A round-island walk will take you to St Joseph's Chapel, Hakka village houses, an exhibition centre, the Yuk Tai Bridge and mangrove beds, before arriving at another major highlight of the trip: salt pans. Village head Chan Chung-yin said, "The salt pans looked after the villagers' domestic needs and provided a source of income in the early years, but the operation ended probably in 1920. We successfully revived the salt pans a few years ago." The chapel and the restored salt pans received Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards in 2005 and 2016, respectively.
|How to get there:||
By ferry from Sai Kung Pier
First to take public transport and get off at Sai Kung minibus/ bus terminal. Take the kaito runs between Sai Kung Pier and Yim Tin Tsai, which takes 15 minutes to reach the island. (Service only available on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday).
The Salt and Light Preservation Centre – Yim Tin Tsai (Reception Counter)
Enquiries: 2791 6226
|Tips:||Weekend store and cafe operate on weekend and public holidays. Remember to bring along sunglasses and sun cap.|
Don't forget to take your time to visit them !!