Review and Rating on Nam Sang Wai, Yuen Long, Hong Kong
Relaxing, a feel of nature
Spending – 4
Mother nature does not understand the concept of the modern monetary system, so as Nam Sang Wai. All it charges is your time, your footsteps. It takes away your stress, your rush, and in return gives you fresh air and a refreshing mind. There is an organic farmland inside Nam Sang Wai named 敬輝農場, King Fai Farm if directly translated into English. The farm provides traditional “farmers’ dishes” including its secret lotus tea made from freshly picked lotus flowers in the farm. Average spending is around 70-100 Hong Kong dollars per person, booking recommended.
Who can imagine this photo is taken in Hong Kong?
View – 5
There is a Chinglish (Chinese-English) phrase called “people mountain people sea”. That pretty much describes Hong Kong in general, which means extremely crowded. Nam Sang Wai is a very rare exception. Here you see board grasslands, mangrove along the river channel, fish ponds, lively riverside habitats and many migrating birds. For the locals Nam Sang Wai stuns them as it could be the first time they have ever seen the sky so wide and so close to them, without the block from any buildings nor mountains. The pretty colours of sunrise and sunset gives Nam San Wai many romantic moments. Nam Sang Wai is so pretty that many couples take their pre-wedding photos there. If you are lucky you may even meet singers shooting their musical videos in the bushes. A picture is worth a thousand words. Go on Google Image Search, enter Nam Sang Wai and you will be impressed. If you are into photography, this is a place not to miss. And I could bet a hundred bucks your friends won’t believe this is Hong Kong.
Convenience – 1
Nam Sang Wai is located at the north-western side of the New Territories. To get there you first have to travel all the way to Yuen Long, the very end of the train lines, and take bus number 76K if you like to hike, or call and pre-order a taxi to take you there (and get you back). Or more interestingly (but more complicated) you can take mini-bus number 611 to a very small pier where the tiny boat will row you across the river. It is not convenient to reach at all, but thank to its inconvenience it is never crowded and preserved well as a backyard for natural lives.
History / Culture – 1
There’s not much historic background for Nam Sang Wei. The most-known issue may be in 2003 where a little crocodile was spotted. Australian crocodile hunter John Lever (Hong Kong people called him “Mr. Crocodile”) was invited to catch the little one, but failed. Later a Chinese crocodile expert came too, returning with empty hands. However soon afterwards the little crocodile was stuck between the fishing nets of the locals, caught by the local Fisheries department, and living happy ever after in the Wetland Parks.
Overall – 4
Hong Kong is not just brick-and-mortar, people-and-money. Nam Sang Wai tells you another story of Hong Kong. Hong Kong can also be laid-back, can be green, can be relaxing.
Photos by kudumomo, YOEY YAN, bugsyho, seto_supraenergy, a paulchu shot, under creative common