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Saturday, April 20, 2019
Sharp Peak | Nam She Tsim | 蚺蛇尖 | 塔門
On Tap Mun (a.k.a. Grass Island), tourists can get a good view of the east ridge of Nam She Tsim (a.k.a. Sharp Peak). It is the path that hikers usually choose to go downhill. (See south ridge of Sharp Peak.) At the end of the ridge is Tai Long Tsui (大浪咀), where very few people can get there after an...
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.
Rock Strata, Dragon Diving into the Sea at Tung Ping Chau
At the west coast of Tung Ping Chau, hikers can see an interesting geological phenomenon called "Dragon diving into the sea". The white rock strata lying obliquely on the coast looks like the backbone of a dragon and extends from the coast into the sea. It is actually caused by differential weathering between rock strata consisting mostly of quartz and...
Castle Peak Bay / Tsing Shan Wan (青山灣)
Half way to the Castle Peak is the place to get a good view of Tsing Shan Wan. Beneath you foot, there are also Tuen Mun Typhoon Shelter, Butterfly Beach and Pillar Point. Castle Peak Bay is a bay outside Tuen Mun. Tuen Mun River empties into the bay. In the past, large amount of Tanka fishermen harbored at the bay.
Mani Stones (嘛呢堆) are usually inscribed with the six syllabled mantra (唵嘛呢叭咪哞 / Om mani padme hum), and placed together to form mounds or cairns along the roadsides and rivers as a form of prayer in Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetans believe carvings on the rocks would last forever, indicating their mind to their god would never change. This picture was taken at Tung...
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 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...
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.
Hsien Ku Fung at Pak Sing Leng 八仙嶺何仙姑
Hsien Ku Fung (仙姑峰) is at the east end of Pak Sin Leng mountain range and Wilson Trail Stage 9, and it is one of the best peaks to get a 360-degree view of the nature of northeast New Territories. To the east is Plover Cove Reservoir, the first "reservoir in sea" over the world. Hikers can also see the Sharp...

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