1. Bride’s Pool Waterfall
Probably Hong Kong’s most famous pool, Bride’s Pool is so named because of a tragic tale. Folk legend has it that a bride was on her way to meet her groom one stormy day. She was carried on a four-person sedan, when one of the porters slipped and she fell into the pool and drowned. Despite the haunting rumour, this stunning 15-metre-high waterfall near Tai Mei Tuk in Plover Cove Country Park is a little oasis secluded in the heart of the forest.
Although not recommended, the overhang has tempted some of the more adventurous to stand behind the waterfall. It isn’t easy to look for; there’s a narrow footpath at the tip of Bride’s Pool Road Barbecue Area which will connect you to a flight of stairs and a small bridge. After passing through a bit of vegetation on your left, it requires a little climbing upstream.
How to get there: On public holidays and Sundays, bus 275R takes you directly from Tai Po Market to Bride’s Pool. On weekdays and Saturdays, green minibus 20R travels between Tai Po Market Station and Ride’s Pool Road. Checking the minibus schedule is recommended as they don't run that frequently.