Pui O , formerly Lo Pui O, is an area on Lantau Island
in Hong Kong
. It is a popular destination for holiday camping in Hong Kong. Visitors may also rent village houses for leisure. Located in the South Lantau, there are four main villages in Pui O, they are Lo Wai , San Wai , Lo Uk , and Ham Tin . Pui O is located at the edge of Lantau South Country Park.
Pui O is a bay shaped by the Chi Ma Wan
Peninsula and the lower slopes of Sunset Peak
. A main river from a valley to the east and other small river gather at Pui O forming an estuary of wetland. Villagers enclosed the wetland and converted it into rice paddies.
29 historical buildings and features of Pui O are listed.In Ham Tin, at Chung Hau (the river mouth) there is a Tin Hau
Temple. It was built in the Ming Dynasty, rebuilt in 1798 and repaired in 1947,1974 and 1995.It is surrounded by two feng shui trees, and an earth god shrine is located at its right side.
Other historical buildings include:
Flora and fauna
Mangrove can be found on both sides of the estuary between Ham Tin and Pui O Beach
.A resident population of water buffaloes can be found in Pui O. It is one of the few remaining areas where they still occur in Hong Kong.
Pui O is on the South Lantau Road. All bus routes between Mui Wo
and other points pass through Pui O. A branch road, Chi Ma Wan Road routes across Chi Ma Wan Peninsula to Chi Ma Wan.
The Lantau Trail
passes through Pui O, and there are many other hiking routes in the vicinity.