Yin Ngam Stream (P)

Difficulty:

27 Jul 2003

NT Middle

Trip Description

This is one of the cleanest streams in HK. There is no habitation in the upper stream. One can take a taxi directly from TaiPo KCR station to Shueng Wan Yiu(WJd) where the journey starts.
The 1:25000 government survey map provides a more accurate depiction of this stream.

Location 1
Altitude : 110M

Description : When you drop off the taxi and cross a short bridge, you will reach here. Walk along this concrete road, you will soon reach a village. On the right of the village, you will find a footpath leading you to Location 2.
Location 2
Altitude : 150M

Description : Here we go! This is the entrance of the stream.
Location 3
Altitude : 170M

Description : This small tree managed to crack a hard rock. It drills its stem through the very middle of the rock. The desire to live is stronger than a rock.
Location 4
Altitude : 195M

Description : There are many small pools like these in this stream.
Location 5
Altitude : 215M

Description : This is the highlight of this stream: The Pool of Rainbow Swallow (mP). This is the one and only one sizable water pool on this stream. It is cystal clear and is deep enough for a cozy dip. Its cascade is good for massaging your shoulders.

Location 6
Altitude : 300M

Description : Here is another small pool, you can get around either on its right of left.
Location 7
Altitude : 440M

Description : This stream is getting narrower because we are approaching the upper stream.
Location 8
Altitude : 570M

Description : Here is the exit of this stream which cut across a hiking trail.