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Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Tai Mo Shan - 大帽山
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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)...
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...
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...