Another Scenic Exercise Walk
As I have mentioned elsewhere, I try to walk a minimum of 5 km every day. Sometimes it’s more, and occasionally less but, I generally manage to maintain my plan. You can find more information on this here.
I spend most of my time in Tai Po and various parts of the area, so much of my time is spent walking along the Lam Tsuen River. When I have enough time, I like to do something a bit longer.
The route follows the cycle track along Lam Kam Road in the Lam Tsuen Valley. To get to Tong Min Tsuen, take the 64K KMB bus from Tai Po Market Station and alight at San Tsuen. Alternatively, you can take the 25K Green Minibus from the Tai Wo MTR Station.
From San Tsuen start back along the direction in which you have come. The path and cycle track take you past villages and fields. At one point you pass the start of the route to Tin Liu Ha which is a pleasant half day outing.
The route continues along towards the entrance to Fong Ma Po which is the location of the Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree.
The Wishing Tree complex is worth a visit and there is a small Cultural Centre located nearby. A short detour would not take up more than 30-45 minutes.
After passing Fong Ma Po the route dips slightly as it continues along Lam Kam Road.
Also, another place worth visiting is the Botanic Union. Located in Kau Liu Ha Village, which is just before the roundabout, it is a unique garden centre. While there are many garden centre selling flowers and garden arrangements, the Botanic Union do so with a sense of creativity and entertainment.
Shortly before the roundabout the cycle track and footpath branch off to the right.
Following the footpath around to the left takes you over the Lam Tsuen River.
Two Items of Interest:
Nearing the End
This is a pleasant walk for anyone wanting to burn a few calories and see a bit of the countryside.
Personally, I never get tired of looking at the trees and there are certainly plenty of those along the route.
An alternative would be to start the walk from the Tai Wo MTR, ending up at San Tsuen and having a bowl of noodles and a cold drink at the Kwan Yick Store. Regardless of which direction you take you will pass by the Wishing Tree the Botanic Union and they are always worth a few moments of your time. And, it you do decide to take the route in this direction you could take in the detour to Tin Liu Ha (see above) as well.
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