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Address: Mai Po Nature Reserve, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
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Phone Number:
+852 2526 1011
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Great birding

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jean K
Stratford, Canada
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Stratford, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 for me . It's a floating boardwalk with only one handrail . So if you... More 

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west Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 and Shenzhen, the birds congregate here. There area a few stairs down to a long... More 

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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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 are weekend guided tours but did not say you MUST be part of a tour... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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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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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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Iowa City
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 6 species of birds even without binoculars. If you can get there in migration season... More 

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Llantilio Crossenny, United Kingdom
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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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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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015

This place is difficult to get to but worth the effort. I took the underground and then a taxi, don't ask me which station - no one seems to know... however I did meet a very nice man who helped me get a taxi to the right place. You have to pay to visit the reserve and you have to... More 

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