Nam Sang Wai

Nam Sang Wai

Nam Sang Wai Crisscrossed by the Kam Tin River and Shan Pui River, Nam Sang Wai‘s rustic scenery attracts bird-watchers, cyclists and picnickers, as well as photographers and even film crews. You can explore the area along a network of paths. This landscape of (mostly abandoned) farms and glistening fish ponds surrounded by waving tall reeds and simple wooden huts will make you feel a world away from urban Hong Kong.

Starting Point – Nam Sang Wai Road

Start your exploration of this area on Nam Sang Wai Road, which encircles Nam Sang Wai. Stroll along the bank of the Shan Pui River and enjoy the lush scenery. In 2003, this area made the news when a 1.5-metre-long crocodile was spotted here. Named Pui Pui, she was caught seven months later and is now living in the Hong Kong Wetland Park.

Nam Sang Wai Road


Nam Sang Wai is popular with wildlife enthusiasts. The sandbar at the intersection of the Kam Tin and Shan Pui rivers is especially good for observing a variety of birds, including migratory birds. Mudskippers and fiddler crabs are also abundant on the wetlands of Nam Sang Wai.

Mudflat ecology

Scenic tree-lined path

Paths lined with tall River Red Gum trees attract city-dwellers to Nam Sang Wai.

Relaxing tree path

The Nam Sang Wai ferry

A small wooden ferry carries people across Shan Pui River for a fee. This is now the only river-crossing ferry in Hong Kong.

The Nam Sang Wai ferry
Yuen Long District
Starting point:
Nam Sang Wai Road
End point:
Nam Sang Wai
Average hiking time:
About 3 hours
Approximately 5 km
Replenishing stations:
There might be a few simple eateries along the route inside village houses. However, these do not have regular opening hours. Bring along your own snacks and drinks.
How to get there
From MTR Yuen Long Station Exit G2, at Sun Yuen Long Centre bus stop (on Long Yat Road), take bus 76K or minibus 36, 37, 38, 75, 76 to Hung Mo Kiu. Walk along Nam Sang Wai Road to the starting point. Or catch a taxi to the starting point at Nam Sang Wai Road.
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