Postcard From Ng Tung Chai Waterfalls, Hong Kong
This photo was taken in Ng Tung Chai (梧桐寨) in the New Territories, Hong Kong. This is one of the four waterfalls around the area, also known as the Main Fall. It is the highest fall of the city, as apparent from my failed attempt at framing it with my 27 mm wide-angle camera.
Hong Kong is often portrayed as a modern concrete jungle famous for its skyscrapers. Seldom do people know there are still a lot of well-preserved pieces of natural beauty in town. These four waterfalls originate from Tai Mo Shan, the highest hill in Hong Kong. They are situated right next to a village, providing a great example that men can live in perfect harmony with the Nature.
To get to the falls, some beginners-level trekking is required. Since the area around the falls is usually very humid, trekking there however was not a particularly comfortable experience the time I went last summer. But it was totally worth it! Of course I am talking about the stunning view of the falls, I have never dreamt of seeing such stunning scenery in Hong Kong. But more than that, the waterfalls felt literally like four natural air-conditioners, if not better as they are not as dry -- how rewarding an experience! Lastly, to tell you the truth, the reluctance to move on once we had arrived at each of the fall actually made the whole trip much longer than expected.
For more pictures of Ng Tung Chai, check out this album: picasaweb.google.com/112050282535142709557/20110618
Theo is a member of the Youth Travel Blogging Mentorship Program