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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sharp Peak

View of Big Wave Bay on the way to Sharp Peak
With a height of 468 meters above sea level, Sharp Peak is not even among the Top 10 highest hills in Hong Kong, but it is definitely one of the most popular hiking trails for experienced hikers. Literally, Sharp Peak (a.k.a. Nam She Tsim) in Chinese means the hill of snakes, showcasing the unique curve of its ridge, also indicating...

Po Pin Chau

Po Pin Chau Sea Stack seen from High Island Reservoir East Dam 破邊洲-萬宜水庫-東壩
As the Chinese name implies, Po Pin Chau is an island cut away from the mainland. It was once a part of Fa Shan. Po Pin Chau was formed in several stages. The impact of pounding waves on Fa Shan resulted in progressive erosion on the weaker rock strata until a sea cave was formed. Over time, the cave became...
Tai Shing Stream at Tai Mo Shan 大城石澗
Tai Shing Stream is one of the nine streams in Hong Kong where hikers spend their summer most often due to its easy accessibility. Its origin is at Tai Mo Shan and is the major source of water for the Shing Mun Reservoir. There dozens of waterfalls along the trail for hikers to swim and enjoy the summer. Water flow...
High Island Reservoir Full View (萬宜水庫全景)
On Maclehose Trail Stage 1, you are walking around half of the High Island Reservoir (萬宜水庫). On Sai Kung Man Yee Road, you can get a full view of the reservoir from different angles. In clear weather, the water is jewelry blue. High Island Reservoir is the largest reservoir in Hong Kong, holding water of approximately 273 million cubic meters....
Yin Tsz Ngam at Tai Long Wan Sai Kung | 西貢大浪灣燕子岩
Yin Tsz Ngam literally means Swallow Cave in Chinese. It is actually several caves located at the northeast coast of Tai Yue Ngam Teng where lots of swallows and bats build their nests. Suffered from the northeast monsoon and tide for millions of years, the coastline of Sai Kung Peninsula is full of amazing geological miracles, such as volcanic rock...
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...

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...
Maclehose Trail, the longest hiking trail (100km), starts at Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung, across most of the New Territories, ends at Tuen Mun in the west of Hong Kong. This is where everything about hiking in Hong Kong starts. The amazing nature, the wonderful hiking trails, and the endless paths in this little city. Follow me to explore the...
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...
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...

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