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|Length||11.5 km (7.1 mi)|
|From||Tsuen Kam Interchange|
|Tai Mo Shan Road|
|To||Lam Kam Road|
Route Twisk is a steep and tortuous dual-lane road in Hong Kong, linking Tsuen Wan and Pat Heung via Shek Kong. It joins Kam Tin Road and Lam Kam Road north in Kam Tin, and ends in the Tsuen Kam Interchange south in Tsuen Wan.
Its name came from a misprint of its name in a construction project document Route TW/SK, meaning a road linking Tsuen Wan and Shek Kong. An alternative interpretation is Tsuen Wan Into Shek Kong.
It is the only link to Tai Mo Shan Road, the road leading to Tai Mo Shan, the highest peak in Hong Kong. The last section of Stage 8 of the MacLehose Trail runs along Tai Mo Shan Road. Opposite this intersection is a car park, and the starting point of Stage 9 of the trail, which continues in a westerly direction. Because the road is steep with many bends, vehicles longer than 10 metres are prohibited.
In late 1940's, Route Twisk was built for military use. In early 1960s, Hong Kong Government sought successfully to acquire the road from the British forces and opened it to the public on 25 May 1961.
|Tsuen Wan||Tsuen Wan||0.00||0.00||Route 9 (Cheung Pei San Road) / Tai Ho Road North / Texaco Road North||Roundabout; Also known as Tsuen Kam Interchange|
Yuen Long District line
|Tai Mo Shan||6.2||3.9||Tai Mo Shan Road|
|Yuen Long||Tai Lam||11.5||7.1||Kam Tin Road / Lam Kam Road||Roundabout|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Google (August 6, 2013). "Route Twisk" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
- Google (August 7, 2013). "Route Twisk Restrictions" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
- Wordie, Jason (2007). Streets:Exploring Kowloon. Hong Kong University Press. p. 190. ISBN 9622098134. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
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- CentaLink map of Route Twisk (incorrectly labelled Tsuen Kam Road; the correct English name is shown if the map is zoomed in)