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Hong Kong hiking- part 2

A very, very belated follow-up to my previous post on hiking in Hong Kong. Besides Lantau island, I also went to TaiMoShan, Hong Kong’s highest mountain, and hiked close to the top. Located in the New Territories, it was quite decent and at the highest point I reached, I was able to enjoy good views of Tsuen Wan on one side and Yuen Long/ Kam Tim on the other.

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View of Tsuen Wan during the first climb up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lush mountain greenery in the opposite direction, also on the first climb.

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I keep saying “first climb” in the above captions because these guys kept me from getting any higher. I had to go back down the trail I came up from back to the road and find another route, which meant just taking an extension of that same road.

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Steps to the lookout point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One one side is the vast plain of the Kam Tim area.

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And on the other side, beyond the valley can be seen Tsuen Wan.

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This is actually the top of Tai Mo Shan. You can’t actually go up there since it’s a government installation used for weather or telecommunications purposes. I could have continued the road and gone higher but by that time I was too tired. I didn’t hike from the ground up to these places of course. I took a bus from Kam Tim that drives across the mountain, got off at the highest stop- Country Park, and from there took a trail upwards until I reached the cattle, then went back down to that stop and followed a side road where I was able to reach near the top. It was still hot and tiring, but in the end well worth it.

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