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Saturday, August 15, 2020
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 :)
Rainy Season in Shing Mun Reservoir 城門水塘雨季
There are 3 hiking trails around the Shing Mun Reservoir (or Jubilee Reservoir), i.e. Maclehose Trail Stage 7, Wilson Trail Stage Stage 7 and Pineapple Dam Nature Trail. Here hikers can experience two extremes of nature: in the rainy season, when the water level is high, trees are immersed in the water. In the dry season, hikers can walk closer...
Tai Chau and Tsim Chau at Sai Kung
"Snoopy Islands" consists of Tai Chau and Tsim Chau located at Big Wave Bay or Tai Long Wan at Sai Kung. It looks like a lying Snoopy when seen from Ham Tin Wan at the middle of Maclehose Trail Stage 2.
Sha Tin Hoi, Tolo Harbour, Ma On Shan
Sha Tin Hoi is at the mouth of Shing Mun River and between Ma Liu Shui and Ma On Shan. Shatin District is the most populous area in Hong Kong and built mostly on reclaimed land in Sha Tin Hoi. 65% of the residents here live in public rental housing. The Chinese University of Hong Kong was originally built along...
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...
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...
Tai Mo Shan Observatory 大帽山天文臺
After conquering the exhausting Ma On Shan and Needle Hill, for every Oxfam Trailwalker, Tai Mo Shan is their ultimate challenge. 957m is the highest altitude on Maclehose Trail and hikers can enjoy the most stunning view in Hong Kong under good weather. After the peak of Tai Mo Shan, hikers descend all the way to around 100m to finish the...
High Island Reservoir seen from Tai She Teng 大蛇頂望萬宜水庫
Kwun Mun Channel originally separated the High Island from the Sai Kung Peninsula. But from 1971 to 1978, High Island Reservoir was built to supply fresh water to Hong Kong people. Its West Dam and East Dam connects High Island with the Sai Kung Peninsula, but it is still known for the 4th largest island in Hong Kong. According...
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.
Chong Hing Water Sports Centre (創興水上活動中心)
Standing on the West Dam of High Island Reservoir (萬宜水庫), you can see  sailing boats and kayaks on your right in an artificial lake. It is the Chong Hing Water Sports Center (創興水上活動中心) and it offers a magnificent view of the countryside. The Center is also a wonderful place for day and tent camping. Campers can feast their eyes on...