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Thursday, August 22, 2019
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...
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...
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...
Volcanic Eruption at Sharp Peak, Hong Kong
You can tell the "volcano" is fake. Sharp Peak is a tough hiking trail in Sai Kung Country Park for professional hikers. In clear weather, people can see the sharp peak from almost every angle in the east of Sai Kung. The real volcano in Hong Kong actually died millions of years ago, left thousands of hexagonal volcanic rocks along...
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 at Tuen Mun | Pui To Shan | 青山 | 杯渡山 | 屯門
Chung Yeung Festival (9th day of the 9th month in the Chinese lunar calendar) is a public holiday in Hong Kong. Number 9 means "long" or "forever" in Chinese, so it is a festival to show respect to old people. During the day, members of the family usually climb a high mountain (a little bit more challenging than usual)...
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...
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.

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