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Tai Tam Country Trail

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Tai Tam Country Trail


Tai Tam Country Trail is located between Violet Hill and Wong Nai Chung Gap. The entire trail is a circle. The official length is 5.2km and it takes about 2.5 hours. It can be divided into two sections. The first section is to climb Violet Hill, which is a good place to appreciate Chinese New Year Flower in the New Year; the second section is Wong Nai Chung Gap Trail, which is mainly for traversing and downhill, also a mountain trail for studying history. Violet Hill formerly known as Ko Tung Shan, is located at the junction of Repulse Bay and Stanley, at an altitude of 433 meters. Its neighbouring mountain to the west is 3 meters higher than it, the altitude is 436 meters, and is called Violet Hill West by the Lands Department. To appreciate Chinese New Year Flower, many people will choose 【Tai Cham Koi】. In fact, Violet Hill is the easiest to go, the shortest distance, and the most convenient place for transportation to see the Chinese New Year Flower.

Firstly, introduce the Chinese New Year Flower, is a kind of new year flower. Chinese New Year Flower originally had a story. First of all, it can be traced back to the Qing Dynasty. Guangzhou residents often use the Chinese New Year Flower as their annual flower. In fact, the Chinese New Year Flower is really beautiful, but it never sold in Hong Kong. It turned out that as early as a hundred years ago, the Chinese New Year Flower Tree was felled very seriously. The British Hong Kong government enacted a law in 1913 to prohibit the possession and sale of Chinese New Year Flower. This law was later incorporated into the Forestry Regulations in 1937 to prevent illegal picking of wild Chinese New Year Flower Tree. In the 1960s, the public felt that the homonym of the Chinese New Year Flower was unlucky, and gradually replaced it with peach blossoms as the new year flower, taking the auspicious sign of 'Flowers Blooming and Wealth'. Since then, wild Chinese New Year Flower has been preserved in the countryside.


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