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...
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....
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...
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...
Lion Rock Hill is a symbolic hill to Hong Kong people. There is a popular song and TV series called “Below the Lion Rock” made in 1970s, when Hong Kong was one of the Four Asian Tigers and the city maintained exceptionally high growth rates. The song “Below the Lion Rock” written by Wong Jim, is appreciating the hardworking spirit...
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...
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