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By Leanne Mirandilla | February 20th, 2020
  • Lantau, Outlying Islands

If you’re tired of your usual haunts in the middle of the city and fancy a little greenery — with interesting restaurants, historic sites, and other experiences to boot — take a quick ferry ride to eastern Lantau and spend the day in Mui Wo, where the pace of life moves a little slower.

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Silvermine Waterfall

 

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So named for the silver mines that the area used to be known for, much like Silvermine Bay and Silvermine Beach, Silvermine Waterfall is a quaint spot where you can enjoy the picturesque trees, rolling hills, and running water. It’s one of the least crowded and most accessible waterfalls in Hong Kong, too, beginning a mere 2km from the pier. Strolling along the nature trail that leads to the waterfalls will take you past many of Mui Wo’s other sites, too.

Mui Wo Bike Trails

While there are plenty of trails throughout Mui Wo to walk or hike along, why not liven things up a bit by biking, instead? Head to Friendly Bike Shop, which is conveniently located right next to the pier, and rent a bike or mountain bike. Then, either follow the nearby signposted route for an easier journey or go for a more challenging option, including various stages of the Lantau Trail.

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Bahce Turkish 

 

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While Mui Wo might not strike you as a place to find authentic Turkish fare at first glance, that’s exactly what Bahce Turkish restaurant offers. Enjoy classics like kebabs, falafel and mezze platters amidst casual surrounds.

Shop 19, G/F, Mui Wo Centre, 3 Ngan Wan Road, Mui Wo, 2984-0222.

Village Bakery

Village Bakery
Village Bakery

Founded in 2012, this little neighborhood bakery and cafe serves delicious, freshly made breads and pastries made from simple ingredients — you won’t find any unhealthy additives here. There’s everything from pain de chocolat and cinnamon rolls to palmiers and donuts. You can even buy a loaf of sourdough to take home. Watch out for seasonal treats such as mince pies and mooncakes, too.

Shop 2, G/F, Lucky Court, 16 Mui Wo Ferry Pier Road, Mui Wo, 2980-3344.

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China Bear

 

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A firm neighborhood favorite that’s been open for over two decades, China Bear serves up classic pub grub like pizzas, burgers, nachos, and fish and chips — and plenty of beer and wine, of course. Happy hour runs from 5-9pm every day, and there are quiz nights every Thursday. Grab a brew and an outdoor seat and soak up the waterfront views.

Shop 2&4, G/F, Mui Wo Centre, 3 Ngan Wan Road, Mui Wo, 2984-9720.

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Sourcing homeware and accessories from India, Morocco and Sweden, this trendy shop’ll have you set if you’re looking for something to spruce up your home, or for a gift for a loved one.

7 Chung Hau Street, Mui Wo, 2812-6685.


Around the Block

You can take a bus to most other Lantau districts such as Tung Chung or Tai O. You can even hike all the way to Discovery Bay or the Big Buddha.

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