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Mirror Pool(照鏡潭瀑布), Bride's Pool Nature Trail,NT
Hong Kong

Relatively wild valley with two beautiful waterfalls – Bride’s Pool and Mirror Pool falls. The Bride’s Pool fall is visible from beside the road, but the more spectacular Mirror Pool fall is hidden unless you walk down to cross a stream, then head up into a ravine.

新娘潭自然教育徑有兩個瀑布,一個是新娘潭瀑布,另一個為照鏡潭瀑布,從新娘潭路自然教育徑下坡,經過一條小溪,再前行10分鐘左右,瀑布聲愈來愈大,照鏡潭便出現眼前。

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Copyright: Wongchichuen
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Uploaded: 03/06/2012
Updated: 12/08/2014
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Tags: landscape; nature; country park; hiking
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