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Hong Kong
Thursday, July 9, 2020
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...
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...
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.
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)...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...