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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Tai Tam Reservoir Group | 大潭水塘
Tai Tam Reservoir Group is a group of reservoirs located in the Tai Tam Country Park. The Reservoir Group was built between 1888 and 1917 to supply fresh water to the increasing population in Hong Kong and also brought up the the economy in the east of Hong Kong Island. Hikers can follow Hong Kong Trail Stage 6 or Tai Tam...
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,...
Tathong Channel and Dragon's Back Best Urban Hiking Trail by Asiaweek
Lying inside the Shek O Country Park and facing Tathong Channel, Dragon's Back (part of the Hong Kong Trail Stage 8) was selected as the best urban hiking trail by Time Asia Magazine in 2004. The "Dragon" got its name from the trail's ups and downs between Shek O Peak and Wan Cham Shan. Hikers can enjoy the grand view...
Old and New Green Island Lighthouses 新舊青洲燈塔
Situated on Green Island, a short distance off the west coast of Hong Kong Island, the Green Island Lighthouse Compound comprises two lighthouses, a former European quarters and a former keeper's house. Both Green Island Lighthouses have served thousands of vessels approaching Hong Kong from the west for many decades and have thus played an important role in Hong...
Dragon's Back (龍脊)
Dragon's Back is no doubt the best-known hiking trail in Hong Kong. Many travel magazines have it covered. But it is no doubt not the most beautiful one, even not among the TOP 10. The reasons why people like it so much are 1. it is in Hong Kong Island, where most rich people live. 2. it is very close...
Fog in Spring (Lohas Park seen from Lei Yue Mun) 香港春霧 (從鯉魚門看日出康城)
In spring, Hong Kong is quite humid. At this time of year, cold air from north gradually recedes and warm air comes in from the sea. However, water near the coast is still very cold, which cools down the air near the ground. Water vapor may condense into tiny water droplets and reduce the visibility near the horizon. We...
Whale Bone at The Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS), Cape d'Aguilar Peninsula
The whale bone at The HKU Swire Institute of Marine Science is the landmark of Cape d'Aguilar Peninsula, located at the southern tip of Hong Kong Island. It is the 1st marine reserve area in Hong Kong where commercial fishing and any recreational activities are strictly prohibited. The coastline of Cape d'Aguilar includes a variety of intertidal and shallow subtidal habitats...
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...
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...
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...

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