This is a tour which will change your impression of Hong Kong from “concrete city” to “rural beauty”. “The Land Between” or the New Territories, stands both, as a gentle reminder of Hong Kong‘s past as well as a symbol of its hope and plan for the future.
The New Territories, situated between the Kowloon hills and the boundary with Mainland China, is an extremely diverse rural and suburban area full of striking contrasts. This fusion of traditional customs and modern ideas, of scenic beauty and man-made achievements, makes it a fascinating place to visit. Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong’s highest mountain peak, provides inspiring panoramic views. Over the mountain lies a lush valley of orchards and vegetable farms.
Please make your way to City Hall "Low Block" in Central from where you will be taken in an air-conditioned coach on a sightseeing tour to The Land Between of the New Territories. You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide on this tour.
The tour will stop at Yuen Yuen Institute, which demonstrates the significance of contributions from Confucians, Taoists, and Buddhists to the society. Then it’s out into countryside, past bananas plantations and up Tai Mo Shan, the tallest mountain in Hong Kong, for a panoramic view of Hong Kong Island and Tsuen Wan industrial town to the south.
The tour continues to the north through the rural countryside, passing Shek Kong and onwards to a traditional rural market. Browse among colourful stalls piled high with dried fish, herbs and vegetables, fresh fruit and flowers – a pungent combination.
Head for the boundary with China, stopping at Luk Keng. Nearby are a Hakka village and a bird sanctuary where Chinese pond herons and night herons nest.
Journey through the Plover Cove Country Park and on to Sam Mun Tsai fishing village to see how local fishermen breed fish in submerged cages.
Finally, “the land between” will return to the city via the new industrial town of Tai Po, and drive past the Chinese University and on to 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 New Territories.
Our guide Sue was outstanding. Although she must have conducted this tour many many times over the years she was still very enthusiastic with her commentary throughout the whole... Ian Harvey
Scenic,informative,fun guide,great lunch!! excellent value for money... Lana Todkill
Start time: 0900h (9:00am)
Duration: 6 hours
The tour starts from City Hall " Low Block" in Central.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour concludes at a popular restaurant in New Territories
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
Pick-up is provided from select hotels in Hong Kong. If your hotel is not a pick-up location, you will be advised of the closest pick-up point. Kindly reconfirm the departure details in Hong Kong with your local activity operator.
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