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Address: Pingshan County, Tuen Mun District, New Territories West, Hong Kong, China
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Phone Number: 852 2526 1011
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Mai Po Reserve is a diverse wetland spanning 2,700 hectacres managed by the...

Mai Po Reserve is a diverse wetland spanning 2,700 hectacres managed by the World Wildlife Fund. It consists of several wetland habitats supporting an abundance of wildlife and migratory birds.

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 March 2016
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136 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 herons and the white (pied) wagtail were welcome spottings. The Grebe was also a fine... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 location, so it was good. There are a lot of cabs right outside the MTR... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 clearly marked Thirdly...take lunch (there's a drinks machine at the ticket office) and binoculars and... More 

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Llantilio Crossenny, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the mud flats. Never having seen anything like this before it surpassed my expectations form... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

We prebooked a 3 hour Sunday tour in English directly with the WWF, costing 240HKD. A 9.30am start meant leaving central around 90 minutes early to ensure we weren't late, though in fact it took us just over an hour to get here, using a taxi as the bus option seemed a bit too complex, and having got the bus... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

Stunning location with shrimp farms, lakes, floating hides and broad walk and visitor centre. The only reason that I did not give 5 stars is simply the hassle of getting a pass to access this. You cannot just turn up but have to apply to World Wildlife Fund in advance and unless you speak Cantonese this is hard work. Make... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

Not too easy to get in but well worth the effort! Take a taxi from the subway station to get to the reserve. Need to get a pass in advance by contacting them. We didn't know that but the staff kindly granted us a one day pass. Be sure to stop by the first office to register. We walked all... More 

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Broome, Australia
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

It probably helps if you have an interest in birds and nature but I think most people couldn't help but love this place. Take the metro to Yuen Long station then grab a cab to the reserve. Suggest that doing a guided tour is the best option and I recommend allowing at least 3 hours. Be sure to go out... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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112 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013

I'm sorry to see DukeBirds review--about difficulty of getting in--but due to its location (straddling the border between HK and China) it is necessary to apply to enter in advance and on the application it clearly requests either your passport number or your HK ID number...There are a number of restrictions put on the organization by the govt, and one... More 

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Marshall, Missouri
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

We are ornithologists and traveled a long way from the US. Being safe, my partner left the hotel with her passport secure there. Upon arrival at Mai Po Nature Reserve she was denied entry for not having a passport. This restriction is not found on there website! The reception workers we quite cold and impolite. They knew absolutely nothing about... More 

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