San Tsuen to the Wishing Tree

This is a pleasant walk along a mostly flat path that follows the Lam Tsuen River. To get to the start of the walk take the 64K KMB bus from the Tai Po bus terminus, or you can pick it up at Tai Wo. San Tsuen is one of the regular stops. Alternatively, you can take the 24K Green Minibus from Tai Wo and ask the driver for the San Tsuen stop.

Shortly after the bus stop you will find traffic lights and a crossing. Cross the road and turn left and very shortly you come to the start of the walk.

The start of the walk. Continue down this path and within a few steps you are surrounded by greenery and the traffic noises from Lam Kam Road fade away.

Along this section of the path you will find commercial gardens selling flowers and a new addition is this organic garden. It is so nice, in a place like Hong Kong where every vacant piece of land is sold for development to see people making an effort to contribute to the environment

The path continues and within a few steps you come to the Lam Tsuen River. The following pictures show scenes along the walk

It is sad that in this day and age people have to be reminded of this.

A breakwater to reduce damage to the river banks during flooding

A farm on the opposite side of the river. Shortly after this a path leads off to the right. It is a bit steep but not very long and it takes you up to the Wishing Tree,

Entering the Wishing Tree area. There are some restaurants which serve hot and cold drinks and food. You can relax and enjoy the hospitality before starting home.

The original Wishing Tree, sadly it has to be propped up to prevent is falling over.

Finally you are at the entrance to Fong Ma Po/Wishing Tree and the end of the walk. When leaving the village you come out onto Lam Kam Kung Road and there is a KMB bus stop just to your right where you can pick up a bus or minibus to take you back to the Tai Wo MTR.

I hope you enjoy the walk. Please send me any comments you might have.

Published by stewartgoeswalkies

Happily married man to a wonderful lady. Living in Hong Kong. In my younger days I enjoyed hiking, camping and rock climbing. I've trekked in the Himalayas and climbed Mt. Kinabalu in East Malaysia.

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