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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Red Leaves, Maple in Autumn 大欖紅葉
On Maclehose Trail Stage 10 and in Tai Lam Country Park (大欖郊野公園), it is the best place to see maple (or people usually call it "red leaves" in Hong Kong) in autumn. Tai Lam is the second largest country park in Hong Kong, ranking just after the most expansive Lantau South Country Park. But it has the most hiking trails...
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)...
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 :)
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...
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...
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...
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...
Standing at Yuen Ng Fan (南風灣), you can enjoy the dreamy seascapes of Kau Sai Chau (滘西洲) and Tai Tau Chau (大頭洲). There is a pavilion here beside the road. It is a good place to take a rest and have lunch.
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.
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...