Rivers of Hong Kong

Here is the list of 6 Rivers of Hong Kong

1. Ng Tung River

The Ng Tung River possesses various tributaries such as the Tan Shan River and Kwan Tei River. The Ng Tung stream of this river is one of the most beautiful streams in Hong Kong. Besides, the stream also falls off as the highest waterfall in town. The Ng Tung River joins along with the Shek Sheung river and Shueng Yue river before opening up into the Sham Chun River, also known as the Shenzhen River.

2. Lam Tsuen River

A river of the Tai Po district, the Lam Tsuen River washes the stretch between he Tai Mo Shan Country Park and the Lam Tsuen Valley. The main tributary of this river passing through the Lam Tsuen Valley crosses many local villages that have been part of the valley for over 700 years now. It joins with Tai Po river towards the end of the stretch, at the Tai Po New Town. The Upper Lam Tseun River is home to various rare wildlife species of Hong Kong.

3. Kam Tin River

A water member of the New Territories, the Kam Tin River belongs to the east of Yuen Long in Kam Tin. With its river basin being the largest in all of Hong Kong, Kam Tin has 2 prominent tributaries. A 13-kilometre waterbody, the Kam Tin river passes Shueng Tsuen and Ng Kan Tsuen as well. As the river begins at a height of 910 metres, it is the second highest origin in Hong Kong.

4. Sham Chun River

Popularly known as the Shenzhen River, Sham Chun River bares as the natural border between Hong Kong and China by divining Yuen Long District of HK and the Shenzhen city of Guangdong, respectively. Beginning at the Wutong mountain, Sham Chun River has numerous tributaries such as the Ping Yuen River and the Ng Tung River. The river mouth of Sham Chun River, quite often is the Deep Bay.

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5. Sheung Yue River

Also known as the River Beas of Hong Kong, the Shueng Yue river is a member of the New Territories. Hosting the Beas Country Club close to it, this river emerges close to Kai Kung Leng and Ki Lun Shan, which is also the origin for many rivers. Following towards its river mouth, the Ng Tung River, the Sheung Yue river merges with the Shek Sheung River along the way.

6. Shing Mun River

Originating from Tai Wai, this Sha Tin river crosses a handful of bridges such as the Banyan bride and the Lion Bridge. This 7-kilometer-long river hosts recreational activities such as museums, sports arena and cycling tracks on both its banks. The local government uses the African Carp; a highly toxic-tolerant fish to maintain water pollution levels in Shing Mun River.

This post was published by Beaulah Sahana

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