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Hiking: Chilling Out @ Tai O Infinity Pool

Date Of Visit:  June 26 2014

The Tai O Infinity Pool used to be one of the best kept secret in Hong Kong until recently. ¬†I was extremely¬†appalled to read¬†from online news feed that the pool is now officially a ‘garbage pool’¬†littered by selfish hikers and campers! ¬†This is totally¬†outrageous – hikers should leave¬†no traces of their visits to the natural environment¬†– so take away your rubbish, please!

Tai O is an old fishing village in Hong Kong, ¬†and often referred to as ‘Venice of the East’.

We caught Bus #11 from Tung Chung Bus Terminus. ¬†There’s a bus departing every 30minutes – and it fills up fast. ¬†The scenic journey¬†takes around 40minutes.

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Fishing boats and gorgeous waters

To get to the Infinity¬†Pool, one simply has to walk along the boardwalk then turn to the right at the very end of the boardwalk, then¬†continue walking on the path for 45 minutes. ¬†The path is easy to walk and rather well shaded (but I still got sun-burnt! ūüė¨ )

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Pink Boardwalk

But beware of the huge spiders, though!

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Massive Spider busy spinning its web

The Infinity Pool is an¬†abandoned water dam. ¬† To¬†the delights¬†of the hikers, the cold waters are¬†a welcoming delight to¬†refresh¬†after a longish hike! But shhh…it‚Äôs not actually legal to swim in it! ¬†ūüė¨

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Old Water Dam

The Tai O infinity Pool is also called the Man Cheung Po Infinity Pool. ¬†The waterfall is liken to a 10,oo0 foot piece of cloth falling from the sky – literal Cantonese translation. ¬†It’s a pretty oasis of half natural and half man-made, surrounded by waterfalls .

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Waters from the waterfall can run very fast especially after rains.

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There are 2 pools. A natural pool on the top, and a man-made pool at the bottom.

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View from the main pool, higher up

Catchment pool at the bottom aka Infinity Pool.

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During the weekends, the pool can be overly crowded with people.  But today?  It was empty.  The 3 lucky ladies had the whole pool all to ourselves!  And it was a perfectly lovely day too!

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Me

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Me again…

Let’s hope the litter situation improves… Be considerate folks! ¬†Take away your litter! ¬†Litterbugs are not welcomed! ¬†Jitterbugs are!¬†ūüėČ

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5 thoughts on “Hiking: Chilling Out @ Tai O Infinity Pool

  1. I’ve wanted to come here for far too long. Will have to make the trip out there soon!
    I’ve heard it’s best to go shortly after a rainfall, otherwise the infinity pool will be more like a pond?

  2. This place looks so nice!
    I have to note down this place!
    I got a great aunt living in HK.
    If I should visit HK, I’m gonna ask her children to take me to this place.ūüėÄ

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