Temple Hill Hike (Tsz Wan Shan), Hong Kong – Aerial Photography Article

Temple Hill Hike (Tsz Wan Shan), Hong Kong If you’re looking for a relatively easy hike with incredible views of Hong Kong, then Temple Hill (Tsz Wan Shan) is definitely worth considering! From Kowloon Peak to Eagle’s Nest, there are plenty of trails with amazing views of Hong Kong below. Of course, the most iconic of them is Lion Rock. However, Temple Hill, which is located right next to Lion Rock, offers very similar views, with less crowds, and less…

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Tsz Lo Lan Shan Path Hike, Scenic and Very Easy – Aerial Photography Article

Tsz Lo Lan Shan Path Hike, Scenic and Very Easy The Tsz Lo Lan Shan Path hike is a super easy trail from Wong Nai Chung Reservoir to Tai Tam Reservoir. The trail skirts along the side of Violet Hill, and offers fantastic views of Repulsive Bay from its narrow ledge. It then carries on to Tai Tam Intermediate Reservoir before finishing at Tai Tam Country Park South Entrance. The Tsz Lo Lan Shan Path is perfect for anyone, including…

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Shui Hau Village to Shek Pik Reservoir Hike, Lantau Trail Section 9 – Aerial Photography Article

Shui Hau Village to Shek Pik Reservoir Hike, Lantau Trail Section 9 The hike from Shui Hau Village to Shek Pik Reservoir, along Lantau Trail Section 9, is a relatively easy coastal walk that involves minimal climbing. The hike also passes by two campsites with their own beaches (Lo Kei Wan and Shek Lam Chau) as well as an ancient rock carving. Admiring the views of the sea from Lantau Trail Section 9 Although this section of the Lantau Trail…

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Best Urban Scenic Cycling Routes in Hong Kong – Aerial Photography Article

Best Urban Scenic Cycling Routes in Hong Kong We love cycling in Hong Kong! Personally, I’ve always been a fan of cycling. In fact, it was my preferred mode of transport when I lived in Barcelona. Although Hong Kong island and the main city aren’t cycling friendly, the New Territories were built with cycling in mind. There are cycling tracks that run alongside almost every road. In fact, most of the outlying islands don’t allow cars, and cycles are the…

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Tai Lam Chung Reservoir – Thousand Islands Hike, Hong Kong – Aerial Photography Article

Tai Lam Chung Reservoir – Thousand Islands Hike, Hong Kong Tai Lam Chung Reservoir, commonly referred to as the “Thousand Island Lake”, is perhaps the most photographed and recognizable reservoir in Hong Kong. Located in the Tai Lam Country Park, Tuen Mun, the Thousand Island Lake is named after a similar reservoir in Zhejiang Province, China. The islands in the reservoir were once hills before the Tai Lam Chung Valley was flooded. Today, these islands make this one of the…

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Discovery Bay to Mui Wo Hike via Trappist Haven Monastery – Aerial Photography Article

Discovery Bay to Mui Wo Hike via Trappist Haven Monastery When hiking from Discovery Bay to Mui Wo, there are two trails to choose between – the more difficult but scenic trail via Lo Fu Tau (Tiger Head), or the easier and relaxed one via the Trappist Haven Monastery. In this post we’ll focus on the Discovery Bay to Mui Wo hike via the Trappist Haven Monastery, now known as the Our Lady of Joy Abbey. And given that the…

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Mt. Stenhouse Hike, Lamma Island – Aerial Photography Article

Mt. Stenhouse Hike, Lamma Island At 353m, Mount Stenhouse (Shan Tei Tong) is the highest point on Lamma Island. But don’t let the height of the peak fool you into believing that it’s an easy hike. The reality is far from it. When you get off the ferry at Lamma Island and take a look at the map of attractions, you’ll notice Mt Stenhouse marked on the map but without a path to get to it. That should be your…

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Mount Nicholson & Mount Cameron Hike – Aerial Photography Article

Mount Nicholson & Mount Cameron Hike You don’t often hear about the Mount Nicholson and Mount Cameron Hike like you do about Dragon’s Back or Twin Peaks. And after completing the hike, I think its lack of popularity could have to do with a couple of factors. The Mount Nicholson and Mount Cameron hike isn’t easy to navigate. The trail isn’t maintained and requires a bit of bushwhacking and rock climbing. But if you want to step out of your…

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Brick Hill (Nam Long Shan) Hike, Hong Kong – Aerial Photography Article

Brick Hill (Nam Long Shan) Hike, Hong Kong Brick Hill (also known as Nam Long Shan or 南朗山) is most famously known as the hill on which Ocean Park is situated. Located between Aberdeen Channel and Deep Water Bay, Brick Hill isn’t the most popular hiking destination. But with a 180 degree view of Ap Lei Chau, Lamma Island, Deep Water Bay, and Repulse Bay, I would definitely recommend it as an easy and very scenic hike. Deep Water Bay…

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Pok Fu Lam Reservoir to HKU Hike – Aerial Photography Article

Pok Fu Lam Reservoir to HKU Hike Not all hikes needs to be difficult. Sometimes, it’s nice to just explore the lush, verdant hills of Hong Kong Island. Be one with nature and immersive yourself in it. If this sounds like something that you’d want to experience, then this hike is exactly that! Moody woods of Hong Kong Island The 3.5 km hike from Pok Fu Lam Reservoir to HKU is easy, family and kid friendly as it involves minimal…

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Tai Tam Mound Waterfall Hike, Hong Kong – Aerial Photography Article

