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Tai Tan hike ( to Wan Tsai )

Saturday morning and my friend and I decided to try something new. We decided to try a hike in Sai Kung called the Tai Tan Country Trail.

Difficulty: 4/10 due to the rugged path and a tiny bit of a climb

How to get there: Take the Mtr to Hang Hau and exit at B2. On the left is the bus depot take the green mini bus 101M to Sai Kung Town. From Sai Kung Town’s minibus terminal close to seafood street, take minibus 7 to Hoi Ha. Get off near Hau Tong Kai. 

But we just took a cab to the start of the trail as it’s pretty time consuming.

Duration: 3 hours

We started the trail which was pretty, loads of spider webs adorned our path.

We came across a little stream on the way.

We continued on our way through the trodden path.

We got to see such beautiful flora and fauna along the way.

We kept walking straight.

We came to a wall where there were houses and we didn’t know how to proceed further. Thankfully we met this lovely couple who gave us directions.

We were walking along the coast and it was such a pretty sight.

The sun was scorching but we trudged along.

The sky and the blue waters were mesmerisingly beautiful.

We came to a secluded beach and stopped for some tea and chutney sandwiches. We were famished.

Finally after walking and walking we came to a board which pointed towards Hoi Ha and Wan Tsai.

We decided to go towards the Wan Tsai Campsite, relieve ourselves and chill. We had also run out of fluids.

Finally we took the ferry from Wan Tsai to Wong Shek Pier.

Schedule in site below:

https://www.td.gov.hk/en/transport_in_hong_kong/public_transport/ferries/kaito_services_map/service_details/index.html#k06

From Wong Shek pier there are buses like KMB 94 which will take you to Sai Kung.

However we were tired and thirsty so we took a cab to Hang Hau Mtr which is approximately a 40 minute drive and over a 150 hkd.

But this hike was fantastic even though it was extremely hot.

Do try it!

Note:

This is not a stroller friendly hike and please use mosquito repellent, sun screen and carry lots of water especially during summer.

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