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Thursday, September 16, 2021
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...
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...
Sunset at Victoria Harbor seen from Braemar Hill 寶馬山觀維維日落
Braemar Hill, named after a Scottish village, is mainly a residential area between North Point and Quarry Bay in Hong Kong Island. Part of the hill is within the Tai Tam Country Park (Quarry Bay Extension), near Wilson Trail Stage 2 and Hong Kong Trail Stage 5. It is considered as an upper-class neighborhood area since 1960s. Near the hilltop,...
Hong Kong Wetland Park - Bird Watching | 香港濕地公園觀鳥
Hong Kong is primarily known to be a shopper’s paradise, but it has much more to offer than trendy boutiques and charismatic street markets. Fused with Asian and European cultures, most people don’t see Hong Kong beyond its metropolitan area. By traveling past the city center, you'll encounter a lot of scenic and quaint spots that even residents may...
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...
Po Toi O at Clear Water Bay Peninsula 布袋澳
Po Toi O literally means "a bay shaped like a sack". It is a small fishing village at the east of Clear Water Bay Country Park. Here hikers can discover the ancient ways of harvesting and production of sea food. Dozens of rafts are floating on the clear water, which keep fish in sheltered areas. Creatures that can obtain food from...
Hakka Village at Lai Chi Wo in Double Heaven
Lai Chi Wo is a Hakka Village located at the west coast of Yan Chau Tong Marine Park. Most Hakka villages in Hong Kong were built on hillsides. Typically backing onto dense fung shui woods, these rural settlements have crop fields in the front to serve as sunning grounds and venues for village activities. Further up are ponds, where fish...
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...
Fish Ponds at Tai Sang Wai 大生圍魚塘
Tai Sang Wai is located at Southwest of Yuen Long at New Territories. The area is filled with hundreds of fish ponds. Here tourists can experience the time when Hong Kong was still a small fishing village hundreds of years ago. To get there, hikers need to get to Fairview Park, a private residential estate, by shuttlebus. And then follow...
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...