Welcome to Yuen Long
Bring your binoculars and set off early for Mai Po. Morning hours are the best time to go birdwatching. If you didn’t manage to book a guided tour to Mai Po, Hong Kong Wetland Park is a more than worthy substitute. Then head back to town, enjoy lunch in Dai Wing Wah, sampling some walled-village dishes, after which you could visit one or two of those fortified hamlets in Kat Hing Wai and Shui Tau Tsuen.
An even better place to spend an hour or two in the afternoon is along the popular Ping Shan Heritage Trail. Watching the sunset in Pak Nai at the westernmost edge of Hong Kong is an unforgettable experience. Afterwards, a seafood dinner in Lau Fau Shan is the best way to end the day.