Saturday, February 08, 2014

Hong Kong 1 day trip - Shing Mun Country Park


Had great fun hiking with my friends at weekend. We tried the Shing Mun Country Park, which is one of the most famous monkeys mountaina in Hong Kong.

From Tsuen Wan MTR Station, Exit C, we took 15 minutes walk to Shui Wo Street taking minibus 82 and alighted at its terminal below Shing Mun Reservoir. The Pineapple Dam was just right there. It is a smaller dam of the Shing Mun Reservoir, noticeable by its country park sign that looks like an ancient city gate. Its name comes from the pineapples that many Hakka villagers grew here when they settled in the area. 

Nearby is the Pineapple Dam Nature Trail. We started hiking right next to the Visitors' Centre. In a few minutes, we could already see part of the Shing Mun Reservior on our right. We were able to find the beautiful golden maple leaves as well.

In about half an hour, we were already in woods. 

Cows were everywhere. There were little calves following their daddy and mummy for a walk. They were so small but seem to get used with people approaching them. Pretty cute.

Some hours later, we noticed some people dressing up and trying to get down from a bridge we passed by. We were quite curious on what they were doing. So all of us stopped and looked down the way. They view there was absolutely stunning beyond words. The stream was calm, so clam that we could have a clear picture of the woods from the reflection. As the colours of the leaves varies, it looked even more dreamy.

Time really flied and it was already 6pm. While we were on the way back to the minibus station, we could enjoy the sunset. As it was getting dark, 4 of us were freaked out coz there were like hundreds of monkeys running after us on the way back. I bet they were looking for food. It reminded me of Man VS Wild in Discovery Channel. Really couldn't bear the terrifying feeling and took no pictures of them as they were too scary. Lucky us reached the starting point safely. For sure will go hiking earlier next time as it sounds safer. 

No comments:

Post a Comment