by LCM Linda on 01/05/11 at 7:03 am
When travelling to Hong Kong, welcome to spend a relaxing day in Mui Wo, this beautiful outlying island that offers many attractions and recreations.
Have you been to Hong Kong before? Your first impression may be tall buildings all around. In this concrete jungle, you may wonder where people go to enjoy and relax themselves. This article introduces Mui Wo. It is an outlying island that many local people and tourists pay visit to, especially in weekends. All photos are taken by the author.
What can you do in Mui Wo?
There is a Hong Kong Olympic Trail connecting Tung Chung to Mui Wo. The length of the trail is 5.6 kilometer, but tourists have to go to the threshold first. Same for the Tung Chung side. So, it is better to count the total length as 10 kilometers. Some people need 5 hours to finish the 10 kilometers; I took 3-1/2 hours.
Say you like hiking, but do not have too much time. You also want to focus on Mui Wo only. Travelers can still try part of the Olympic Trail. The trail has eleven different patterns on the ground. Recommend partial trail that covers four patterns, namely cycling, athletics, badminton, swimming. There are several attractions in between.
a) Mui Wo Temple
b) Gateway of Pak Ngan Heung
c) Silver Mine Waterfall
There is a little garden and a cute public toilet. Waterfall is not obvious because the photo was taken at non-rainy season.
d) Silver Mine Cave
There are benches outside the cave. The photo was taken in the cave.
e) Mong To Au pallion
Continue going up, visitors will come to this pallion. Enjoy the Mui Wo view from upside down. It is time to go back for other activities.
There is a beautiful beach close to Mui Wo Ferry pier, Silver Mine Bay Beach. A hotel is located there. Tourists may like to enjoy tea at its outdoor café.
The place is suitable for cycling and there are different kinds of bike for rental.
4. A walk
The long corridor on the waterfront is an ideal place for a walk and taking photos. There are large stalls to provide foods and drinks.
Walk through the village, enjoy the rural feel and discover the Chinese culture such as the decoration, sound of mahjong.
5. Visit the Hung Shing Temple
If you are a fast-paced traveler and do not feel enjoying enough, do not worry. In front of the ferry pier, there is Mui Wo Bus Terminus. Tourists can take bus to Tung Chung where there is a big shopping mall with many famous brand outlets in it.
Or travelers can ride to other attractions, such as Tai O for the fishing village view, Ngong Ping for the Village that offers foods, drinks and shopping, and see the big Buddhist.
Mui Wo is a beautiful outlying island. It is a recreational place for many local people and tourists. If you travel to Hong Kong in the future, welcome to give Mui Wo a try. Hope you enjoy a relaxing day there.
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