Hong Kong Day 5 highlights
- Dragon’s Back hike (3-4 hours recommended time for a hike)
Generally being uninformed, people tend to be surprised when realizing that the majority of Hong Kong is nature, or what is even more shocking – wilderness. Having a reputation of an urban and modern city, it is quite hard to imagine that Hong Kong has so much to offer when it comes to hiking. However, after spending several days in this marvelous city, you can get the impression that hiking trails are one of its main characteristic where visitors can enjoy in 300 kilometers of them, differing in length, difficulty, beauty and availability. Some of the most famous and most impressive are: Dragon’s Back (龍脊; moderate; 8.5 km; 3-4 hours), Lantau Peak (鳳凰山; moderate; 1 km; 2 hours; can be done with Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery), Lamma Island (南丫島; easy; 7 km; 4 hours), Lion Rock (獅子山; hard; several routes), MacLehose Trail Stage 2 (麥理浩徑2段; moderate; 13.5 km; 5 hours; from Long Ke to Pak Tam Au).
We recommend Dragon’s Back hike, one of the best urban hikes, not just in Hong Kong, but in the world as well.