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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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 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...

Pak Lap Wan

Pak Lap Wan 白臘灣
On the southeast corner of High Island at Sai Kung lies Pak Lap Wan, a quiet beach facing Town Island. In the past, the High Island is a real island and people can only reach Pak Lap Wan by boat from Hong Kong Island, Kowloon or Sai Kung, but with the strong wind and waves in South China Sea, it is...
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...
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...

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...
Monkey Hill (a.k.a. Kam Shan) is located between Shatin and Sham Shui Po. Walking along Golden Hill Road, in between Shek Lei Pui Reservoir and Kownloon Reservoir, you can see lots of macaque monkeys running on the road, trees, bus stops, dams, trash cans, and chasing, fighting and mating with each other. There are about 2100 macaque monkeys in Hong...
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...
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.
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...