Books, Maps and Videos Resources for HK Places

Po Toi resources

Po Toi Island Info from Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors Small, granite island with hulking hills ringed by a stark yet dramatic coastline with an old fishing hamlet clinging to the one sheltered cove. There are trails to hilltops, and to…

Tung Lung Chau resources

Tung Lung Chau Info from Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors Island rising to 232 metres, which seems to have been sliced away in the east, forming imposing sea cliffs that challenge climbers. A ruined fort on a northern headland once helped…

Ninepins resources

The Ninepins Info from Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors A cluster of rough, rocky islets. In summer, enlivened by breeding bridled, roseate and black-naped terns. A small Tin Hau temple is also nestled amongst the cliffs, a short walk from the…

Lion Rock resources

Lion Rock Info from Hong Kong's Great Outdoors Hilltop named after crags that, from below, give it a profile like a resting lion. Rather tough hike/scramble to the top, but the reward is exhilarating views, across hills to the north,…

Lions Nature Centre resources

Lions Nature Education Centre Info from Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors A former government demonstration farm that’s now an educational facility, with expansive, park-like grounds making it a pleasant place to stroll around. There are plots with crops, fruit trees, grasses…

Sai Kung resources

Sai Kung Info from Hong Kong's Great Outdoors Coastal town with one of the nicest outdoor eating environments in Hong Kong. A transport interchange, with buses and ferries, including to public golf course on nearby Kau Sai Chau. Bus 92…

Sheung Yiu resources

Sheung Yiu Folk Museum Info from Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors Old hamlet that’s a simple row of houses with a two-storey watchtower; now a folk museum. Lies along the Pak Tam Chung Nature Trail, which follows a tidal creek past…

Bluff Island resources

Bluff Island Info from Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors Small island with protected coral community and white sandy beach. The island also offers great views across Mirs Bay and Port Shelter from atop its main hill.  Fairly crowded at the weekend.…

Pak A resources

Pak A Info from Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors Cove with two hamlets, a Tin Hau temple, and two seafood restaurants (at Sha Kiu): a top location for lunch and snorkelling on a fine day. Hike via south shore of High…

Rock and dam resources

Rock Formations and High Island Dam Resources Info from Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors Outcrop by the east dam of High Island Reservoir, and rough-hewn Po Pin Chau just offshore, show strong columnar jointing, resulting from cooling of tuff formed from…

Sai Wan resources

Sai Wan Info from Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors Village with hostel style accommodation in some houses, in a pleasant sandy cove. Follow stream up from here to find a series of waterfalls, and arrive at Luk Wu Hiking Trail: there’s…

Tai Long Wan resources

Tai Long Wan, Sai Kung Info from Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors A beautiful area: long, white sand beaches backed by abandoned farmland and ringed by hills and headlands. Trails offer longer hikes to the north over Sharp Peak, and south…