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Days Out: New Territories

Mai Po Wetlands
Resting and feeding place for over 300 species of migrating birds, run by the World Wide Fund for Nature. Open daily but advanced booking required. Mai Po Village, Sheung Shui station (East Rail).
Ping Shan Heritage Trail
Kilometre-long walk featuring some of the most significant historical buildings in Yuen Long, including the Tsui Shing Lau pagoda which dates over 600 years. By Light Rail to Ping Shan station.
Sai Kung Beach
In the eastern part of the New Territories, the beach is probably a day trip for city dwellers. Excellent facilities, including kayaking and windsurfing, the beach can be reached via Bus No. 92 from Diamond Hill MTR, Kowloon.
Kat Hing Wai Walled Village
Four hundred-year old walled village still inhabited by Hakka people who wear distinctive wide-rimmed hats. Near Kam Sheung Road station (West Rail).
Fung Ying Seen Koon Temple
Superb example of Taoist design and craftsmanship built in 1929 and set in attractive gardens. Fanling station.
Kam Tin Country Club
An all-encompassing nature park, including a range of children's activities, from bumper cars, strawberry picking and more! Pets are welcome and parking is complimentary.
Law's Organic Strawberry Farm
Organic farm in Yuen Long with strawberries, spinach and salad varietals grown on-site. Free admission.
Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail
Trail through eleven centuries-old villages, some walled. Highlights include the watchtowers of Kun Lung Wai and the Tang Chung Ling Ancestral Hall. Open Monday to Saturday (closed Tuesday) 09:00-17:00 and Sunday 13:00-17:00. Fanling station.
Tai Fu Tai
Opulent residence with lavish plaster mouldings and woodcarvings. Open daily (closed Tuesdays) 09:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00. Sheung Shui station (East Rail).
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden
Farm also operating as a Wild Animal Rescue Centre. The amphibian and reptile house, deer haven, butterfly garden and insect house are all open to the public. Open every day from 09:30-17:00 at Pak Ngau Shek, Lam Kam Rd, Tai Po, New Territories.
Sai Kung Peninsula
A chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong to this peaceful and quiet peninsula, filled with beaches and inlets, situated within the Sai Kung Country Park.
Zen Organic Farm
A 250,000 square foot organic farm producing high quality fruit and veg including figs, tomatoes, berries and carrots, with the help of the city's leading biologists and agriculturalists.
Tai Tong Lychee Valley
Animal petting farm and strawberry picking site, perfect for a family day out in nature. Entrance to the farm is $20.
Che Kung Temple
Temple dedicated to General Che, figure of the Sung dynasty. Visitors can consult fortune tellers aqt the temple. Open daily from 07:00-18:00 at Che Kung Miu Road, Sha Tin, New Territories.
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery
The monastery consists of five temples, four pavilions, a pagoda and a veranda. The main building houses 12,800 Buddha statues. Open every day from 09:00-18:00. Situated near the Grand Central Plaza, Sha Tin, New Territories.
Tsing Ma Bridge
The worlds longest span suspension bridge linking the New Territories with Lantau Island. Lantau Link Visitors Centre and Viewing Platform, Tsing Yi Island. Open Monday to Friday (closed Wednesday) 10:00-17:00 and Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:30.
Sha Tin Walk
Visit the Che Kung temple (open daily 07:00-18:00), Tsang Tai Uk, one of Sha Tin's oldest villages and Sha Tin Park.
Rainbow Organic Strawberry Farm
Open year-round, the Rainbow Organic Strawberry farm produce certified organic, pesticide and additive free produce, with peak picking season running between December and April.

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