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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...
Tai Lam Chung Reservoir at Tai Lam Country Park 大欖郊野公園大欖涌水塘
Tai Lam Chung Reservoir was built between 1952 and 1957 in Tai Lam Country Park. To strengthen the structure, the reservoir is designated as the afforested area, and Maclehose Trail Stage 10 passes the north side of the reservoir. Therefore, it is not only a cool place to visit in summer, but also a very popular scenic spot to see...
Tuen Mun District - Castle Peak
From the top of Castle Peak, hikers can sense the harmony between human and nature in Hong Kong. Hong Kongers are very conservative in reclaiming land from the nature. They respect the nature and live with the nature. If you have a chance to view the satellite map of Hong Kong, you can see that 80% of the land consists...
Tai Mo Shan (大帽山), located at the center of New Territories, is the highest peak (957m) in Hong Kong. On a clear day even Lantau and its adjacent islands can be seen.

Long Ke Wan

Long Ke Wan at Sai Kung
Long Ke Wan (浪茄灣), located at east Sai Kung and facing the South China Sea, is no doubt the most beautiful beach in Hong Kong. Its silky white sand and crystal clear water creates a perfect spot for peace seeking hikers. Surrounded by a cape called Tsang Pang Kok and two hills called Cheung Ngam Teng and Biu Tsim...
Geo Trail at East Dam, High Island Reservoir 萬宜地質步道
High Island Geo Trail is a well-known bypass near the end of Maclehose Trail 1, where hikers can experience the wonders of nature about 140 million years ago. Volcanic activities left thousands of world-class hexagonal rock columns, sea caves and cut-away islands in east Sai Kung. The geological feature here is unique in China and indeed the world, thus it became...
Feral Cattle Feral Cows on Tai Mo Shan 野牛 流浪牛
Hong Kong people call these feral cattle "stray cattle". Nowadays, there are around 100 buffaloes and 900 cattle in Hong Kong, walking around Lantau Island, Shing Mun Reservoir and Sai Kung, where it is rich in water and grass. The "stray cattle" are usually abandoned by farmers who do not farm any more. When they wander the country parks, their...

Tai Mo Shan

Tai Mo Shan - 大帽山
Tai Mo Shan (大帽山), literally, "Big Hat Mountain" (old name, "Big Fog Mountain"), is the highest mountain in Hong Kong (957m or 3140 feet). Most of the time during the year, the peak is covered by cloud and that is how the mountain got its name. Maclehose Trail Stage 8 passed by the peak of Tai Mo Shan. However, above...
Pak Lap Wan Beach 白臘灣沙灘
A city known for its harbor front has many hidden jewels along its coast line. One of those that is being well looked after and becoming more accessible is Pak Lap Wan. Rated in the top ten beaches, it has more than a protected harbor and white sand beach to offer. The location has both hostels (Hk$ 300-800 per night)...
Sea of Clouds at Lantau Peak | 鳳凰山雲海
Believe it or not, it is Hong Kong! In Hong Kong, sea of clouds usually appear in mountains 800m above sea level in winter and spring. You do not have too many choices and these mountains are: Tai Mo Shan (934m), Lantau Peak (934m), Sunset Peak (869m). There is a driveway to the top of Tai Mo Shan on Maclehose Trail....

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