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Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Covering 4,477 hectares of uplands and coasts, Sai Kung East Country Park has the most amazing scenic spots of nature in Hong Kong, including Big Wave 4 Beaches, Long Ke Wan, High Island Reservoir, Sharp Peak, Hong Kong Global Geopark of China, Chek Keng, and rural villages.
Monkey Hill (a.k.a. Kam Shan), located inside Kam Shan Country Park is where you can get a close look at macaque monkeys in Hong Kong. Macaque monkeys become very aggressive when they see food on your hands. Do not get too close to the monkeys or let them smell anything delicious on you :)
Sun Yat Sen's Mother - Elderly Lady Yang (孫中山母親墓)
Sun Yat-sen, the father of the Republic of China, was buried in Mount Zijin (Purple Mountain) in Nanjing, China. But where was his mother buried? There is very little information about this great woman. As the foremost pioneer of Republic of China, Sun is referred to as the Father of the Nation. Sun's notability and popularity extends beyond the great...
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...
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...
Hexagonal Volcanic Rock at Fa Shan 花生萬柱海岸
The most spectacular rock wonder in Hong Kong can be seen on the east side of Fa Shan in southeast Sai Kung. Thousands of hexagonal rock columns are spread along the shore, demonstrating to us the formation of volcanic extrusive rocks 140 million years ago (Cretaceous). To get a perfect view of these rare natural prodigies, follow Maclehose Trail Stage...
Going downhill from Tai Mo Shan, hikers can enjoy the stunning views of 6 bridges across the Rambler Channel (a.k.a. Tsing Yi Channel) and busy container terminals. The most outstanding one is Stonecutters’ Bridge (1.6 km) that connects Tsing Yi Island and Stonecutters Island. The Stonecutters Island is now actually annexed to the Kowloon peninsula after the land reclamation by the Hong...
Along the coastlines of Hong Kong, you can find lots of sea caves, which are formed primarily by the wave action of the sea at the weak zone of the rocks. Mok Min Cave (木棉桐) is the best-known sea cave that can be reached on land. When the tide is low, people can get inside and walk through. Mok Min Cave...
Ham Tin Wan, Tai Wan, Tung Wan, Tai Long Tsui at Sai Kung
Big Wave Bay at Sai Kung consists of 4 beaches: Tai Long Sai Wan, Ham Tin Wan, Tai Wan and Tung Wan. Together with the Sharp Peak located to the north of Tai Wan, this place is considered as one of the "4 Wonders in Hong Kong", and the best surfing and camping destination in summer. Maclehose Trail Stage 2 passes...
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....