Classical Feng Shui Village Hike
Discover how Feng Shui helps us understand our environment – in the actual environment. Hike and see how the modern concepts of sustainability and preservation echo the ancient science of Feng Shui.
For over a millennium, Feng Shui practitioners were consulted to design villages where nature and man could thrive together. But with the breakneck pace of change in the region, very few of these communities remain. Luckily for us, one of the last “Feng Shui villages” in the world is MTR(subway)-accessible – if you’re willing to hike.
This 400-year-old, partially abandoned, Hakka village was designed in accordance with classical Feng Shui principles and is the perfect place to inspire a greater understanding of macro Feng Shui. Only about 10 people still live in the village. And most of the buildings lie in ruins, but are fun to explore.
On the way to the village, you’ll learn about the yin and yang emanating from land and water and discover how these forces have an impact on you. You’ll experience the way the environment affects us just as much, if not more, than we affect it.
Other important information:
Difficulty level: Medium, due to long duration (17km). The first 3 hours to the village are almost completely flat. After the village, there will be a tough bit where we have to climb and descend a hill. This difficult bit takes about an hour.
Meeting point: Tai Po Market MTR station, exit A3 at 9am.
From there we’ll take a taxi to the starting point. The taxi is about HKD 80-100 per cab. We’ll return to Tai Po Market MTR Station by taxi or bus at approx. 2:30-3:00pm. This is a full day activity.
Food: please bring along a full day’s meals and plenty of water (about 1.5 to 2 liters per person). There are no shops on the way.
Clothes: please ensure solid hiking shoes or good sport shoes. We will walk through bamboo forests and along small streams. It can be muddy, since the “road” is more of a path.