Tai Lam Country Park

Tai Lam

Tai Lam Country Park

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Tai Lam is the second largest country park in Hong Kong, ranking just after the most expansive Lantau South Country Park. When it comes to hiking routes, however, no other park comes close. There are twelve trails within the boundaries of Tai Lam Country Park, including the well trodden Stage 9 and Stage 10 of MacLehose Trail. This is also where the MacLehose Trail ends. This famous long-distant trail gives vistas of verdant plantations and Tai Lam Chung Reservoir.

Only a few decades ago, Tai Lam Country Park was a barren domain with scanty vegetation. Badly eroded by rain, the region is characterized by denuded hilltops and ravines. Soon after the completion of Tai Lam Chung Reservoir, afforestation began in 1952 to protect the catchwaters from erosion and soil loss.

The idyllic waterscapes of Tai Lam Country Park are made up of 7 reservoirs and settlement basins. The largest lake is Tai Lam Chung Reservoir, followed by Ho Pui Reservoir. For a scenic route that skirts the emerald waters of both reservoirs, get on Stage 9 and Stage 10 of MacLehose Trail. Passing through placid lakes and undulating slopes, the trail offers a kaleidoscope of enthralling vistas. Both stages are easy routes, taking 2.5 hours and 5 hours to complete respectively.

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