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Sunday, April 5, 2020
Coastal Heritiera Forest and White-flowered Derris 銀葉古林和白花魚藤
The mudflat east of Lai Chi Wo Village is situated in an intertidal zone. Regularly submerged in water, the mud here is soft and wet. However, it is still drier than the seaside mudflats at low tide, and a few plant species can survive here. Coastal Heritiera is one of them. Coastal Heritiera is very rare in Hong Kong, but...
Tai O Stilt Houses | 大澳棚屋 | 香港威尼斯
These dilapidated stilt houses in Tai O are built on waterway. Tai O is known as the "Venice of Hong Kong" and a hot tourist spot in Lantau Island. Villagers here lived upon fishing and salt production in the past and they believed it is not safe to live on land. The stilt houses were built close or even connected...
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)...
Hong Kong Heritage Walks
Three Hong Kong Travel Apps There are a number of free apps that can help travelers navigate around Hong Kong. If you're visiting Hong Kong for just a short time, these mobile apps can make the most out of your stay by showing you spots and shops that are worth visiting. Smartgagets have truly become essential tools in a traveler’s life....
Pandanus tectorius (a.k.a. "Wild Pineapple" in Chinese) can be widely seen in outlying islands and along coastlines in Hong Kong, such as Tung Ping Chau, Grass Island and Wong Chuk Kok. It grows wild mainly in semi­-natural vegetation in littoral habitats throughout the tropical and subtropical Pacific, where it can withstand drought, strong winds, and salt spray. It propagates readily...
Lion Rock seen from Lei Yue Mun | 鯉魚門望獅子山
Lion Rock Hill is a symbolic hill to Hong Kong people. There is a popular song and TV series called “Below the Lion Rock” made in 1970s, when Hong Kong was one of the Four Asian Tigers and the city maintained exceptionally high growth rates. The song “Below the Lion Rock” written by Wong Jim, is appreciating the hardworking spirit...
Kap Shui Mun Bridge, Tsing Ma Bridge, Ting Kau Bridge and Tai Mo Shan seen from Fa Peng Teng | 從花瓶頂望汲水門大橋、青馬大橋、汀九橋、馬灣、大帽山
At Fa Peng Teng and Ng Kwu Leng near the Lantau Toll Plaza, hikers can get a perfect shot of Lantau Link, the infrastructures that link the city center to the airport. 1. Kap Shui Mun Bridge, over Kap Shui Mun marine channel, connects Ma Wan and Lantau Island. 2. Tsing Ma Bridge, named after the two islands at its ends, Tsing...
Kau Pei Chau (狗髀洲) is located to the south of Cape D'Aguilar Marine Reserve (鶴咀海岸保護區), and the most southeast corner of Hong Kong Island. It is only around 50 meters from the D'Aguilar Peninsula, but since the peninsula extends quite further into the sea, the island is hit by big waves all day. There is nobody living on Kau...
Goldfish Wagging Tail 金魚擺尾 at Tiu Chung Chau (Jin Island)
There are two giant "fish" in Hong Kong. One is located at Cape d’Aguilar Peninsula, the south end of Hong Kong Island. It is a real whale bone specimen owned by The HKU Swire Institute of Marine Science. The "goldfish" in the picture above is hiding at Tiu Chung Chau (Jin Island), an outlying island in between Port Shelter and...
Sunset at Lau Fau Shan 流浮山日落
  Lau Fau Shan is a small fishing village on Deep Bay in the west of New Territories. The place was well-known for cultivating oysters because it is close to the Pearl River (Zhujiang River) in China and got sufficient fresh water. Although lots of villagers have left here, people still can see hundreds of floating rafts on Deep Bay raising...


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