One of the most inspiring natural views in Hong Kong, the Tai Tam Country Park.
It is located in the Eastern corner of Hong Kong Island. From Jardine's lookout in the North, it sprawls across rolling slopes of The Twins to end at the Southern border on Stanley Gap Road.
The western border lies in Wong Nai Chung Gap, while Tai Tam Road marks its eastern boundary.
Designated in 1977, the park occupies a total area if 1,315 hectares, or one fifth of Hong Kong Island's land area.
Hong Kong is remarkable because you can step from busy urban areas into peaceful countryside in minutes. That's particularly true for the Dragon's Back trail.
This trail is the city's finest and most surprising ramble and you're so close to the city, but could hardly feel farther away. Once you leave Wong Nei Chung Gap and enter the Tai Tam Park, this is rural walking at its best.
Among the most popular attractions featured in Tai Tam park are the 4 Water Reservoirs that were the key water storage facilities of the Island in the early years, known as the Tai Tam Group;
Tai Tam country park in Hong Kong
Built between 1889 and 1917, these reservoirs have an aggregate capacity of 9 million m3. Also found in the park; remnants of war, such as forts, magazines and wartime communal stoves.
Tai Tam was a bloody battleground during World War II.
Here, the invading Japanese met a strong resistance from the defending British troops.
Tai Tam Country Park is located in the Tai Tam area in the south end of Hong Kong Island.
Take the MTR train to Admiralty station Exit A and then take a taxi straight to Tai Tam. It is about 18 mins taxi drive @ HK$65. Please refer to the map below for the travel map route.
Here's the Tai Tam Country Park travel route map:
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