Nature & parks in Hong Kong

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  • Shasha A
    Hong Kong, China203 contributions
    We visited Lantau island in October.
    Our main destinations were,
    Tian Tan buddha
    Ngong Ping Village
    Wisdom path
    Tai O fishery village
    Fu Shan View Point
    Cheung sha beach

    We started our journey as early as possible. We arrived to Tung Chung around 10.30am. From MTR we walked pass through the bus terminal to the other side to take bus 23 to go to Ngong Ping Village. Wisdom path is also located in Ngong ping village. We covered all these areas within like 2hrs and took the bus No 21 to Tai O. Gets down at the last stop and keep walking through the village to and the trail path to Fu shan view point. It was a very sunny day there is no cover on top. We didnt spend much time there and we came to Cheung sha beach. You can take anybus that comes to Tung Chung from Tai O but you have to ask the bus driver to stop the bus to get off and the bech.
    Written 8 November 2021
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,813 contributions
    The Dragon's Back Trail is one of the most popular urban hikes in all of Hong Kong. Located in the Shek O Country Park, this is an easy, well-surfaced and maintained trail with a few moderately difficult ascends. As such, you will find hikers and walkers of all fitness levels doing this hike, including families with little ones.

    Most begin at the southern end of the trail near Tei Wan Village and make the roughly 8km hike north to Big Wave Bay. Bus route 9 from Shau Kei Wan (MTR Exit A) to Shek O has a drop off at To Tei Wan at the Dragon's Back trailhead. At Big Wave Bay, you can take red minibus to 'Shau Kei Wan' or call in a taxi when ready to head back to the city.

    The Dragon's Back Trail is particularly impressive in the southern section where it winds a ridge and provides rewarding views the Shek O Peninsula and sea to the east. To the west, you will be able to see much of the southern side of Hong Kong Island. When sky conditions are favourable, the views are outstanding.

    The northern half of the trail is very flat and easy for walking, it winds through forested and some exposed parts. There are a few places with tables to rest and public toilets. You'll also find a couple of places to link up with other trails such as the Pottinger Road and Gap north of the final descend into Big Wave Bay.

    Overall, Dragon's Back is a good trail. It is accessible, easy to hike, views can be outstanding on clear days. Unfortunately, this means heavy foot traffic as well, particularly on weekends and public holidays. Keep that in mind if planning on including this hike during your time in Hong Kong.
    Written 5 January 2022
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  • Von Geraldizo
    Cebu City, Philippines20 contributions
    One of the Best places to visit in Hongkong if you are a Sunset or Sunrise chaser great view and the best lightshow ive seen so far. Excellent!
    Written 24 March 2022
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  • MsMkonnichiwa
    Sydney, Australia111 contributions
    So much to enjoy. Yes, gorgeous garden with wandering paths and picture-perfect settings at every turn. Calm and serene. What sets it apart from similar parks is the addition of wood and rocks. Wood in a beautiful display of structures like the nunnery made from special joinery; no nails. The wood smell and cooler temp in this delightful gallery was quite special. Rocks of all sorts for the garden in a lovely way, and feature with philosophical quotes in the nunnery. Beautiful.
    Written 16 May 2020
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  • TK88888
    618 contributions
    Oddly enough, situated directly opposite Plaza Hollywood.

    Well, I thought it was an interesting juxtaposition.
    Written 30 November 2021
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  • Jake pan
    2 contributions
    Very Nice Place for all ages groups to visit ! Although the weather is bad, this park is still good to be visit, because didn't have many visitors to visit in the weekdays!The Pandas, Aquarium, cable car, etc...are so so interesting!!So relax and enjoy to visit the Ocean Park Hong Kong!!!
    Written 22 January 2022
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  • MissHK2009
    Hong Kong, China3,754 contributions
    There're some offshore islands good for day trip and I picked Lamma Island for my nephew last Sunday. We took ferry from Central pier and the ride was very cozy with excellent air con (very important these days) and less than 30 mins.

