Mai Po Nature Reserve - One of the Finest Wetlands in Asia

This place is one of the finest wetlands in Asia.
It is also a good place for biological diversity observation.
Biological diversity generally refers to variability between ecosystems.
It is a measure of the variety of organisms present in different ecosystems.

In this place, there are many fish ponds, shrimp ponds, marshes, mudflats, mangroves and wetlands.
All of them are important habitat for migratory birds.
Every year, more than several ten thousands of migratory birds will take refuge in this place.
Some of them are even concerned by global conservation.

The migration season is usually at spring and autumn.
It is also a good time for birds watching.

Access to this place is restricted.
Visitors can only join organized tour to visit this place.
Please visit the website of World Wildlife Fund Hong Kong for more information.

This place is called "Mai Po Nature Reserve".
It is also the largest mangrove forest in Hong Kong.

To get there, you can take the MTR to the Sheung Shui MTR Station and leave at Exit A1.
Then, take bus No.76K at Sheung Shui Railway Station Bus Stop and get off at Mai Po Bus Stop for about 45 minutes.
Afterwards, walk along Tam Kon Chau Road to get to Mai Po Visitor Centre.

The walks take about 20 minutes.

Location: Mai Po Nature Reserve
Address: Mai Po Nature Reserve, Mai Po, New Territories



Credit: Cafeew Wong @ Hong Kong Footprint (HongKongFootprint.com)

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