Archive for April, 2010

We went for a great walk in Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve with friends a few weeks ago. There is a nature walk and then three loops – red, yellow, and blue – of varying lengths. The reserve is one of the oldest forests since the government began the reforestation process. Many of the trees here date from the 1920s. The winding paths are well shaded and in the midst of dense forest.

We decided to start with the nature walk and it wound its way through a really nice forest with sign posts describing the different trees and natural habitat to take note of. It was all uphill so for the 4 and 3.5 year old it was a bit much but they made it. We had some lunch at the top (watching out for the monkeys – none of which were there) and then decided to do the shortest walk which is the red loop.

It’s simple enough to get there – we took the KCR from Hung Hom to the Tai Po Market stop and jumped in a taxi for the short ride to the reserve. If you’re looking for a good day trip that will make you feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle this is a great place to go.


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