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Mun Lower Circuit is a walking path along the shoreline of the Shing Mun Reservoir.

There were once eight Hakka villages in the Shing Mun valley. Before the construction of the reservoir, the inhabitants were resettled in other areas such as Kam Tin and Yue Kok. During dry season, when the water is low, the ruins of the villages resurface and one may walk along the shore to visit the past.

Route
Shing Mun RoadPineapple DamWestern ShoreNorthern ShorePineapple DamShing Mun Road
Alight at the minibus station. Take the staircase by the visitor centre of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department and follow the Pineapple Dam Nature Walk. Turn right at the finishing point of the Walk. After passing the famous section which lined with paperbark trees, take the stairs on the right and descent to the shore. Follow the ancient boulder trackway and head north. Cross Tai Shing stream and arrive at a meadow.
Paper bark trees
Low water level during dry season
A famous photography spot
Unique
Old tree root
Vastly extended roots
Looking back near the centre of the reservoir
Old village path
Reflection
Refreshing
Visit the past
The path on the right leads back to the road
In order or scattered?
Terraced fields
Continue to head north and get back to the main road at the northern shore.

From there, turn left and walk along the road which brings you back to the Pineapple Dam Nature Walk. Then head back to the minibus station.

Transportation
Starting Point Route Duration Fare & Operating Hour
Minibus No. 82 Tsuen Wan (Shiu Wo Street) - Shing Mun Reservoir
(Get Off : Shing Mun Reservoir)
20 min Details
End Point Route Duration Fare & Operating Hour
Same As Above
Section ---
Duration 2 hours
Distance 4.5 km
Difficulty
Scenery
Supply None
Exit
  • At the end of Pineapple Dam Nature Walk, turn left and follow the road which leads you back to the minibus station.
  • On the left of the ancient boulder trackway, there is a path leading to the main road.
Note
  • The paths are not indicated on the map.
  • This walk is accessible only during dry season.
SummaryUnlike designated walking trails, this walk follows no specific route with particular sight-seeing spots. It features the remnants of village houses and remains of boulder-laid path, unveiling the bygone days of the villages.
Revision Hiking : 27 Feb 2005
Revised : 16 Jan 2014
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