Places to go Find the hong kong you didn't know

You can leave Hong Kong, but it will never leave you - Nury Vittachi

Guide to Hong Kong: Picture Hong Kong in your head. What did you see? I bet you imagined skyscrapers, crowds of people and probably dim sum. Sure, food and shopping is good, but there is another side of Hong Kong that you probably didn't know. Read on to find out more about Hong Kong's natural environment.

An escape from the city 🏢

Cycling 🚴🏻 - finding your own kind of sport

Ever wanted to try a sport but never ended up doing it? Well here's an opportunity for you to explore the natural aspect of HK while trying something new. Hong Kong has many cycling trails throughout and the view is definitely worth the challenge. There are set trails which makes it both safe and convenient and the fresh air will take you far, far away from HK's busy streets.

The rent for a bike is inexpensive at normally $20 - $30 dollars a day and sometimes kid's bikes can cost as low as $5 HKD. Locations like Chen Chau and Lantau Island are normally the best, as there is little people and private cars are not allowed to enter. Make sure to bring your family members along with you for some quality family time.

Hiking Your way through Hong Kong

High west mountain hike 🏔

Beginner hiker? No problem! There are many trails throughout Hong Kong and one of the most popular ones is the high west mountain trail. The view is stunning and nothing beats the feeling when you get to the top. You don't need heavy equipment - a light rug sack, a a bottle of water and maybe some snacks and you're all set!

Before you go, make sure to check the weather report! For the best view, you should avoid foggy/cloudy days - fog can cover most of Victoria Harbour at times making the visibility extremely low. For some other hikes, you can even take a picnic at the top of the mountain which makes a packed-lunch a good idea. This hike can be a bit steep and I wouldn't advice people with arthritis to try as a flat, even trail will benefit them much more.

Lake at aberdeen

flowers on the hike

What plant is this?

Spot the bird

Punchinello butterfly

Artwork we made fro things we collected from nature

The trail to Aberdeen was quite easy and the paths weren't as steep. However on rainy days the steps can be slippery and should be approached with caution.

Some areas do not have fencing - try to keep young children away

Bowen road is a popular place for runners and for people who just want to get some exercise done. There are many exercising equipment along the road, monkey bars and slides included. There are also gazebos every hundred metres or so, and a park where elderly people can be often found playing a game of badminton. Beside each piece of exercising equipment, there are also a sign demonstrating how this equipment should be used and how it benefits your body.

We visited the famous 'lover's rock' on Bowen road. This rock is a good place for tourists to visit and the long staircase up certainly provides some challenge to curious visitors. When you get up, don't forget to take a picture!

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