Hey guys! I’m excited to share with you a new series, all about going green in Hong Kong!
As many of you probably know, I’m such a huge fan of the outdoors. And whilst I’m naturally drawn to the hustle and bustle of the amazing city that Hong Kong is, I have to say what I love most is the fact that it’s so easy to access gorgeous, unspoilt green spaces that are up there with the best in the world.
Which is why I was so happy when Hong Kong tourism asked me to be part of a new tourism campaign – all about sharing Hong Kong’s lesser-known outdoor treasures with a range of new green tours, as part of their new Great Outdoors campaign. The new campaign offers five incredible outdoor tours, each run by qualified eco-tour guides.
I was overjoyed to get to go on three of these amazing green tours, visiting places in Hong Kong that I had never ever been before. It was such a delight! Over the next few months I’ll be sharing with you my experiences, which are the perfect inspiration for planning your next trip.
First up? An step back in time with a gorgeous hike to traditional Hakka villages in Lai Chi Wo in the New Territories.
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Hiking The Traditional Villages of Hong Kong
Visiting Lai Chi Wo
Dating back more than 400 years, Lai Chi Wo was once among the most affluent villages in the Northeastern New Territories. The houses and the feng shui woods behind the village rare well preserved and are a great way to experience a slice of very old Hong Kong.
I’ve never been on a guided hike before, so it was a first for me and I was a bit nervous, but I loved it! The guide made us feel completely comfortable the whole time, and had such a huge range of knowledge not only about the hike but everything to do with Hong Kong. I learnt so much!
The tour took us through a stunning valley and along the coast, and we stopped for a delicious lunch overlooking the water, before hiking on to explore the traditional village of Lai Chi Wo. We finished with a refreshing boat ride back home, it was truly a lovely day and one that I recommend you add to your itinerary if you’re planning a visit to Hong Kong.
This post is in collaboration with Hong Kong Tourism. Stay tuned for the rest in this series!