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Lung Tsai Ng Yuen 龍仔悟園 at Lantau Trail near Keung Shan
Lung Tsai Ng Yuen is a secret garden built at West Lantau Island near Keung Shan at the end of Lantau Trail Stage 5. The land was bought by Mr Ng, a textile merchant, in 1962 with 2 million HKD as a private villa. And later a classical garden of Yangtze Delta was built on it. Mr Ng believed in Buddhism...
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...
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...
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...
The Heart Sutra on The Wisdom Path on Lantau Island | 心經簡林
The Heart Sutra is the best known Mahayana sutra. At 260 words, it summarizes the essence of the thoughts of Buddha and the secret of the universe and life. The Heart Sutra explains the philosophy of "emptiness". When one acquires the wisdom of "emptiness", he will realize the relationship between the physical world and mental world. The physical world is...
Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance at Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival
It is said that a few days before the Mid-Autumn Festival in 1880, a typhoon hit the Tai Hang Village (大坑村) and then a python entered the Hakka village and ate their livestock. The next morning, the python disappeared, but a plague came afterwards and killed a few people. A soothsayer said the python was the son of the Sea...
Clear Water Bay Golf and Country Club Golf Course 清水灣鄉村俱樂部
Clear Water Bay Golf Course and Po Toi O, a fishing village are right next to each other. Within a few steps, you can experience the life of ancient villagers and the richest people in Hong Kong. The Ninepin Group Islands are a few miles away at the very Southeast corner of Hong Kong, where tourists can see spectacular volcanic...
Pre-war Lighthouse at Cape d'Aguilar Marine Reserve 鶴咀海岸保護區燈塔
Declared a monument in Hong Kong, Cape d'Aguilar Lighthouse (a.k.a. Hok Tsui Beacon) is one of the five surviving pre-war lighthouses and the oldest lighthouse in Hong Kong. The other four lighthouses are located in Green Island, Waglan Island and Tang Lung Chau. Cape d'Aguilar Lighthouse was build at the southeast of Cape d’Aguilar Peninsula and put into service in...
Fishponds at Yuen Long seen from Ah Kai Shan 丫髻山
Ah Kai Shan is located at Yuen Long, northwest of New Territories. With an altitude of 121m, Ah Kai Shan separates Yuen Long Industrial Estate and Tin Shui Wai New Town. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj7CXUkc5_Y Video by Joseph Fung Standing on top of the hill, hikers can see hundreds of fishponds around Nam Sang Wai, Mai Po Nature Reserve and Shenzhen in China. There are lots of...
Tung Chung and Hong Kong International Airport
You can get a bird view of Tung Chung and Hong Kong International Airport near Por Kai Shan. I know the sunset is pretty, but you can view it elsewhere. Now let's focus on the screen-like 50- to 70-storey buildings standing in front of you, which can be found in cities with a high population density. After the Hong Kong...

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