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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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)...
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...

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...
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...
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 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 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....
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...
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...

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...

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