Tai Tam Mound Waterfall Hike, Hong Kong The Tai Tam Mound Waterfall is one of the most popular and scenic waterfalls on Hong Kong Island. Although the waterfall is hidden from plain sight along the hiking trail, its ease of access makes it a popular spot for not just hikers, but also families with kids. Tai Tam Mound Waterfall How to get to Tai Tam Mound Waterfall There are plenty of ways to get to the Tai Tam Mound Waterfall…

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Ultimate Hong Kong Staycation Deals 2020 – Aerial Photography Article

Ultimate Hong Kong Staycation Deals 2020 With the onset of COVID-19, travel has become extremely restricted if not completely absent in 2020. But just because you can’t travel, doesn’t mean that you can’t plan a vacation in your own city. Hong Kong has some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, and because of the lack of travelers they’re offering incredible staycation offers, promotions, and packages. So, if you want to take a break exploring the city’s beaches, nature…

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Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir Circular Walk – Aerial Photography Article

Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir Circular Walk The Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir circular walk is a leisurely trail around the Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir that is perfect for a lazy day. It covers a portion of the Tai Tam Waterworks Heritage Trail that has some of the more visually appealing sights, in my opinion. The trail is flat, shaded, and very family-friendly. And if you’re feeling a bit adventurous, you can stop by the Tai Tam Mound Fall, or dip your…

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10 Best Summer Hikes In Hong Kong – Aerial Photography Article

10 Best Summer Hikes In Hong Kong It’s no surprise that we love hiking in Hong Kong. But come summer, the city’s insufferable heat and humidity makes hiking a less enjoyable activity. Which is why we thought we’d put together a list of the best hikes for summer months in Hong Kong. What makes for a good summer hike? From our experience, when we set out for a hike in the summer we want it to be shaded, not too…

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Explore Ma Shi Chau – Hong Kong’s Geological Wonder – Aerial Photography Article

Explore Ma Shi Chau – Hong Kong’s Geological Wonder Ma Shi Chau, located in the Tolo Harbour of Hong Kong between Tai Mei Tuk and Ma On Shan, is a geological wonder. The island is a designated special area within the Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark as the rocks here are over 280 million years old from the Permian period, the second oldest in all of Hong Kong. The Permian is a geologic period and system which spans 47 million…

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Long Ke Wan, Sai Kung – A Rustic White Sand Beach – Aerial Photography Article

Long Ke Wan, Sai Kung – A Rustic White Sand Beach Long Ke Wan in Sai Kung is a bay nestled between the volcanic hills of Hong Kong’s Geopark. The beach, often called Long Ke Wan Beach or Long Ke Beach, has been referred to as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world by CNN. With such a claim, it’s hard not to want to visit this beach. An aerial panorama of Long Ke Wan, Sai Kung How…

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Explore Peng Chau Island, Hong Kong – Aerial Photography Article

Explore Peng Chau Island, Hong Kong Peng Chau is perhaps the least commercial, inhabited outlying island in Hong Kong. Unlike Lamma Island or the neighbouring Cheung Chau, Peng Chau remains relatively tourist-free even on weekends. The main street as you arrive at Peng Chau But it’s this lack of crowds and attention that makes this island a perfect getaway. And thanks to its relatively small size (0.99 square kilometres or 0.38 square miles), exploring the island is not only easy,…

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Ap Lei Chau to Ap Lei Pai Hike via Mount Johnston – Aerial Photography Article

Ap Lei Chau to Ap Lei Pai Hike via Mount Johnston The hike from Ap Lei Chau to Ap Lei Pai, via Mount Johnston (Yuk Kwai Shan), fascinates me for one reason. And that’s because it feels like an “island-hopping” hike. Think about it, you go from a large island (Hong Kong Island), to a small island (Ap Lei Chau), and then to an even smaller island (Ap Lei Pai)! Sure, the hike only starts from Ap Lei Chau, and…

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Tung Lung Chau – Camp, Hike, Climb, Explore – Aerial Photography Article

Tung Lung Chau – Camp, Hike, Climb, Explore There are plenty of relatively uninhabited islands all around Hong Kong, but none closer than Tung Lung Chau (or Tung Lung Island). Located towards the east of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, Tung Lung Island is a great destination for those who enjoy the outdoors. Aerial panorama of Tung Lung Island With its unique landscape formations and history, the island is synonymous with camping, rock climbing, and hiking. That’s why it’s no…

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Buffalo Hill and West Buffalo Hill Hike, Hong Kong – Aerial Photography Article

Buffalo Hill and West Buffalo Hill Hike, Hong Kong The Buffalo Hill hike, from Wong Nai Tau to Pak Sha Wan, is the perfect blend of scenic and challenging. At almost 7 kms long, the best way to describe the hike is that it has a long climb up, and a long climb down. But the incline and decline are relatively moderate. On the way to Buffalo Hill, you get to appreciate views of Shatin, Plover Cove Reservoir, and even…

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Little Hawaii Falls – Easiest Waterfall Trail in Hong Kong – Aerial Photography Article

Little Hawaii Falls – Easiest Waterfall Trail in Hong Kong The Little Hawaii Falls is perhaps the easiest waterfall hike in Hong Kong. The waterfall is accessible along the Little Hawaii Trail, that runs between Tseng Lan Shue and Tseung Kwan O Village in the New Territories. Although the main waterfall isn’t really visible from the ground, the stream and rapids can be accessed from two levels along the Little Hawaii Trail. The ease of the trail also means that…

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Pok Fu Lam Reservoir to The Peak – Aerial Photography Article

Pok Fu Lam Reservoir to The Peak There are plenty of hikes and walks to The Peak in Hong Kong. But if you’re feeling lazy but still want to get some exercise, the walk up from Pok Fu Lam Reservoir to The Peak is perfect for you! The Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road is shaded all along the way to The Peak The walk through Pok Fu Lam Country Park is short, slightly strenuous but suitable for families and kids.…

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