Books, Maps and Videos Resources for HK Places

Tung Ping Chau resources

Tung Ping Chau, Hong Kong Info from Hong Kong's Great Outdoors Island that’s as far from the rest of Hong Kong as you can get without needing your passport. Though just 2km long, and relatively flat, it makes for a…

Chinese White Dolphin resources

Bubblegum pink when adults, Chinese white dolphins inhabit the waters of the Pearl River Estuary, including off north Lantau near the airport and Tai O. Excursion on boat, such as with a dolphin watching tour (not a bogus “eco-tour”!), with…

Tai O resources

Tai O, Lantau Info from Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors Long-established fishing village,  best known  for houses built on stilts along a tidal creek. There are narrow, pedestrian only streets, with shops and stalls – many selling fresh and dried seafood,…

Ngong Ping resources

Ngong Ping, Lantau Info from Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors Ngong Ping is a plateau on the west slopes of Lantau Peak, best known as the site of the Big Buddha, which faces the far older Po Lin Monastery. There’s an…

Sunset Peak resources

Sunset Peak Info from Hong Kong's Great Outdoors A mountain of contrasts, Sunset Peak is rather heavy-set to the south, crossed by the Lantau Trail (you can turn off this to climb the grassy slopes to the summit). But to…

Pui O resources

Pui O, Lantau Info from Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors Village near beach with a campsite, and pleasant outdoor restaurant at Hong Kong’s first eco-adventure centre, Treasure Island. Water buffalo graze and wallow in damp old fields. Bus 1, 2 or…

Mui Wo resources

Mui Wo – Silvermine Bay Info from Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors A collection of villages and hamlets, with a beach, fields, and a small wetland that’s home to egrets. At the foot of hills in northwest of Mui Wo is…

Chi Ma Wan resources

Chi Ma Wan Peninsula Info from Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors A mountain biking and hiking trail circuits this hilly, relatively remote peninsula in southeast Lantau. Pleasant walk along the quiet road from Chi Ma Wan pier to Pui O. Ferry…

Sokos resources

Soko Islands Info from Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors A cluster of islets that are interesting to explore on a trip with a hired junk. There are long abandoned farms, rough tracks, and a small beach at northernmost Siu A Chau.…

Peng Chau resources

Peng Chau Info from Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors The world’s only Green Culture Island, through a sustainable community development project by the Green Peng Chau Association. There’s a rural-cum-commuter community, with a small village by the harbour, and more scattered…

Cheung Chau resources

Cheung Chau Info from Hong Kong's Great Outdoors A dumbbell shaped island, seeming bigger when you walk around than it does on the map, with paths winding along the indented coastline and over low hills, past beaches and harbour, and…

Lamma resources

Lamma Island Info from Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors A network of paths links the villages and hamlets of north Lamma. One option for a half-day or day visit is to take a ferry to Sok Kwu Wan, then walk to…