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By The Loop HK Staff | November 18th, 2021
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Nestled in a scenic archipelago in the northeast New Territories, Lai Chi Wo is one of the oldest, biggest and best-preserved rural settlements in Hong Kong — and now, there’s a chance to visit this pristine village on an eco-themed tour.

Organized by Slow Food Hong Kong, the full-day guided tour on Sunday, December 19 will include a visit and walk around the historic village as well as the outdoor eco-farm. If the season is right, they may be a farm workshop (to harvest ginger or another seasonal ingredient), followed by a traditional lunch of Hakka dishes prepared by a villager. Another highlight is simply the  incredibly beautiful boat ride to and from Ma Liu Shiu Pier and Lai Chi Wo village.

To register, sign up on Slow Food Hong Kong by November 25, 2021.

The Lai Chi Wo day tour will take place Sunday, December 19, 2021.

Tour rundown:
8:50am – gather at Ma Liu Shui pier (ten minute walk from Chinese University MTR station)
9am-10:30am – Boat tour to Lai Chi Wo along Tolo Channel, Bluff Head and Double Haven, Lai Chi Wo, the HK UNESCO Global Geopark
10:30am – 12:30pm – Eco-farm  work or DIY workshop
12:30pm – 2:00pm – Lunch in village/free time
2:00pm – 3:30pm – Eco-walk at village, Fung Shui woods and farmland
3:30pm – 5:00pm – Depart from Lai Chi Wo by boat
5:00pm – arrive at Ma Liu Shui pier

HK$800 per person (HK$750 slow Food Hong Kong members), inclusive of return ferry and lunch. Children under 4 HK$700. Suggested attire: very casual, farmland can be grassy or muddy.