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PLOVER COVE

Plover Cove Country Park was designated in 1978. It encompasses contrasting lanscapes.

Road to Plover Cove
Visitors can go to Plover Cove by taking the train to Tai Po and then a taxi or bus to Plover Cove.

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Road to Plover Cove

But the most fun and interesting way is to rent a bicycle at Tai Wo and Tai Po MTR stations on Hong Kong's East Rail Line. Then there is a 8 kilometers ride up to Plover Cove.

The way to Tai Mei Tuk, big village part of Plover Cove, is great for children as there is a dedicated track for cycles so it is very safe.
Road to Plover Cove
Road to Plover Cove
Road to Plover Cove
The cycling track to Plover Cove, Tai Po district, New Territories, allows discovering many cultural items such as old villages and old temples.
Road to Plover Cove
Those elderly people are enjoying playing mahjong outdoor. Mahjong is a popular game in Hong Kong but also is a common social activity.
Road to Plover Cove
Road to Plover Cove
Road to Plover Cove
During the 8 kilometers journey to Plover Cove, visitors go through many villages. Those villages feature typical "small houses", which are basically a building containing three storeys.
Road to Plover Cove
Tai Po district contains 133 villages including antiquities and old monuments.

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Road to Plover Cove
Road to Plover Cove
Road to Plover Cove
Traditional villages in Tai Po district are formed by a Tang or Man lineage. Annual banquets including singing performance are organized.
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These banquets allow the whole village to commemorate and celebrate together.
Road to Plover Cove
Road to Plover Cove
Road to Plover Cove
The traditional rural communities in Tai Po contain many old houses. This was built in year 1936.

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Many old houses can still be found in villages along the way to Tai Mei Tuk. This one was built in 1936.
Road to Plover Cove
Road to Plover Cove
Road to Plover Cove
From the cycling track, it is possible to see the future world's tallest Guanyin statue at Chi Shan temple in Tai Po to be opened in 2013.

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Construction plans were submitted in 2003 after a donation from tycoon Li Ka-shing. The statue of Guanyin, goddess of mercy, will be 76m tall. The building site is forbidden to access.
Sam Kung temple
Sam Kung temple
Sam Kung temple
Sam Kung temple (船灣岐山三宮廟) is a beautiful recent Chinese temple, located on the road side.

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Sam Kung temple
Sam Kung temple is bit away from the main road but it is well worth the visit.
Sam Kung temple
Sam Kung temple
Sam Kung temple
Sam Kung temple is located in Shuen Wan area of Plover Cove. The temple is made of thee parts, i.e. a part dedicated to Tin Hau deity, a part dedicated to Kwan Tai and a part dedicated to Confucius.
Sam Kung temple
Sam Kung temple was destroyed by a typhoon in year 1936 and was reconstructed in year 2009.
Sam Kung temple
Sam Kung temple
Road to Plover Cove
Tai Mei Tuk village features many eating places including two Thai restaurants so it is a nice stop for a good lunch.
Road to Plover Cove


The Plover Cove Reservoir is the first reservoir built in the sea. It is the second largest reservoir in Hong Kong. The largest reservoir of Hong Kong is High Island Reservoir.

The Beverly Hills is a huge complex featuring super-deluxe villas close to Sam Mun Tsai.
Road to Plover Cove
Road to Plover Cove
Sam Mun Tsai
Sam Mun Tsai is the largest fishing village in the Tai Po area. Most of the village houses are simple 2-storey structure.

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Sam Mun Tsai
With Pat Sin Leng at its back, Sam Mun Tsai area offers stunning views.
Sam Mun Tsai
Sam Mun Tsai
Sam Mun Tsai
Many visitors stop by Sam Mun Tsai to have a look at the fishing boats and fish farms.
Sam Mun Tsai
Visitors can wander along Sam Mun Tsai seaside or sail a boat in the nearby waters while enjoying the sunset or the sunrise.
Sam Mun Tsai
Sam Mun Tsai
Sam Mun Tsai
Sam Mun Tsai is declared as official Governmental fish farming Zone.
Sam Mun Tsai

Young fishes are reared in cages suspended from kept afloat rafts.

The local fishermen are raising fishes using rafts and advanced technology.

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Sam Mun Tsai
Sam Mun Tsai


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