Places and Trails New Territories

Hoi Ha Wan and Pak Sha O

Early on a fine summer morning, Hoi Ha Wan – “Bay Beneath the Sea” – seems wonderfully serene, with the calm waters reflecting Hoi Ha village’s cluster of pale, three-storey buildings, which are set low on otherwise verdant hillsides, beside…

Sham Chung – curiouser and curiouser

With its traditional hamlets, old woods, setting in a basin ringed by hills within Sai Kung Country Park, Sham Chung should be one of the jewels in the crown of wild Hong Kong. Instead, it has suffered environmental vandalism, and…