Hok Tau Reservoir and Sha Lo Tung
This route starts at Lau Shui Heung reservoir, from where we walk via the Fire Lookout (map marker 2) to Hok Tau Reservoir, one of the most idyllic reservoirs of the New Territories. This are two small irrigation reservoirs, set in beautiful natural surroundings.
After that we walk through the lush woods towards the wetlands of Sha Lo Tung, an abandoned Hakka village in a very tranquil environment. The buildings of the two main villages here are rated grade II historical buildings, and the area is a major habitat of dragonflies and damselflies. Explore the typical Hakka houses, and see how the people there lived.
In weekends a shop selling the local delicacy dou-fo-fa (sweet tofu pudding) and other refreshments opens in Sha Lo Tung.
From there we walk down via Fung Yuen, where we may pay a visit to the Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, and take transport to Tai Wo MTR station.
The tour will take about four hours.
Price includes guide fee.
Extra cost: taxi to and from the nearest MTR station.