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PLOVER COVE

Plover Cove Country Park was designated in 1978. It encompasses contrasting lanscapes.

lotus field
On the way to Plover Cove reservoir, beautiful lotus fields can be seen.
lotus field
It is possible to ride bicycle from Tai Po market to Plover Cove country park.
lotus field
lotus field

The Plover Cove Reservoir Plover Cove reservoir is the first reservoir built in the sea. Since the rapid population growth together with drought in 1950s, the shortage of freshwater became serious. The government decided to construct the Plover Cove Reservoir. It took eight years to finish such a large scale of infrastructure. Plover Cove reservoir is the reservoir with the largest surface area in Hong Kong and it is the second largest reservoir in Hong Kong. The largest reservoir of Hong Kong is High Island Reservoir.

lotus field
On the way to Plover Cove reservoir, beautiful lotus fields can be seen.
lotus field

Plove Cove reservoir is built in the sea. It is a dam of 2.1 km built to connect the Pak Sha Tau Chau and Tai Mei Tuk. The inner bay "Plover Cove" was blocked by the dam and then all the water in the bay was pumped out and filled in with freshwater.

Cheerful owner of a local shop selling beverages and refreshments to Plover Cove visitors.
Plover cove
Plover cove

Before the construction of reservoir, there were six villages in the Plover Cove area. All of them fished or cultivated for living. After the construction of the reservoir, all the buildings and farmlands were flooded and all the villagers migrated to Tai Po Market. The government built 10 buildings to help them to settle down at Tai Po Market. Every male of the villages was distributed a flat.



Bride's Pool is an ideal place for day-trippers and cyclists during the summer for the sight of shady trees and flowing waterfall is good for cooling down the heat.

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Bride's Pool
Bride's Pool

There is a nature trail of Plover Cove. Its length is around 15.5km. The surrounding scenery of the trail is beautiful with sea at one side and lake on the other.

Bride's Pool
Bride's Pool is one of the most famous idyllic spots in Plover Cove Country Park. This woodside pool is 25 metres in diameter and is about 2 metres deep.
Bride's Pool
Bride's Pool includes a magnificent waterfall. A folk legend said that a bride was drowned here on her way to the wedding.
Bride's Pool
Bride's Pool

Bride's Pool area offers a nature Trail, a beautiful waterfall, barbecue sites, washrooms and weekend bus access for visitors.

Bride's Pool
This pool is called Mirror Pool where the largest waterfall plunges about 35 metres.
Bride's Pool
The best time to visit Bride's Pool is during rainy season. When walking better be careful and watch carefully the webs in low height trees to avoid the big spiders.
Bride's Pool
Bride's Pool
Bride's Pool
The Mirror Pool is the most popular due to its spectacular and beautiful waterfall.
Bride's Pool
Bride's Pool Stone Bridge was built in 1906 for villagers to travel between remote areas. The bridge comprises of 3 sections. Two of the original sections are still preserved.
Bride's Pool
Bride's Pool
Bride's Pool
This wild valley includes two beautiful waterfalls, i.e. Bride's Pool and Mirror Pool falls.
Bride's Pool
The low valley can be a nice place for young kids to play. It also features a barbecue area.
Bride's Pool
Bride's Pool
Bride's Pool
Reaching the Mirror Pool is not that easy. It requires a little bit of climbing. Better beware slippery rocks during rainy season.
Bride's Pool
During rainy season, green snakes can be seen on the rocks. Always be mindful when walking.
Bride's Pool
Bride's Pool
Bride's Pool
The Mirror Pool is gorgeous during the rainy season.
Bride's Pool


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