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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Bride's Pool Nature Trail at Plover Cove Country Park | 船灣新娘潭自然教育徑
It is sweltering in Hong Kong's summer. With temperature above 33 degrees and humidity above 80%, people easily get dehydrated. TV news often has that hikers suffered from heatstroke and were taken to hospital by helicopter. Maclehose Trail is not a good option during this time of the year, as most of the trails are not covered by trees and...
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...
Ng Tung Chai Waterfall 梧桐寨瀑布
Nu Tung Chai Waterfall is the best-known and biggest waterfall in Hong Kong. Located at the northern side of Tai Mo Shan, it is also one of the most popular retreats from the hustle and bustle of the city in summer. Clear signposts will guide tourists to reach the series of streams and waterfalls. Nu Tung Chai Waterfall consists of...
Hong Kong people call these double-decker trams "Dingding" (叮叮), which was named after the double bell ring the trams use to warn pedestrians of their approach. The tram system connects Shau Kei Wan in the east and Kennedy Town in the west of Hong Kong Island. From 1904 when the tramway began its operation till today, it has been one...
Sunset at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)
When the sun is setting and the darkness is falling, it is the moment that people go home. We take it for granted until one day we realize it is not true for some people. But if we look at life as a whole, everyone is all "going home", the place where we will stay with our beloved ones forever. (In...
Ships at Victoria Harbour, Deep Water Ports at Hong Kong | 維港深水港
Victoria Harbor, located between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula, provides a natural shelter and deep waters (30-40m) for all types of vessels. Watching hundreds of ships coming and leaving on Victoria Harbor reminds people of what this modern city has suffered 170 years ago. Back in 1842, the Qing navy was defeated by the British Royal Navy in the First...
Tian Tan Buddha - Big Buddha, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, HK
The bronze statue of Buddha Amoghasiddhi is quietly sitting on Ngong Ping highland in west Lantau Island. Erected in 1993, facing north (to China), the Big Buddha is 34 metres (112 feet) tall and the second tallest outdoor bronze seated Buddha in the world (The tallest one is Fo Guang Shan Buddha in Taiwan). Nowadays, the Big Buddha, together with Po...
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...
Ma On Shan (馬鞍山) is the 4th highest peak (702 metres) in Hong Kong. Together with Hunch Backs (牛押山), Ma On Shan gets its Chinese name from the saddle-shaped passes, known to hikers as the "head saddle" (The Ma On Shan main peak) and "end saddle" (the Hunch Backs). The northeastern slopes to the peak of Ma On Shan is...
Lighthouse at Lei Yue Mun | 鯉魚門燈塔
If  you go boating a lot in Hong Kong, you will hear the name "Lei Yue Mun" quite often. It is a narrow channel located at the east end of Victoria Harbor between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. But normally, when local people say "Lei Yue Mun", they usually refer to the seafood market on the north side of...


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