The hidden jewel of Sai Kung – Po Kwu Wan

Po Kwu Wan is located near High Island Reservoir in Sai Kung.  It is a small bay with a half moon shape concrete embankment used by fishermen in the past for fish farming. The access to this hidden paradise is very secluded as it is not a commonly known trail to hikers in Hong Kong.

Po Kwu Wan embankment Image copyright : Dimsumdaily
Image copyright : Dimsumdaily

You will come across the Sheung Yiu Folk Museum which was originally a Hakka village built in the late 19th century before reaching Po Kwu Wan. The village and its neighbouring lime kiln were gazetted as monuments in 1981. After it was restored, the village was opened as a museum in 1984.

Difficulty : 4.5/10 (This route contains many hidden trails and it is only suitable for experienced hikers)

Duration : 3 hours 30 minutes

Direction :

Take Bus 94 or 96R to Pak Tam Chung Bus terminus. Walk along Tai Mong Tsai Road towards High Island Reservoir but turn Right when you see a sign and a small Pak Tam bridge that leads you to Pak Tam Chung Nature Trail.

Turn right here to go to Pak Tam Chung Nature Trail.  Image copyright : Dimsumdaily
Bridge leading to Pak Tam Chung Family Trail    Image copyright : Dimsumdaily
Sheung Yiu Folk Museum   Image copyright : Dimsumdaily
Sheung Yiu Folk Museum. Image copyright : Dimsumdaily

 

Follow the sign and continue walking until you reach Sheung Yiu Folk Museum. After passing the museum, keep walking for around 10 minutes before you see a staircase that leads to Sheung Yiu Country Trail on the left.  Continue to ascend the stairs until you see a trail on the right with a warning sign.

Turn right here to Po Kwu Wan. Image copyright : Dimsumdaily
Take this hidden path to Po Kwu Wan.   Image copyright : Dimsumdaily
Image copyright : Dimsumdaily

This path is extremely treacherous as there are many trees and plants along the narrow trail and walk for around 15-20 minutes before you see a smaller path on the left that leads  to Po Kwu Wan embankment. You can follow the same route back to Pak Tam Chung Bus Terminus.

The route to Po Kwu Wan embankment.

 

 

 

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