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Hiking on Hong Kong island

  • streetfooda-
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    I am planning on doing some hiking in Hong Kong in March. I've heard of a track that runs along the south-east of the island, ending up in a village where you can get a bus back to Central and a great lunch.

    Any ideas of the name of this track, or any other recommendations? Thanks.

    #1 Posted: 14/1/2013 - 00:51

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  • LantauMama

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    Hi! Hong Kong has wonderful hiking trails, all well maintained, marked and of a varying degree of difficulty. Do be sure to bring lots of water with you, as it gets hot and remember to wear a hat :)

    The one you are talking about is The Dragon's Back, it is actually part of the longer Hong Kong Trail. You can end with a great Thai lunch in Shek-O (I prefer the Thai restaurant off the car park to the one off the roundabout - really fabulous pomelo salad!)

    I would also recommend hiking on the outlaying islands if you have time - for example taking the ferry to Lamma Island to Yung Shui Wan and hiking over to Sok Kwu Wan and having a great HK Seafood meal before getting the ferry back from there.

    Everything in HK always comes back to the food... even the hiking!

    You could google either of these to get lots more information and see some photos.

    Have fun!!

    #2 Posted: 14/1/2013 - 07:18

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    They used to have a great set of maps on this site - but seem to have recently redesigned it. Still worth a look around:

    http://www.discoverhongkong.com/au/see-do/great-outdoors/hikes/index.jsp

    #3 Posted: 14/1/2013 - 08:35

  • drumbrake

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    From Shek O Beach, bus number 9 goes to Shau Kei Wan where you can catch the MTR into town.

    #4 Posted: 15/1/2013 - 06:54

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    To add to the comment from LantauMama, Lamma island does offer some nice, easy walks (low hills and lots of paved footpaths). If you want peace and quiet, though, avoid the weekend. I went on a Sunday and the most popular footpath (the one recommended) was quite crowded.

    The Dragon's Back sounds great - wish I'd had time to hike it.

    #5 Posted: 15/1/2013 - 15:18

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    Thanks everyone - Dragon Back sounds exactly like the one I had read about. We walked Lion Rock last time and loved it, so looking forward to a different experience this time.

    #6 Posted: 15/1/2013 - 17:32

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