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Sharp Peak towering above Sai Kung East Country Park

Sharp Peak: The “Needle” of Sai Kung

Hike – Beach – Boat: The Sai Kung Triathlon

Sai Kung in the northeastern New Territories features arguably Hong Kong’s best beaches and – as they pass along these beaches – some of its most beautiful hiking trails, too. Ever since I have hiked the Section 2 of the MacLehose Trail (without any doubt the #1 hike in Hong Kong!) for the first time, I wanted to climb that peak that rose steeply towards the sky somewhat north of Sai Kung’s three “deserted beaches”, living up to its name: Sharp Peak.Continue reading

Lantau Trail to Lantau Peak and the Big Buddha

Hike to the max: Via Lantau Peak to the Big Buddha

Crest the second-highest peak of Hong Kong to get to the tallest seating Buddha in the world

Believe it or not, the picture above was shot in Hong Kong! On Lantau Island, to be precise, along the Lantau Trail up to Lantau Peak, the second-highest peak in Hong Kong. This sweat-inducing, yet extraordinarily rewarding hike can be well combined with another main attraction of Hong Kong, the huge statue of Tian Tan Buddha. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about the hike and the Buddha:
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View of Hong Kong skyline after hiking up to Victoria Peak - Victoria Peak hike

Reward yourself: Hike to Victoria Peak

A nice way to escape the concrete jungle of Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s nature is mesmerizing. A pity that most visitors and tourists only plan for a short stay and never get to see the green side of Hong Kong when chasing the supposedly “must see” attractions. But it needn’t be the all-day hiking excursion in the New Territories. There are nice trails on Hong Kong Island, too. Especially the hike up to Victoria Peak is recommendable for many reasons:

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