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Hiking: Lai Chee Woo 荔枝窩 (Tai Po) on Sun 19 Nov 2006

Meeting at 11:30am at Tai Po Market KCR rail station ticket office
Please have a big breakfast before you come, as we will have a late lunch at around 2pm at 荔枝窩 Lai Chee Woo.

We'll take bus no. 95 to the Start of Bride's Pool Trail.

Route description
We start our trip at Bride's Pool Trail. After passing through several villages like Wu Kau Tang, Kau Tam Tso, and Sam A Chung which is an excellent site for watching butterflies, we reach the Yan Chau Tong Marine Park, often regarded as the "Guilin in Hong Kong". We take a break at the interesting village Lai Chi Wo, where simple lunch can be served. The place is also well known for its nearby mangrove plantation. We depart via Fan Shui Au and Kuk Po Village to Luk Keng where flocks of egret can sometimes be seen. After having late-afternoon tea at a food store we take the minubus back to Tai Po. Including lunch and afternoon tea time, the whole event takes about 7 hours.

Bring: water (1.5 litres), some snacks (food available at Lai Chi Wo though), jacket, camera and also a torch.

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