Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Kwu Tung

Kwu Tung North is a proposed 447 hectare new town that will house about 120,000 people. Plans were conceived in 1998 as part of a wider look into building up the North East New Territories, which was reiterated in the Hong Kong 2030 plan issued in 2007. With the Lok Ma Chau Line running through the area, a station will be built to service the town.

Lowrise homes line south of Castle Peak Road, and this area is not part of the new town plan. An old traditional market building highlights the bygone days when this part of Hong Kong was very much rural and sparsely populated.

From the market, it is a short walk towards the Kwu Tung Reservoir, where dirt paths through the bushes lead up to Ki Lun Shan.

The path is marked by ribbons on the trees and is quite steep and slippery at times. However, the views are quite wide with Sheung Shui and Shenzhen in the distance.

At the junction, you will notice a much taller peak to the right with a trigonometry station at the top. That would be the highest point in the area.

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