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Ping Nam Stream 屏南石澗(地龍入口)
Hong Kong

屏南石澗源於屏風山北部,流入南涌,全澗可分作三段,沿途大潭高瀑眾多,為知名的九大石澗之一。屏南石澗位於新界北,遙望沙頭角,上接老龍田,下接南涌的小水壩。由於位置較偏僻,水源非常清澈。特色:水源清澈,路徑較明顯;適合經驗較淺人士。Ping Nam Stream is located in Pat Sin Leng Country Park of North East New Territories. From here, one can take a distant view of Sha Tau Kok. The stream leads to Lo Lung Tin at the upper end and to the dam of Nam Chung, Fanling at the lower end. The path on the right of the dam leads to the stream. Around a 45-minute scrambling upstream from the dam are the Hula Skirt Falls of about 70 ft tall. The water curtain of the falls swings lightly with the wind, resembling the swinging skirt of a native Hawaiian Hula dancer, and hence the name of the falls.Immediately above the Hula Skirt Falls is the famous Old Dragon Pool (Lo Lung Tam). The 17 ft deep pool is surrounded by rocks on three sides. Around a 10-minute scrambling upstream from the pool are the Twin Falls with the height of about 95 ft. Another 10-minute scrambling upstream leads to the Nine Pools (Kau Dip Bo), which is a series of 9 rock pools of various sizes and depths. Each of the pools is accompanied with a waterfall.

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