Tranquil and Rejuvenate! A Magical City Escape by Barbra Wang
As much as we love it, living in a concrete jungle is stressful and sometimes we need a break. Did you know that 40% of the surface of Hong Kong is protected as country parks or nature reservoirs? Nature is always at our door step! Spare the time to inhale some fresh air and take in some of the most magnificent views and hear an amazing choir of birds welcome the spring in the forest!
Sunset Peak – Lantau
If you make it all the way to the top you stand almost 900 meters above the sea, but don’t worry, if you get tired halfway there is plenty of amazing spots where you can watch the sun dip into the sea in a magnificent symphony of colors. Listen to the sound of silence at this peak which is quite different from other places around Hong Kong as the vegetation is mostly grass which creates a unique landscape among these massive mountains.
Time 5 +/- hours
How to Get There From Tung Chung MTR station take bus 3M, 11 to Pak Kung Au, takes about 40 minutes.
This is one of the most well known hikes in Hong Kong – and there is a reason for that. From this magnificent cliff that is visible from many parts of Hong Kong you can watch the entire city – from Diamond Hill to Kennedy Town!
Time 2+/- hours
How to Get There From Won Tai Sin MTR station walk up Shatin Road pass or take a cab to the beginning of the hike to get to Shatin Pass
Tai Wan Beach – Sai Kung
Do you want some personal space at an (almost) private beach? Let the sound of the waves rinse the stress from your shoulders at Tai Wan beach in Sai Kung. This is undoubtedly the most beautiful beach Hong Kong has to offer!
Time 2+/- hours speedboats are sometimes available if you don’t want to hike back.
How to Get There Take bus 94 from Sai Kung Central Station to Pak Tam Au and enjoy this moderate hike toward Tai Wan with panoramic views of the shoreline. Don’t forget your camera!
Drink lot and lots of water!
Mosquito repellent is a must, otherwise you will be the buffet of the forest!
Sun lotion. The sun can be quite harsh and if you spend the whole day going uncovered!