Mui Wo

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Mui Wo (梅窩, lit. "plum nest") is a rural town on the southern coast of Lantau Island in Hong Kong.

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History

The history of Mui Wo is linked to the end of the Southern Song Dynasty in the late 1270s. (See History of Hong Kong)

Mui Wo is located on Silvermine Bay, so named for the silver mines that were once worked along the Silver River which flows though the village. The nearby Sivermine Cave was mined for silver during the second half of the 19th century. It has since been sealed off for safety.

Sights

Nearby attractions include Silvermine Bay Beach, Silvermine Waterfall and a temple dedicated to Man Mo, originally built during the reign of Wanli, emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1573-1620).

Transportation

Mui Wo is connected by ferry to Central. Other ferry services link Mui Wo to Discovery Bay, Peng Chau and Cheung Chau.

Numerous hiking trails lead from Mui Wo to other parts of the island. A much-frequented route leads north-east from Mui Wo to Discovery Bay via a pagoda, the Trappist Haven Monastery, and then either up the mountain via the Discovery Bay golf course or by the ocean via Nim Shue Wan.

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