Nam Chung is a very, very beautiful paradise!
This is my first time to come to Nam Chung. Nam Chung is a small old village opposite to Sha Tau Kok. It once had rice farms and fish ponds.
It was a sunny day when I visited Nam Chung. The far green mountain was mirroring on the calm water and the reed was dancing in the wind. It was just prefect paradise.
The people in Nam Chung grew rice. But the water was cut off by the reservoir built in 80s’. The villagers couldn’t grow anything so slowly they left the village.
Some ‘outsiders’ form the city rent farms from the villagers to grow veges again after 00s’.
The ‘outsiders’ grow rice, vegetables, fruits, lotus…And the villagers was looking at them curiously.
The ‘outsiders’ and the villagers slowly become friends.
It’s not an easy trip to go to Nam Chung. We took a green mini van from Fanling MTR station. Then walks around 10+ minutes. And passing a bunch of scary signs such as ‘No Trespass’, ‘Dogs inside’. And we finally arrive in the beautiful Nam Chung.
Nam Chung didn’t have much development in decades because it is so isolate. And thanks for its isolation, Nam Chung keeps its beauty.
Nam Chung is one of the not-so-many green paradises in Hong Kong. I just hope our children and children’s children can be touched by this beautiful paradise.
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