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Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Pat Sin Leng | 八仙嶺
Pat Sin Leng (八仙嶺) literally means "Eight Peaks of Immortals". It is a mountain range located in northeast New Territories and the highest peak is 591m. From Tolo Harbor, people can get a clear view of Pat Sin Leng's 8 stately peaks, named after 8 immortals in Chinese mythology: Shun Yeung Fung (純陽峰), Chung Li Fung (鐘離峰), Kuai Li Fung...
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 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.
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)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...