    Our route was from Yung Shue Wan (some western restaurants) to Sok Kwu Wan (some Chinese seafood restaurants) via the Hung Shing Yeh Beach.

    The path was flat with a bit uphill, we walked awhile, ate awhile (eg the famous Ah Po Tofu) and took a rest in the kiosks on the way. We had lunch in the Concerto Inn which is next to the Hung Shing Yeh beach.

    It's a sunny hot day. Felt so good to sweat 💦 We spent nearly 7 hours in the island. This place is less crowded than Cheung Chau, another popular island.
    Written 26 July 2021
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  • mosto
    Hong Kong, China2,832 contributions
    I can’t find any fault at all with this park. It’s very well done, clean, green, good for families, couples, joggers, singles. Even good during a lunch break. Very conveniently located in Admiralty - walking distance from the train stop, shopping complex and hotels. You can spend a good hour there and not feel bored. It has an impressive aviary. No charges for entry. Lots of turtles in a very nice pond, a man made waterfall, a look-out post, a tea museum, nice jogging grounds, toilets - all in one place. Highly recommend to visit.
    Written 23 November 2021
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,324 contributions
    For those who want to see a different side to Hong Kong, visiting one of the outlying islands is a great thing to do. Cheung Chau Island is one of the easiest and best to visit. It has all the old-world charm of a fishing village, with a colourful harbour, traditional temples, small roadside shrines and a string of local seafood restaurants along the waterfront.
    The highlights of our most recent trip were swimming, a coastal walk along part of the Looped Family Trail and lunch at Pirate Bay, where the French owner does a whole roast chicken.
    Rather than swim at the main Tung Wan Beach, we prefer to continue a little further around the headland instead to Kwan Yum Beach. It’s smaller but it’s also prettier, quieter and has the charming Hing See beach-shack bar.
    GETTING TO CHEUNG CHAU: Public ferries run all day, roughly every 30 min from #5 Central Pier. It is only a short walk from HK MTR station and the piers are numbered in order, from 1-10 so it is easy to find the #5. If you don’t already have an Octopus travel card then you can buy tickets at the gate. There are 2 choices of ferries – the big, slow ferry or the smaller, fast ferry. Both leave from #5. The slow ferry takes just under an hour and is $14 HKD one way. The fast ferry takes half that and is $25 HKD. If you tend to get queasy on boats, the fast ferry is a much smoother ride and is a/c throughout. The advantage of the slow ferry is that you can sit outside. If you have the time, the slow ferry is a very cruisy and scenic trip.
    Written 7 August 2021
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China8,622 contributions
    Po Lin Monastery is the most popular Buddhist temple in Hong Kong for sure. It certainly does not offer the serene, peaceful experience like any other religious institutions. The building itself is pretty grand, though. Unfortunately signboard or illustration is lacking. A good place to meander and spend a couple hours.
    Written 25 August 2021
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,813 contributions
    The Beach at Repulse Bay is probably one of the best we have in Hong Kong in terms of beach size, sand quality, access to public transportation and area restaurants and shopping. This is a nearly 300 metre long stretch of seaside nuzzled up against the southern shores of Hong Kong Island. It is one of a series of beaches including Deep Water Bay Beach (to the northwest), Middle Bay Beach and South Bay Beach (to the southeast) and by far the most interesting.

    You can visit Repulse Bay beach by public bus or taxi or by foot walking the Seaview Promenade from Deep Water Bay. You'll find promenade and pier areas on both ends of the beach with park benches. Alongside the beach there is a shopping arcade called the pulse, where there are a handful of alfresco restaurants, coffee shop, ice-cream as well as s sports gear and other retailers.

    The beach itself is pretty good. In addition to the nice sand quality, there are several rows of trees towards the back of the beach providing a bit of shade on sunny days. You'll find expected range of facilities including public toilets, changing stations and life guard stations, BBQ pits (unavailable during the pandemic). Swimming is good at Repulse Bay Beach with normal sea conditions and views are nice with favourable visibility.

