ROUTE TWISK AND LAM TSUEN VALLEY This tour of the northern New Territories commences in Tsuen Wan and follows Route Twisk to Kam Tin then, close to the mainland border, passes along the Lam Tsuen Valley to Tai Po through some outstanding scenery and the option to visit various attractions including two old walled villages, Tin Hau Temples, a famous Wishing Tree, a traditional wet market, Man Mo Temple and Railway Museum. KMB Bus 64 from Kam Tin (Mung Yeung School) to Fong Ma Po (Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees) 5. MTR East Rail to Kowloon or Hong Kong Island All buses are equipped with visual and audible next bus stop announcement systems.
KMB Bus 54 or 251B Sheung Tsuen Bus Terminus to Kat Hing Wai 4.
The bus quickly reaches Tseun Kam Interchange in the suburbs of Tsuen Wan and starts the long twisting climb along Route Twisk, a former military road built by the Royal Engineers as an escape route for personnel from the British Army base at Shek Kong further along the route. The name TWISK is an acronym for “Tsuen Wan Into Shek Kong”.
Route Twisk, once a military road not accessible by the public As the dwellings become more and more sparse the road is flanked by forested hills on one side rising to Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong’s highest peak whilst looking down there are panoramic views of the Tai Lam Valley and reservoirs below. Kwun Yam Shan is the peak in the background The road passes the entrances to the Tai Lam and Tai Mo Shan Country Parks crossing the Mac Lehose Trail.
To complete the tour including all the suggested visits along the route allow 5 hours.
The road begins to descend through Shek Kong Camp, Chinese Peoples Liberation Army base, previously occupied by the British Army until Hong Kong’s reunification in 1997, past barracks and accommodation huts on both sides of the road and the airfield.
Chinese Peoples Liberation Army Camp (formerly British Army Camp) on Route Twisk at Shek Kong At the end of Route Twisk the bus reaches Shek Kong Village and the main Yuen Long to Tai Po Road.
Next to the bus stop are tourist signs for Yi Tai Study Hall and Kam Tin Tree House.
These are located at Shui Tau Tsuen which is Kam Tin’s other walled village and is more substantial and has more buildings than Kat Hing Wai.