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Friday, December 13, 2019
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...
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...
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...

Fort?

High Island Reservoir
You will see a "fort" at the west side of High Island Reservoir (萬宜水庫) on Maclehose Trail Stage 1. Not sure how it functions. Leave a comment if you know.
Tai Shing Stream at Tai Mo Shan 大城石澗
Tai Shing Stream is one of the nine streams in Hong Kong where hikers spend their summer most often due to its easy accessibility. Its origin is at Tai Mo Shan and is the major source of water for the Shing Mun Reservoir. There dozens of waterfalls along the trail for hikers to swim and enjoy the summer. Water flow...
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...
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 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...
Sea of Clouds at Lantau Peak | 鳳凰山雲海
Believe it or not, it is Hong Kong! In Hong Kong, sea of clouds usually appear in mountains 800m above sea level in winter and spring. You do not have too many choices and these mountains are: Tai Mo Shan (934m), Lantau Peak (934m), Sunset Peak (869m). There is a driveway to the top of Tai Mo Shan on Maclehose Trail....
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...

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