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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Silver Mine Bay seen from Lin Fa Shan | 蓮花山眺望梅窩銀鑛灣
Most hikers come to Lantau Island to conquer the Twin Peak (Lantau Peak and Sunset Peak). Although they are the highest mountains in Lantau Island, people can hardly see the Silver Mine Bay because it is blocked by Lin Fa Shan, the 6th highest hill in Hong Kong. Lin Fa Shan is ignored by most people, but the scene on...
Ma On Shan Country Park (馬鞍山郊野公園)
Standing on top of Pak Sin Leng (八仙嶺), across Tolo Channel (赤門海峽), you can see the mountain ridges on Ma On Shan Country Park. In Hong Kong, mostly likely you will have a foggy weather. Everything far away is like Chinese monochromes.
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...
Grass Island (Tap Mun) 塔門
Grass Island, a.k.a. Tap Mun, only one hour ferry away from the city, is one of the most beautiful islands in Hong Kong. Surrounded by multiple nature parks, Grass Island has also got perfect grassland, thus, it is a perfect place for camping, although there is no government designated camp sites on the island. It provides a brief escape away...
Tung Chung and Hong Kong International Airport
You can get a bird view of Tung Chung and Hong Kong International Airport near Por Kai Shan. I know the sunset is pretty, but you can view it elsewhere. Now let's focus on the screen-like 50- to 70-storey buildings standing in front of you, which can be found in cities with a high population density. After the Hong Kong...
On top of Castle Peak in Tuen Mun, you can find one TV broadcast station and one military radar station left by British army. On a clear day, you not only can see Hong Kong International Airport across Victoria Harbor, but also the Deep Bay Bridge connecting Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
Tai Mei Tuk (大尾督)
Literally, Tai Mei Tuk (大尾督) means "the very end" because the landscape is located at the end of Mount Pak Sin Leng. In ancient China, people depict the curve of the mountain ridge as "the vessel of the dragon". Anything on the "vessel" is a sign of good fortune. That's also why people living in Tai Mei Tuk wanted to...
Pandanus tectorius (a.k.a. "Wild Pineapple" in Chinese) can be widely seen in outlying islands and along coastlines in Hong Kong, such as Tung Ping Chau, Grass Island and Wong Chuk Kok. It grows wild mainly in semi­-natural vegetation in littoral habitats throughout the tropical and subtropical Pacific, where it can withstand drought, strong winds, and salt spray. It propagates readily...
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...
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...

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