aqueduct near Tai Tam Gap [????- ]
For years and years and years I thought this was a bridge built by the Water Works Department. Recently I looked more carefully and found water flowing under the bridge deck, which means that it is actually an aqueduct. It must be very old because I remember crossing it in the 1960s when going for morning exercise with my grandmother, and at that time it looked very old already. It is very elegantly built and should be declared historic monument!
To get there, start from Tai Tam Rd near Hing Man Estate. Walk south along the left side of the road. You will see a green fence between you and Hing Man Estate. Keep walking until the fence ends and you can turn left. After turning left and going a bit further, you will soon see a catchwater. Walk along this catchwater and eventually you will reach the aqueduct. It is built over a deep gorge, with beautiful arches.
There is also an abandoned building nearby. I believe it was a quarter for workers working for the Water Works Department. (A distant relative of mine lived in a similar building near Kowloon Reservoir in the 1960s)