Visit the Historic Sites in Tung Chung and Watch the Plane’s Landing and Take Off

Visit the Historic Sites in Tung Chung and Watch the Plane’s Landing and Take Off

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Visit the Historic Sites in Tung Chung and Watch the Plane’s Landing and Take Off

Speaking of Tung Chung, the first thing that comes to mind must be Ngong Ping Cable Car. Apart from visiting the Big Buddha, there are actually many good places for photography between the town centre and the airport. The photo trip this time will visit some historic sites and beautiful old fishing village in Tung Chung, and get close to the airport to enjoy the breathtaking views of plane’s landing and take off! There are bike lanes connecting almost all the stops in this trip, so you can spend a nice weekend afternoon riding a bike to visit these places and learn about the local culture!

The cycling route is over 10km in total and you can find many supply points along the way. The route between Citygate and Yat Tung Estate is very well suited for beginners. For those with road bike experience, we suggest a longer route from Citygate to the end of the airport runway. Here is the detailed route: Citygate→ Tung Chung Fort→ Hau Wong Temple→ Tung Chung Fishing Village→ Yat Tung Estate (bike rental available)→ Citygate→ End of the Airport Runway→ Citygate. If you need to rent a bike, you can start from Yat Tung Estate directly and do the trip the other way round: Yat Tung Estate→ Tung Chung Fishing Village→ Hau Wong Temple→ Tung Chung Fort→ Citygate→ End of the Airport Runway→ Citygate→ Yat Tung Estate.
Take Exit A from Tung Chung MTR station and start riding along the bike lane next to Tung Chung Crescent
Go along the bike lane and turn right to this tunnel
Ride along the direction to Tung Chung Fort
Ride up to this pedestrian flyover
Turn left here
Continue on the bike lane after leaving the flyover. Get off your bike here and cross the road to the village houses
The entrance to Tung Chung Fort is right next to the Auxiliary Medical Service Tung Chung Office
Tung Chung Fort was once renovated into a police station and school. It is now a declared monument in Hong Kong
These cannons were used against invasion of pirates in the past
After Tung Chung Fort, we continue riding along the bike lane and go up to this flyover
There is a road sign showing the direction to Hau Wong Temple on the flyover
At the end of the bike lane, turn left
Go along the ramp on the right and enter the village
Hau Wong Temple is located inside the village. Enter the village through this path
Turn right at this junction
Follow the road sign to Hau Wong Temple
The building in front of us is Hau Wong Temple
A god statue left by some visitors before us inside the temple area
Intricate cravings on the rooftop
After leaving Hau Wong Temple, turn left and continue our way to Tung Chung Fishing Village
Head towards the direction to Yat Tung Estate
Cross this bridge on our way
Pass through these iron houses and head towards Yat Tung Estate
Take the path on the right to the end of the fishing village
The old buildings inside the village are well conserved
Some fishing boats are left on the muddy shore after the tide is retreated
A tiny bay on the way
The muddy shore after the tide is retreated
Looking back from the end of the village
After visiting the fishing village, walk up this ramp to go back to Yat Tung Estate
Go along this passage for fire vehicles
There are some bike rental shops. You can rent a bike here if you are doing the trip the other way round
Exit the village from here
Go straight ahead on the flyover, follow the bike lane to get back to Citygate
Those with road bike experience can continue the trip to the end of the airport runway. Walk past the post office and head towards the direction to the cable car station
Take the path on the left to the bike lane
Turn right here
Then turn left
Go under the bridge
Ride along this lane with the opposite sign and go up to the vehicle flyover
Go straight ahead
Go towards the red arrow position on the left side of the photo to the airport. Pay extra attention to the traffic and buses as we are riding on the roads
Reaching our destination (a path that instructs the planes to land)
Breathtaking views of plane flying overhead
You can take the same route back to Citygate after the photo shooting. The sky will be dark when you leave, so ride your bike carefully and mind your safety when going back to town.
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