Date
20 August 2017

hike

  • Stream trekking through the hot summer months

    - Jul 28, 2017 5:45pm
    With 40 percent of its territory preserved as country parks, Hong Kong has much to offer to stressed-out people looking for a weekend adventure. Hong Kong summers are hot and muggy, and this is quite discouraging...
  • A lakeside walk through Hok Tau and beyond

    - Jun 30, 2017 5:35pm
    If you fancy exploring a natural world that not too many folk in Hong Kong know about, then grab a chance for a trip to Hok Tau Reservoir. Located in the innermost depths of Pat Sin...
  • Taking in Lion Rock from hilltops

    - Feb 24, 2017 5:32pm
    Growing up in the shadow of Lion Rock, I have developed a strong affection for this magnificent mountain. A hundred years ago, when the entire Kowloon Peninsula was a rural farmland, Lion Rock stood out from...
  • Reminiscing about old Hong Kong at Lion Rock

    - Feb 10, 2017 5:33pm
    Located between Kowloon Tong and Tai Wai, Lion Rock stands 495 meters high. Although it is not the tallest hill in the city, it transcends peers in Hong Kong in terms of fame. This is in large...
  • Lai Chi Wo: A Hakka walled village with a living forest

    - Jan 13, 2017 5:32pm
    Lai Chi Wo, surrounded by mountains on three sides, is regarded as the feng shui woodlands of New Territories Northeast. Thanks to the hard work of its original settlers, the remote spot in Double Haven (Yan...
  • An encounter with Chinese white dolphins at Tai O

    - Jan 6, 2017 5:33pm
    If you visit Tai O just to snap pictures of those gleaming stilt houses or buy a couple of jars of shrimp paste for your mother, then your trip probably isn’t complete.  Dolphin watching is a...
  • Edwardian-style Red House in Quarry Bay

    - Dec 30, 2016 5:30pm
    Hong Kong Island has a few historic houses named after their exterior color — the Blue House, Green House, Yellow House and Orange House. The four renowned houses are all in the Wan Chai neighborhood. Add...
  • An abandoned village hidden in an inlet

    - Dec 23, 2016 5:32pm
    As a city dweller, I often fantasize about life in a village and what I would do if I lived there. Most people might have thought of those lovely wooden cottages in the mountains of Europe...
  • Going up Cloudy Hill in Tai Po

    - Dec 16, 2016 5:36pm
    Hiking enthusiasts seek to conquer famous hilltops such as Sharp Peak in Sai Kung and Lantau Peak on Lantau Island. However, the task would be a bit challenging for beginner hikers, who might want to first build...
  • Pottinger Peak hike in less than half a day

    - Nov 25, 2016 5:33pm
    City dwellers who tend to oversleep on weekends can still enjoy the natural scenery of the northeastern and southeastern Hong Kong Island by going up to Pottinger Peak via Leaping Dragon Walk from Siu Sai Wan....
  • Seafood and other delights in Sok Kwu Wan

    - Nov 25, 2016 5:32pm
    People going to Lamma Island from Central have the option of taking a ferry either to Yung Shue Wan or Sok Kwu Wan from Pier No. 4. Yung Shue Wan, situated in the north of the...
  • A beautiful mistake in Sham Chung

    - Nov 18, 2016 5:30pm
    A large grassy pitch is a rare sight in Hong Kong. We used to be told that whenever there’s space, it should be filled with residential buildings to help ease the housing problem. While it’s true...
  • A walk along Shek Pik Country Trail

    - Nov 11, 2016 5:32pm
    On a visit to the Shek Pik Reservoir, I found the water beautifully reflecting sun glitter, seemingly welcoming my arrival. Following the catchwater drain, I quickly got to the entrance of the Shek Pik Country Trail....
  • A heritage walk at Hong Kong’s smallest country park

    - Nov 4, 2016 5:35pm
    Situated in the backyard of the University of Hong Kong, the Lung Fu Shan Country Park impresses visitors with its natural beauty, history and amazing landscapes. Getting the official status in 1998, it is the smallest of...
  • Looking at the islands from Lung Ha Wan Trail

    - Oct 28, 2016 5:32pm
    When I was a child, I loved reading maps. I was particularly fascinated by the tiny spots of uninhabited islands in the southeastern waters of Hong Kong. They seemed so mysterious. That’s why some time ago...
  • Secrets of Hong Kong’s most beautiful bay

    - Oct 14, 2016 5:33pm
    Tai Long Wan in Sai Kung is arguably Hong Kong’s most beautiful bay. Not to be confused with the one that bears the same name (Big Wave Bay) on Hong Kong Island, Tai Long Wan is...
  • Tei Tong Tsai: A place to rest your mind

    - Oct 7, 2016 5:32pm
    By the end of the 19th century, many Buddhist monks and nuns from China moved to Hong Kong due to political instability in the mainland. Since then the peaceful and tranquil Lantau Island has emerged as...
  • Hiking at Sai Kung West

    - Sep 30, 2016 5:37pm
    Rising from the calm waters of Kei Ling Ha (企嶺下) is an island called Sam Pui Chau, which literally means “three China porcelain spirit cups” for it resembles those found on a Chinese altar when viewed...
  • Journey back in time to a Hakka walled village in Sheung Shui

    - Sep 30, 2016 5:30pm
    Not far away from Sheung Shui MTR station is the century-old Tsung Pak Long village (松柏塱村). It was founded by families with different surnames, and the earliest record of the settlement dates back to 1819. Their...
  • Discover the charms of Wang Chau island

    - Sep 23, 2016 5:31pm
    I used to be quite ignorant of Hong Kong geography, particularly in relation to some of the islands scattered in the waters around the territory. So when a friend mentioned something about Ung Kong Islands (罋缸群島)...

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