Explore the Abandoned Village School - Photo Trip at Shek Lung Kung

Explore the Abandoned Village School - Photo Trip at Shek Lung Kung

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Explore the Abandoned Village School - Photo Trip at Shek Lung Kung

Situated between Tsuen Wan and Yuen Long, Shek Lung Kung can be reached along the upper section of Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail. It is a popular hiking trail in Tsuen Wan District due to its proper development with concrete roads and facilities like pavilion. Sweeping views of Tsing Yi, Tsing Ma Bridge and Ma Wan can be enjoyed from the summit on a clear day. An abandoned village school namely Lin Fa Shan Public School is hidden along the path uphill. This nostalgic school is something worth to explore and makes an interesting shooting spot in addition to the landscape.

You can take bus no. 39M or 30X to Tsuen Wan and get off at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital. You can easily find the path uphill which is right behind the hospital. Those who plan to take photos of landscape from Tsing Ma Bridge to Lantau Island and to explore the abandoned school can turn back upon reaching the school. This round-trip route will take about 2 hours, not a long route though but still quite physically demanding as you have to walk up steep slopes and steps on your way up. Remember to stock up before you go.
The starting point is right behind Hong Kong Adventist Hospital
Taking these stairs to go uphill is quite physically demanding
Walk past an old banyan tree
Turn right at the first junction
You will see a sewer at the end of the stairs. Cross the sewer and continue the walk uphill
Take the concrete road at the next junction
Take the path on your left at this junction
You will reach a small village on the way up. Be careful of the dogs
Going up
Take the path as shown on the top left of this photo at this junction
The view is getting wider after walking uphill for some time
You can take a brief rest at this pavilion and take photos of Tsing Ma Bridge and Ma Wan
EOS 70D • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS • f/8 • 1/4000s • ISO 400
Tsing Ma Bridge
EOS 70D • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS • f/8 • 1/5000s • ISO 400
Ma Wan
Continue on the path after rest and you will soon arrive at this junction. Take the secret little path on your right to head to the abandoned school. Just be careful and stay alert as this path is seldom taken
You will arrive at the school after walking through a small forest
The iconic white slide that reminds you of the good old days
The slide is long neglected with cracks here and there. Climbing on it is not advised
EOS 70D • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS • f/8 • 1/500s • ISO 400
EOS 70D • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS • f/8 • 1/160s • ISO 400
EOS 70D • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS • f/8s • 1/400 • ISO 400
This abandoned school is called “Lin Fa Shan Public School”
EOS 70D • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS • f/8 • 1/160s • ISO 400
EOS 70D • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS • f/8 • 1/1600s • ISO 200
You can find not only the slide and the main building but also a toilet
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