8th June 2019 – (Hong Kong) Lung Tsai Ng Yuen which means Garden of Enlightenment at Lung Tsai has been restored as a retreat in Southwest Lantau Island. The hidden gem, a private property, was founded by textiles baron Wu Kunsheng in 1962 but it became dilapidated after his death.
It took Wu four years and cost him around HK$2million to complete. The design is based on the classical architectural style of Jiangnan gardens. The main building which lies in the south side of the garden contains many Buddhist objects.
This hidden gem cannot be accessed by road. You can only reach it by foot. As it is not open to public, if you wish to go there, please remember that it is a private retreat and try not to disturb the occupants.
3 ways to get there:
- Lantau Trail Section 6 from Tai O. (Around 45minutes to an hour)
- Lantau Trail Section 5 from Keung Shan Road. (Around 1.30 hours to 2 hours)
- Keung Shan Path (40 minutes)
Get off from Tai O Bus Terminus before heading towards the pedestrian bridge located on the right behind the terminus.
Cross the bridge and turn left before you reach a sign post. Follow the Man Cheung Po trail sign until you reach another junction, continue to ascend the trail for 45 minutes. Keep following Man Cheung Po sign until you finally reach a map board, turn left and you will see Lung Tsai Ng Yuen.