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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Devil’s Peak

Devil's Peak (炮台山)
In Chinese, Devil's Peak (a.k.a. Pau Toi Shan) and Fortress Hill (MTR station) are the same, but they are different places. The picture was taken after a mountain fire not long ago. In Hong Kong's winter, the air is very dry, causing a high risk of mountain fire. HK's emergency number is 999. Keep it in mind.
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.
Rainy Season in Shing Mun Reservoir 城門水塘雨季
There are 3 hiking trails around the Shing Mun Reservoir (or Jubilee Reservoir), i.e. Maclehose Trail Stage 7, Wilson Trail Stage Stage 7 and Pineapple Dam Nature Trail. Here hikers can experience two extremes of nature: in the rainy season, when the water level is high, trees are immersed in the water. In the dry season, hikers can walk closer...
Sun Yat Sen's Mother - Elderly Lady Yang (孫中山母親墓)
Sun Yat-sen, the father of the Republic of China, was buried in Mount Zijin (Purple Mountain) in Nanjing, China. But where was his mother buried? There is very little information about this great woman. As the foremost pioneer of Republic of China, Sun is referred to as the Father of the Nation. Sun's notability and popularity extends beyond the great...
Bride's Pool Waterfall | 船灣大美督新娘潭瀑布
Bride's Pool is a well-known scenic spot near Tai Mei Tuk in Plover Cove Country Park. Hikers can find 15-meter high Bride's Pool Waterfall, Mirror Pool and some nature trails nearby. The Bride's Pool is crystal clear, so it is a very popular place in summer and for swimmers. Legend has it that a bride fell into the pool and drowned on...
Lighthouse at Lei Yue Mun | 鯉魚門燈塔
If  you go boating a lot in Hong Kong, you will hear the name "Lei Yue Mun" quite often. It is a narrow channel located at the east end of Victoria Harbor between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. But normally, when local people say "Lei Yue Mun", they usually refer to the seafood market on the north side of...
Shing Mun Reservoir (城門水塘)
Maclehose Trail Stage 7 and Wilson Trail Stage 6 intersects each other at Shing Mun Reservoir, which is located among Tai Mo Shan, Grassy Hill and Needle Hill, Lead Mine Pass, and Shing Mun Reservoir Road. When the water level is low, you can walk down the bank of the reservoir and see the amazing root of the trees.

Pat Sin Leng

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...
Nam Chung Village 南涌村
At the end of Wilson Trail 10 lies a quiet village called Nam Chung that is isolated from the outside world. You can see farmlands, old houses, fish ponds and temples here. Take some time to explore this village of profound culture and experience how time flies in front of you. Yeung Uk (楊屋), Cheng Uk (鄭屋), Lo Uk (羅屋),...

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