Hiking in the fabulous Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s mountains are not high, but they are magnificent
Hong Kong is well known for its densely-packed city full of high-rise towers built sky high, but a little further out of the city centre it’s surrouned by beautiful mountains and plenty small beach shores to explore and relax.
Colourful Housing Blocks are a normal sight
At night the city changes into a magnificent light show and those high-rise towers stand out against the nearby mountains.
How to get this shot?
For the most famous photobombing shot of the city you need to get to Lugard Road on Victoria Peak.
⇒ Lugard Road Lookout – Find it here on Google Maps
How to get there?
By either taking the Peak Tram or by Bus
For more information about the Peak, follow the link here
Hong Kong at night as seen from Lugard Road
Tai Lam Country Park
Shek O Country Park
Plover Cove Country Park
Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve
Hong Kong Wetland Park
Aberdeen Country Park
Lantau South Country Park
Kam Shan Country Park
Kiu Tsui Country Park
Tai Mo Shan Country Park
Sai Kung East Country Park
Tai Tam Country Park
Ma On Shan Country Park
Shing Mun Country Park
High Island Reservoir – Sai Kung East Country Park
View of Lantau Peak as seen from Ngong Ping
A river at the Tai Tong Sweet Gum Woods
Music & Relax Detox
A big advantage of Hong Kong is that it has a large amount of small to medium city parks where you can enjoy the locals dance or more like move on the rhythm of the music that comes from their speakers. It’s not dubstep or R&B or Reggae, no it’s a totally different culture and therefor it is Chinese meditational music, or just relax after an exhausting day at work or during your stay in Hong Kong.
Kowloon Walled City Park
One specific park we would like to mention is the Kowloon Walled City Park because history has it that this park is built on the historical Kowloon Walled City that stood there from around 1898 until 1994. The history of the walled city can be traced back to the Song Dynasty (960–1279), when an outpost was set up to manage the trade of salt.
With no government enforcement from the Chinese or the British, the walled city became a haven for crime and drugs. It was only during a 1959 trial for a murder that the Hong Kong government was ruled to have jurisdiction there. By that time, however, the walled city was virtually ruled by the organised crime syndicates known as triads.
The city had just a size of 0,026 km² (26.000 m²) or 2.6 hectares.
By 1990 it had about 50.000 residents within its borders.
Although the Walled City is demolished in 1994, we can still see it in documentaries or video games that take place inside the city.
Velodrome Park in Tseung Kwan O is just a heaven on its own
Weird circular mirrors at Salisbury Garden, Tsim Sha Tsui
Reaching a height of 934 metres above sea level, placing this mountain on number 2 behind the Tai Mo Shan mountain with a height of 957 metres. Its Cantonese name is Fung Wong Shan and literally means “Phoenix Mountain” and is famous for its sunrise scenery at the top. And, it is so beautiful up there.
Us at Lantau Peak – 2018
Lantau Peak as seen from Ngong Ping