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Mai Po Nature Reserve

#240 of 824 things to do in Hong Kong Features Animals
Mai Po Nature Reserve, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
+852 2526 1011
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Amazing wetland

I went here last year for the second time part of the reserve is run by WWF and an other part is... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Llantilio Crossenny, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great way to see a different side of HK

Very knowledgeable and entertaining guide Sze Man took us around the wetlands. We were lucky to see... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Alex K
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The 380-heactare Mai Po Nature Reserve is managed by World Wild Fund - Hong Kong. As a haven for thousands of migratory waterbirds every year, Mai Po Nature Reserve and the surrounding Inner Deep Bay wetlands sets a prime example of conservation success for regional wetlands. The six main habitats in Mai Po Nature Reserve – gei wais, freshwater ponds, inter-tidal mudflats, mangroves, reedbeds and fishponds – are home to a host of wildlife. Take a tour organized by WWF, is the best and simplest way to experience the beauty of this truly unique and ecologically diverse wetland location.
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Mai Po Nature Reserve, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
+852 2526 1011
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I went here last year for the second time part of the reserve is run by WWF and an other part is open to scientists. WWF are professional in what they do, and if you know a scientist who can gain access to the boardwalk...More

Thank Steve522014
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Very knowledgeable and entertaining guide Sze Man took us around the wetlands. We were lucky to see a rare Siberian Crane amongst many other beautiful and rare birds. Highly recommend. Booking in advance required.

Thank Alex K
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Booked a tour with Hong Kong birdwatching tours. Mai Po was a great place. Lots of waders and forest birds as well. A lot of walking involved but it is all flat and very easy . The walk out to the tidal flats was scary...More

Thank Jean K
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a great place to see birds of all types. We had just missed main migration, but saw avocets, stilts, herons, black faced spoonbills, kites, and many small sparrows and warblers. The preserve is pretty small but because it is surrounded by Hong Kong...More

Thank porter_osborne
Reviewed 13 March 2016

One of the benefits of fog is that it concentrates your viewing and cuts out buildings. The weather forecast was correct; it would be cloudy most of the day with rain later. We were disappointed not to see Black Faced Spoonbills, but an Avocet night...More

Thank 26cedrict
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Refer to the detailed review of the Mai Po Marshes by Highland Birder (Title: One of the Top Birding Spots in the World"). He already covers the reserve in great detail so here are my additional logistical notes: 1. My Lonely Planet guide said there...More

1  Thank NWS_Seattle
Reviewed 31 October 2015

The place is not as hard to get to if you get a cab. We got a green cab from Sheung Shui MTR to Mai Po Nature Reserve office, it cost HKD70 and only about 15 mins. The cab driver was fast and knew the...More

Thank fphew
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Firstly...get yourself a guide...our guide picked us up at the hotel in Sha Tin and sorted out the entrance tickets (you must take a passport) Secondly...there are toilets near the ticket office and inside the reserve at the education centre and all the paths are...More

3  Thank 946JJ19
Reviewed 16 April 2015

This is a WWF preserve and you MUST reserve from outside of Hong Kong to be allowed in (allow two months for reservation process). It is about 1.5 hours from Hong Kong travel time. Lovely and quiet with many different paths available. We saw about...More

1  Thank IowaCityProf
Reviewed 20 March 2015

What an amazing place. If you like bird watching this is a must see location. Shrimp farms; lakes; bird hides; boardwalks; visitor centre. We were lucky enough to visit with a scientist and entered the area beyond the fencing through the mangrove swamps and to...More

Thank Steve522014
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