Tai Tam Waterworks Heritage Trail, Hong Kong

4.8
#10 of 31 in Trails in Hong Kong
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Tai Tam Waterworks Heritage Trail is a heritage trail in Hong Kong that comprises 22 waterworks structures with historical value near the Tai Tam group of reservoirs. The Trail is about 5 km long and takes about two hours to complete. The Trail is located along the Tai Tam Reservoir Road with entrance at Wong Nai Chung Gap near Hong Kong Parkview or at the junction of Tai Tam Road and Tai Tam Reservoir Road. Ten information stations were established en route to introduce the functions and historic values of the structures. Guided tours will be organised for schools and non-profit making organisations.

Entrance (Tai Tam Road): 22°14′22″N 114°13′23″E

Entrance (Parkview): 22°15′33″N 114°12′01″E

A total of 41 pre-World War II waterworks structures located in six reservoir areas, namely Pok Fu Lam Reservoir, Tai Tam Group of Reservoirs, Wong Nai Chung Reservoir, Kowloon Reservoir, Shing Mun (Jubilee) Reservoir and Aberdeen Reservoir, were declared as monuments in September 2009, to recognise the heritage value of waterworks facilities built in pre-war era. The Trail was established for the declared monuments in the Tai Tam Group of Reservoirs to help the public appreciate the history of water supply and the waterworks structures in Hong Kong. Among the six reservoirs, Wong Nai Chung Reservoir has been converted into a boating park since 1986, while the other reservoirs are still operating.
Put Tai Tam Waterworks Heritage Trail into our Hong Kong trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hong Kong.
Source
Create an itinerary including Tai Tam Waterworks Heritage Trail
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tai Tam Waterworks Heritage Trail reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
28 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This trail offers great walks with wonderful scenery around the reservoirs, the trails are varied and you can choose according to you ability. The heritage aspect includes many water-related...  more »
  • It's a long walk and steep at times - but try to go all the way around the trail to Violet Hill. The views of Repulse Bay are INCREDIBLE. A must do!!  more »

Plan your trip to Hong Kong

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Hong Kong

See all ›
4.1
Duration: 8 hours
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
4.1
Duration: 8 hours
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Hong Kong

See all ›
4.6
Duration: 6 hours
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Hong Kong

5.0
Duration: 4 hours
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Hong Kong

See all ›
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Hong Kong

See all ›
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
3.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
2.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Hong Kong

4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.0
Duration: 3h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min