The Tai Tam Upper Reservoirs are located in the Tai Tam Country Park in Hong Kong East. The Tai Tam Scheme was started early in 1872 and was shelved 1874 because of depression of economy. The scheme was continued later in 1882 and virtually completed in 1888. Yet again, the supply was proved insufficient and the building of the Tai Tam Tuk dam began in 1912. The four reservoirs have a total storage capacity of 8.3 million cubic metres.
The reservoirs are surrounded by Mount Butler, Jardine's Lookout, Violet Hill and Mount Parker, with an extraordinary environment of peace and quiet.