Tsing Ma Bridge, the key connection between Hong Kong and its international airport on Lantau Island, is the world’s longest span suspension bridge carrying both road and rail traffic. There is a hiking route (Tsing Yi Nature Trail) that will give you a fantastic view of the bridge. In fact, it has become the hot spot for both amateur and professional photographers to capture the sunset and night views of Hong Kong, using the bridge as the focal point.
When I was there, it was late afternoon and a bit smoggy. So I can only capture this: It is an easy short walk, for the whole length is only about 3 km. The trail is well planned and well paved, with trail maps at all the intersections – you won’t get lost. There are many steps to climb, though. I finished the leisurely walk in one hour. There are four pavilions along the way, offering some good views. Don’t miss Pavilion 3, which is the place for viewing the magnificent Tsing Ma Bridge.
How to get there:
Take No. 248M bus from Tsing Yi MTR Station to the last stop. After getting off, walk up the road (Liu To Road) for 10 minutes and you will see the entrance of “Tsing Yi Nature Trail” at your right hand side.
The exit point is Tsing Yi West Road. You can take bus to Kwai Chung, Shatin, Tsuen Wan or Tsing Yi MTR Station.