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PLOVER COVE

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



Road to Plover Cove
Road to Plover Cove
This gate leads to an abandoned old school that was closed 20 years ago.
Road to Plover Cove
Road to Plover Cove
In many New Territories' villages, starting from the 1960s, the villagers started to migrate to Britain or move to cities to earn a living.

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Road to Plover Cove
Road to Plover Cove
The young people gradually moved to the city or overseas for better living standard and employment.
Road to Plover Cove
Road to Plover Cove
The school is not used since many years but it looks like it was suddenly abandoned as furnitures and printers have been left behind.
Road to Plover Cove
Road to Plover Cove
It seems that the blackboard and furnitures are ready to wait for new pupils.
Road to Plover Cove
Road to Plover Cove
The old schoold courtyard include a basketball panel encroached by wild vegetation.
Road to Plover Cove
Road to Plover Cove
The most highly prized Chinese cemetery sites are found on south facing hillsides overlooking water.


Lung Mei Village
Lung Mei Village
Lung Mei Village still contains beautiful and big traditional Chinese houses.

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Just before Plover Cove reservoir, there is a village called Lung Mei. This village offers a various choice of Chinese and Thai restaurants, shops to rent bicycles.

Lung Mei Village
Lung Mei Village
This walled house contain small windows to be able to put the gun through.
Lung Mei Village
Lung Mei Village
Due to the poor accessibility of the villages at northeast New Territories, many villagers have moved out during 1960 and 1970s.


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.

Plover Cove
Plover Cove
Fishing is allowed in Plover Cove reservoir. It has the richest variety of fresh-water fish of all Hong Kong reservoirs.

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.

Plover Cove
Plover Cove
The buildings were completed and the removal accomplished by end of year 1966.
Plover Cove
Plover Cove
Local youngsters transform their bicyles into customized bikes with speakers to listen to music while riding.

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The road to Plover Cove is quite busy during week-end days with many people enjoying riding bicycles.

Plover Cove
Plover Cove
In October and November, when the weather becomes cooler, Plover Cove is a popular place for local people to enjoy playing with kites.
Plover Cove
Plover Cove
Plover Cove dam is a popular location for kite flying on windy days.
Plover Cove
Plover Cove
This elderly man is having a very beautiful and huge kite made of seven eagles.
Plover Cove
Plover Cove
Visitors to Plover Cove come to have a barbecue, fly kites, go cycling or go fishing.
Plover Cove
Plover Cove
During the dry season, it is common sight to see helicopters fetching water from Plover Cove reservoir in order to fight against wild fires.
Plover Cove
Plover Cove
It is forbidden to swim inside the Plover Cove reservoir.
Plover Cove
Plover Cove
Tolo Channel is a channel south of Plover Cove. There is a nice hiking walk around with wonderful views across Plover Cove Reservoir and Tolo Channel.
Plover Cove
Plover Cove
During weekends, Plover Cove promenade is full of people riding bicycles or walking along the dam, which is two kilometres in length.

Tai Mei Tuk is a place close to the Plover Cove Reservoir.

Plover Cove
Plover Cove
Some short boat trips can bring visitors across Plover Cove Reservoir and Tolo Channel.
Plover Cove
Plover Cove
In Tai Mei Tuk Water Sports Centre, visitors can rent small boats and windsurf boards.
Plover Cove
Plover Cove
Tai Mei Tuk features a Sea Activity Centre where small boats can be rent.
Plover Cove
Plover Cove
Near Tai Mei Tuk's Sea Activity Centre, many anglers try to catch fishes.


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