Ng Tung Chai Waterfall 梧桐寨瀑布
Ng Tung Chai Waterfall (Photo by Yip Ho Fai 一毫子)

Nu Tung Chai Waterfall is the best-known and biggest waterfall in Hong Kong. Located at the northern side of Tai Mo Shan, it is also one of the most popular retreats from the hustle and bustle of the city in summer. Clear signposts will guide tourists to reach the series of streams and waterfalls.

Nu Tung Chai Waterfall consists of 4 waterfalls at different altitudes. From bottom to top, you will see Bottom Fall (Fall under the well), Middle Fall (Horse Tail Fall), Main Fall (Long Fall) and Scatter Fall.

The steady flow of water of Nu Tung Chai Waterfall comes from Tai Mo Shan and irrigates the farmlands around Lam Tsuen River, and ends at Tolo Harbour.

Chinese Translation:

Nu Tung Chai: 梧桐寨
Tai Mo Shan:大帽山
Bottom Fall:底瀑/井底瀑
Middle Fall:馬尾瀑
Scatter Fall:散髮瀑
Lam Tsuen River:林村河

How to Get There?

MTR Tai Po Market Station -> Bus 64K -> Get off at Pak Ngau Shek stop -> Walk past Man Tak Monastery -> Bottom Fall (250m in altitude) -> Middle Fall (285m in altitude) -> Main Fall (410m in altitude) -> Scatter Fall (465m in altitude)

Length: About 5 km

Duration: 4 hours

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Hello there

    We are a group of 4 ladies (from Singapore) and we are keen to explore Tai Mo Shan and Ng Tung Chai in the first week of January. Would you know of any good and experienced local guide who can take us on a hiking tour to these places?

    We’ve been on some hikes before (Kathmandu, Mt Fuji and recently Yushan Front Peak in Taiwan), so we are relatively fit.

    Hope you can give us some advice.

    Thanks and regards
    Jessmin

    • Hi Jessmin,

      In HK, there is no local tour guide in hiking because the public transportation is very robust. You can easily reach Tai Mo Shan and Ng Tung Chai by subway and bus by doing some homework. The signpost is also very clear on the way. The government hiking site is a good resource: http://www.hiking.gov.hk/eng/

      Enjoy it 🙂

      • Hello Chensong

        Thank you for your prompt reply and link you provided. Will certainly check out the route.

        Cheers
        Jessmin

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