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Field Trip to Lantau Island: Glories of the Lantau Trail with a private visit to Lung Tsai Ng Yuen Chinese landscaped garden

Marco Foehn
Sunday, 14 Apr 2019
Meet at Central at 9.00am
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The Royal Geographical Society is pleased to welcome once again Marco Foehn to lead a field trip to discover some of the most spectacular views that Lantau Island’s Southwest Peninsula has to offer.  

The route follows stages 5 & 6 of the Lantau Trail, leading from Sham Wat Road towards Man Cheung Po and continuing all the way to the fishing village of Tai O.  The beautiful landscaped hills offer a pleasant hike with some interesting scenery along the way.

The highlight of the trip is a visit to the Chinese landscaped garden, Lung Tsai Ng Yuen, which is situated directly above a waterfall surrounded by hills.  This garden is usually closed to the public, however an exclusive private visit has been organised for Royal Geographical Society members.

On the route, visible are some of the local wildlife, including dragonflies, butterflies and, occasionally, an ox that can be found grazing.  The ridgeline offers a beautiful view of the surrounding area of Tai O.
Difficulty of the hike is moderate but there are some steeper climbing and descending parts.

Marco Foehn arrived in Hong Kong in the early 1980s and worked as a banker.  Last year he retired as Chief Operating Officer at the German Swiss International School and Director of WalkHK. With his passion for Hong Kong, he has shown tourists and locals all around Hong Kong, introducing them to the local history and culture, and explained how this city has grown into a major trading city in Asia. 

Price: HK$230 for Members and $330 for Members' guests. Bus ticket $70.

Schedule:     Meet at Central:    9.00 am
                    Arrive at Central:   6.00 pm (approximately)

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