Hong Kong 'The Land Between' Tour
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 6 hours
Discover Hong Kong’s rural beauty away from the bustling streets, neon lights and the skyscrapers. ‘The Land Between’ tour will allow you to see another side of Hong Kong and it stands both as a gentle reminder of Hong Kong’s past as well as a symbol of its hopes and dreams for the future. Lunch as well as coach transportation are included.
Your first stop is the Yuem Yuen Institute, which demonstrates the significance of contributions from Confucian, Taoist and Buddhist to the local society. Then it’s out into the countryside, past banana plantations and up the tallest mountain in Hong Kong, Tai Mo Shan, for a panoramic view of Hong Kong Island and the industrial town of Tsuen Wan to the south. ‘The Land Between’ continues heading north through the lush, rural landscapes passing both Shek Kong and Lam Chuen Valley enroute to the traditional rural market at Fanling Walled Village. Here you can browse among colorful stalls piled high with dried fish, herbs and vegetables, fresh fruit and flowers – a pungent combination.
Then it’s time to head to the border of Hong Kong and China, stopping at Luk Keng. Close by is a Hakka Village and a bird sanctuary where Chinese pond herons and night herons nest. Next, it’s a trip through the Plover Cove Country park, and on to the fishing village of Sam Mun Tsai to see how local fisherfolk breed fish in submerged cages.
Finally, your tour will return to Hong Kong via the new industrial town of Tai Po, the Chinese University and Sha Tin, once a sleepy village and now the site of an impressive new town. The tour concludes with a Chinese lunch at a popular restaurant in the New Territories.