22.8 C
Hong Kong
Monday, November 29, 2021
Lung Kwu Tan at Castle Peak, Tun Mun District
Located at the west of Castle Peak at with an unimpeded view to the west coast, Lung Kwu Tan together with Pak Nai, is the best place to see sunset in Hong Kong. However, the place is also far away from the city. Tourists need to take MTR to Tuen Mun Station. Take Bus K52 at Tuen Mun Town Center...
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...
Hong Kong Dragon Boat at Tuen Ng Festival | 香港端午節龍舟嘉年華
The fun and excitement Chinese people are enjoying today at Tuen Ng Festival actually originates from a tragedy that occurred 2000 years ago. Qu Yuan, a Chinese poet, who lived in the State of Chu (around 300 BCE), committed suicide in Miluo river (in today's Hunan Province) as a form of protest against the corruption of the era and...
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...
Pavilion Rain Shelter at Lion Rock Hill
On the old hiking trails, there are a few rain shelters made of wood. These pavilion shelters were built in 1970s and renovated in 1990s for hikers to take a rest and stay away from stormy weather on the wild trails. The rain shelter in the picture is located on the Lion Rock Old Trail, which was once the hub connecting...
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...
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...
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,...