If you fancy exploring a natural world that most folk don’t know about within Hong Kong, then a day trip out to Hok Tau Reservoir could be in order. Located within the innermost depths of Pat Sin Leng Country Park, it is a region that is as much unknown as it is remote. However, the area is easily assessable via public transport and totally worth the effort to reach. Nestled amongst rolling hills and the gateway to the northern parts of Pat Sin Leng Country Park, Hok Tau is truly rural. Life moves at a different pace here, the locals are as relaxed as they come in HK. It rubs off quickly and once there, you certainly won’t be in a rush to leave. From there one can venture into higher peaks of Pat Sin Leng and discover hidden gems that lie within.
Hang a right and climb the stairs following signs for the ‘Hok Tau Family Walk’. One is quickly rewarded with stunning views across the lake below and mountains above. The well maintained dirt path then delves under the forest canopy, into a realm where light fights its way through the lush vegetation emerging in ethereal rays. Every now and then, a glimpse can be caught through the undergrowth of the surrounding hills. Keep an eye out for some of the delightful wildlife on offer in HK, especially on the quieter weekdays!
This far-flung corner of HK has an incredible amount on offer for those who enjoy venturing into the wild; a day trip here serves up an insight into Hong Kong’s past and the full scope of her landscape. Escaping to Hok Tau provides a peaceful retreat for those wishing to find space for reflection or satisfy a burning urge of wanderlust.