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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
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...
Tai Long Tsui at Sai Kung | 西貢大浪咀
Tai Long Tsui is located at the fast east corner of Sai Kung East Country Park. Since it is far away from any kind of transportation, even on foot, you can rarely see people here. You can spend half day here, tour around the whole peninsula, enjoy being alone, and disappear from the city...
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...
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.
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...
Lantau Mountain Camp at Sunset Peak| 爛頭營 | 大東石室
It is like walking into a dreamland. Dozens of stone houses are built among silvergrass, across the top of Sunset Peak at Lantau Island. These stone houses have more than 90 years of history, but even local Hong Kong people cannot tell the stories behind them. It is said that the houses were built by British missionaries for camping purpose. At...
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.
View of Big Wave Bay on the way to Sharp Peak
With a height of 468 meters above sea level, Sharp Peak is not even among the Top 10 highest hills in Hong Kong, but it is definitely one of the most popular hiking trails for experienced hikers. Literally, Sharp Peak (a.k.a. Nam She Tsim) in Chinese means the hill of snakes, showcasing the unique curve of its ridge, also indicating...

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