Double Deer River is one of my favourite places in Hong Kong. It’s definitely off-beat and once you get there, it feels like you are in somewhere exotic and totally away from Hong Kong. Since I first went there a few years ago, it has become an annual ritual for me to visit it and climb up the waterfalls.
Last April, when the weather was not the warmest of all, a group of us decided to head up the Double Deer River. It was our first time of the season to stream trek. I missed stream trekking a lot and I did look forward to climbing up a waterfall again, even thought it was very misty in the morning.
Parental advisory: It is highly not recommended to stream trek in your flip-flops or Jesus sandals (like some of these guys). No ankles have been hurt in the making of this video
Sze Deep Lake & Double Deer River
When we reached the Sai Wan beach, which is the entry point of the Double Deer Stream, was extremely misty. Given that there had been heavy rain in the past few days, we were quite unsure whether the weather was stable enough.
But hell yeah, when we got there, I certainly wanted to jump in. Others, however, took some persuasion to get them in.
Admiring the Natural Beauty of Hong Kong
We swam and played in the lake for at least half and hour and took the opportunity to admire the natural beauty that is being offered in Hong Kong.
Tackling the Waterfalls
Every time I headed up the Double Deer River, I loved tackling the challenges of climbing up these waterfalls. Every climb were different because of the water flow and weather conditions.
Reaping Our Rewards – Chillexing at the Lake
Of course, the best reward for climbing up these waterfalls is to get to chill in some of the most exotic waterfalls in the world.
How to Get There: From Sai Kung town center (outside McDonald), take a village bus 29R to Sai Wan Pavilion. Then follow the path toward Sai Wan Beach. Entry to the Double Deer River is at the end of the beach.
Have you climbed up a waterfall before? Do you like swimming in lakes and river? Comment below.