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Monday, March 27, 2017
Pak Lap Wan Beach 白臘灣沙灘
A city known for its harbor front has many hidden jewels along its coast line. One of those that is being well looked after and becoming more accessible is Pak Lap Wan. Rated in the top ten beaches, it has more than a protected harbor and white sand beach to offer. The location has both hostels (Hk$ 300-800 per night)...
Watch maple in Tai Lam Country Park around Winter Solstice in Hong Kong
Winter Solstice (Dongzhi Festival) on December 22 is considered more important than the Lunar New Year, especially in Guangdong Province. The reason comes from the yin and yang theory that after Winter Solstice, the day (yang) begins to draw out and the night(yin) begins to draw in. Therefore, it is the day that everything in the world starts to grow...
Feral Cattle Feral Cows on Tai Mo Shan 野牛 流浪牛
Hong Kong people call these feral cattle "stray cattle". Nowadays, there are around 100 buffaloes and 900 cattle in Hong Kong, walking around Lantau Island, Shing Mun Reservoir and Sai Kung, where it is rich in water and grass. The "stray cattle" are usually abandoned by farmers who do not farm any more. When they wander the country parks, their...
Sha Tin Hoi, Tolo Harbour, Ma On Shan
Sha Tin Hoi is at the mouth of Shing Mun River and between Ma Liu Shui and Ma On Shan. Shatin District is the most populous area in Hong Kong and built mostly on reclaimed land in Sha Tin Hoi. 65% of the residents here live in public rental housing. The Chinese University of Hong Kong was originally built along...

Long Ke Wan

Long Ke Wan at Sai Kung
Long Ke Wan (浪茄灣), located at east Sai Kung and facing the South China Sea, is no doubt the most beautiful beach in Hong Kong. Its silky white sand and crystal clear water creates a perfect spot for peace seeking hikers. Surrounded by a cape called Tsang Pang Kok and two hills called Cheung Ngam Teng and Biu Tsim...

Pak Lap Wan

Pak Lap Wan 白臘灣
On the southeast corner of High Island at Sai Kung lies Pak Lap Wan, a quiet beach facing Town Island. In the past, the High Island is a real island and people can only reach Pak Lap Wan by boat from Hong Kong Island, Kowloon or Sai Kung, but with the strong wind and waves in South China Sea, it is...
Tai Shing Stream at Tai Mo Shan 大城石澗
Tai Shing Stream is one of the nine streams in Hong Kong where hikers spend their summer most often due to its easy accessibility. Its origin is at Tai Mo Shan and is the major source of water for the Shing Mun Reservoir. There dozens of waterfalls along the trail for hikers to swim and enjoy the summer. Water flow...
High Island Reservoir seen from Tai She Teng 大蛇頂望萬宜水庫
Kwun Mun Channel originally separated the High Island from the Sai Kung Peninsula. But from 1971 to 1978, High Island Reservoir was built to supply fresh water to Hong Kong people. Its West Dam and East Dam connects High Island with the Sai Kung Peninsula, but it is still known for the 4th largest island in Hong Kong. According...
Rainy Season in Shing Mun Reservoir 城門水塘雨季
There are 3 hiking trails around the Shing Mun Reservoir (or Jubilee Reservoir), i.e. Maclehose Trail Stage 7, Wilson Trail Stage Stage 7 and Pineapple Dam Nature Trail. Here hikers can experience two extremes of nature: in the rainy season, when the water level is high, trees are immersed in the water. In the dry season, hikers can walk closer...
Tai Chau and Tsim Chau at Sai Kung
"Snoopy Islands" consists of Tai Chau and Tsim Chau located at Big Wave Bay or Tai Long Wan at Sai Kung. It looks like a lying Snoopy when seen from Ham Tin Wan at the middle of Maclehose Trail Stage 2.

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