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Hong Kong Travel Guide: A Relaxing Day in Mui Wo

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?

1. Hiking

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.

2. Swimming

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.

3. Cycling

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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May 1st, 2011

nice places in HK. Have not been there yet, must go there one day, will look for you, ok, Linda?
I have a friend who loves to go HK so much, brought one luggage, back with 3 luggages, she told me.


May 1st, 2011

very nice places for hiking, I like it

LCM Linda

May 1st, 2011

Star, of course, OK. :wink:


May 1st, 2011

Nice Share

Jimmy Shilaho

May 1st, 2011



May 1st, 2011

You must have really enjoyed your trip Linda.


May 1st, 2011

The pictures show that it is a beautiful place to visit.


May 1st, 2011

I always wanna visit there.

Martin Kloess

May 2nd, 2011

VG. for me it was the food and the night life,


May 2nd, 2011

Thanks for sharing.

Eunice Tan

May 2nd, 2011

Mui Wo is new to me. I only learn it from you. It is like a very good place for scouts.


May 2nd, 2011

Looks beautiful. I just imagined HK to be full of buildings. Thanks for showing me something new!


May 5th, 2011

Good article,thanks.


May 6th, 2011

The area you describe looks beautiful as demonstrated in your words and photos.

Baijayanti Pradhan

May 6th, 2011



May 7th, 2011

Hope to be in Hong Kong next year,nice place! :)

Clear Sky

May 8th, 2011

nice places!

Dee Gold

May 9th, 2011

I hope I can visit,thanks

Rhodora Bande

May 10th, 2011

Whenever my friends go to HK, they always do shopping; hence, that’s the activity I associate with the place. Thanks for showing the other side of HongKong.

CA Johnson

May 13th, 2011

It sounds like a wonderful place to visit and there is a lot to do there. I have never been outside of America, but I would love to travel to a place like this.


May 22nd, 2011

This is a lovely article,I enjoyed also seeing the photos. :)


May 26th, 2011

I hope I can visit there one day!


Mar 5th, 2012

Gotta visit this one whenever I go to Hongkong. Amen ^_^

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