    Do note that Repulse Bay Beach can be very crowded during warmer weather weekends and public holidays during non-pandemic times. As such, you may find it more favourable to opt for a second beach like nearby Deep Water Bay Beach if there are too many people here. Otherwise, this is a very good beach to spend time with friends or family on Hong Kong Island.
    Written 25 January 2022
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  • mayccm2018
    Hong Kong, China308 contributions
    Kowloon Park was urban park where near TST MTR station. The highlight point was pink flamingos in the bird lake. HK Avenue of Comic Stars and comic wall were also attractive and eye-watching. There were numerous small gardens for the visitors to walk around. There were children’s play area in the park so it was appropriate for the family also. However, only little birds could be seen through cages and nettings in aviary and the view was limited on the viewing cone. The environment was not crowned and comfortable so it was still worth to come if have time.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,813 contributions
    Shek O Beach is one of the best beach options for fine scenery and good sand quality on HK Island. It is located on the east coast and accessible by way of bus route 9 from just outside the Shau Kei Wan MTR Station. This is a very popular place for locals and can see extraordinary crowds during the warmer months on weekends and public holidays.

    The beach is around 230 metres in length, sand quality is fine and very nice to walk on. There are 3 or 4 lifeguard stations, typical range of services including public toilet, changing rooms as well as equipment rental shops. You will also find a handful of Thai restaurants just behind the beach.

    Note: there is no shark net to or swimming platforms at Shek O and the beach is flanked rocky shores with large boulders and crashing waves on both sides so do be mindful to swim within reasonable distance to the beach.

    Note: The Shek O village is rather interesting to explore. There is a historic Tin Hau Temple and a second more isolated beach called Rocky Bay Beach a short 6-7 minute walk from the main beach if this main Shek O Beach is too crowded. Further, if you walk to the end of Headland Road, you'll see the locally famous Blue Bridge (also called Lover's Bridge). Crossing the bridge to Tai Tau Chau, you can walk trails around some impressive boulders and viewpoints of the sea.

    Note: For those that want to explore even further out, you can consider combining a visit to Shek O Beach with Big Wave Beach a couple km north, this is a famous cousin beach that is popular with surfers. Next, there is Cape D'Aquilar to the south, which has incredible craggy shoreline, wave crash spots and the peculiar Crab Cave. Hikers want to to consider combining Shek O with the Dragon's Back trail, just to the west of the beach. This is one of the most popular day hikes in Hong Kong and a place where you will see outstanding elevated views of Shek O beach as well.
    Written 2 January 2022
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,813 contributions
    This is one of Hong Kong's famous long-distance trails, stretching 70 kilometers across and around Lantau Island, starting and stopping at Mui Wo. The trail is partitioned into 12 sections with a range of distance and degree of challenge. It skirts coastline, mountain ridges and crosses several of HK's tallest peaks.

    There are distance markers throughout the trail around every 500 metres. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. Probably the most famous sections are #2 (Nam Shan to Pak Kung Au) taking in the strenuous hike up to Sunset Peak and #3 (Pak Kung Au to Ngong Ping 360 village) similarly taking in Lantau Peak which is also referred to as Sunrise Peak. These are some of the highest peaks in Hong Kong, affording hikers outstanding views.

    Note: You will find public toilets at the start/finish of the trail sections as well and bus stops - transportation to/from Mui Wo or Tung Chung, depending on where you are accessing various trail sections. The trails that scale Lantau's peaks are exposed to the weather elements so do come prepared with adequate hiking wear, sunscreen, hats as well as sufficient food and water for your hike.
    Written 28 April 2022
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  • TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
    Hong Kong, China3,956 contributions
    …from several points on the way up and down, over both the city and the mountains to the north. Hiking up and down today was a true pleasure, I can’t believe it has taken me over five years to get up here!!
    Written 6 April 2022
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