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Chuk Kok Tsui, the longest headland in the territory, lies to the east of Plover Cove, New Territories. It features the oldest sedimentary rocks and the vertical beddings caused by the geological folding and staggering actions [1]. Together with Port Island, Wong Chuk Kok Tsui is designated one of the sites of the Hong Kong Geopark.

The east coast of the headland stands a weathered rock named Ghost’s Fist. The rock resembles a clenched fist which is recognized as the landmark of the region. As Wong Chuk Kok Tsui is located in a remote area, it is only accessible either by boat or on foot.

Route
Wu Kau TangKau Tam TsoSheung Miu TinHa Miu TinWang LengKwun Yam TungHung Shek Mun AuLuk Wu TungFung Wong Wat TengPak Kok ShanNgong Chong ShanTai LengWong Chuk Kok TsuiTai LengNgong Chong ShanPak Kok ShanFung Wong Wat TengLuk Wu TungHa Miu TinSheung Miu TinKau Tam TsoWu Kau Tang
Alight at Wu Kau Tang, take the concrete footpath by the public toilet and head east to Kau Tam Tso. At the intersection, take the right path to Ha Miu Tin via Sheung Miu Tin. Make a right turn at the abandoned village house and then ascend to Wang Leng. After joining the Plover Cove Reservoir Country Trail, turn left to Luk Wu Tung via Tai Tung, Kwun Yam Tung and Hung Shek Mun Au.
A reflection of clouds
Wang Leng
Hung Shek Mun
From there, leave the Country Trail and climb up to the 295-meter hill. Cross two streams and head to Fung Wong Wat Teng. The trail then rises and falls. Continue along the main path on the ridge. Proceed to Tai Leng via Ngong Chong Shan and finally reach Wong Chuk Kok Tsui.
A steep slope
Subsiding clouds
Gorgeous landscape
Rocky cliff
A gravel path
A rock resembling a monkey head
Retrace your path to Fung Wong Wat Teng. At the crossing, take the path on the left. Then take the contour trail of the 295-meter hill.
Wu Chau Tong
Wong Wan Sai Teng
Double Island
After joining the Country Trail, turn right to Luk Wu Tung. Go back the same way you came in.
The rocky reef is Wu Pai
A forgotten ruby
Wong Chuk Kok Hoi
Bloody Rock
Tai Wong Wan
Shots after shots
Colorful stones
At the tip of Wong Chuk Kok Tsui
Tolo Channel
Taking the contour path
Sunset glow
Last shot
Transportation
Starting Point Route Duration Fare & Operating Hour
Minibus No. 20R Tai Po Market Railway Station - Wu Kau Tang
(Get Off : Wu Kau Tang)
30 min Details
Finishing Point Route Duration Fare & Operating Hour
Same As Above
Section
Route Wu Kau Tang Kwun Yam Tung Wong Chuk Kok Tsui
Time   2 hours 10 min   2 hours 45 min  
  Wu Kau Tang      
  4 hours 15 min        
Duration 9.5 hours
Distance 24 km
Difficulty
Scenery
Supply None
ExitNone
Note
  • This is a long distance and physically demanding walk with lots of ups and down, recommended for experienced hikers only.
  • The majority of the paths are indistinct and unsheltered. Not recommended in summer time.
  • Pace yourself so you could have enough strength, food and water for the entire journey.
SummaryThe walk along the ridge of the promontoary takes you to the far end of Wong Chuk Kok Tsui, exploring the gorgeous shoreline, including a spectacular reddish beach. This is a highly strenuous trek of around 24 km in length without shade and replenishment. It is recommended only for experienced hikers with tremendous endurance, stamina and an adventurous mind.
EpilogueThe walk to Wong Chuk Kok Tsui was a challenge beyond my imagination. The walking distance is around 24 km without retreat and replenishment along the way. Having learned other hikers’ experience, I was reluctant to give it a try. Nevertheless, my bother-in-law brought this up one day, prompting us to explore this piece of wild land.

We caught the minibus to Wu Kau Tang at 7:45 a.m.. Having a brief warm-up, we set off at around 8:20 a.m.. We spent slightly more than an hour to reach Tai Tung. At Luk Wu Tung, the clouds began to subside, making me wonder if we had enough water for the whole journey. As we headed to the trigonometrical station, the glorious Hung Shek Mun came into view.

On our way to the tip, we were fascinated by an anonymous red beach lying below. According to a Chinese article found on the internet, it is named Tai Wong Wan or Fung Ngan Nam [2]. This precious beach, which glistered like a ruby, was so impressive that one would never forget. Later we noticed a narrow side path leading to the beach, but we didn’t have spare time to explore.

As we veered off the main path, more fantastic scenes came into sight. On Ngong Chong Shan, we were welcomed by a vast view of Wong Chuk Kok Hoi. The path was carpeted with colored gravels glimmering under sunlight. The last checkpoint, Tai Leng, was just a short distance ahead. We hurried and finally reached the eastern end of the continent, Wong Chuk Kok Tsui. The Ghost’s Fist, a distinctive landmark of the region, is located at the coast of the tip, yet we didn’t have time to visit.

We started to head back at 2:30 pm. Each step of the way became much more challenging but we managed to finish our walk by nightfall.

reference
  • [1] Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department:Hong Kong Geopark‧2011
  • [2] 介子:東北區域面面觀‧野外雜誌‧1976-1977 (Reference material in Chinese)
Revision Hiking : 3 Mar 2007
Revised : 17 Feb 2014
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