Books, Maps and Videos Resources for HK Places

Sharp Peak resources

Sharp Peak Info from Hong Kong's Great Outdoors Angular hilltop affords commanding views across the Sai Kung Peninsula and Mirs Bay. Though only 468 metres, it’s a tough climb, especially as paths on the upper cone are steep, with small…

Hoi Ha Wan resources

Hoi Ha Wan Info from Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors Small bay which is best known for its hard corals – 58 of Hong Kong’s 88 hard coral species are found here, and protected in a marine park. Perhaps visit only…

Cheung Sheung resources

Cheung Sheung Info from Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors: A small plateau where little remains of old farms except the Hui Lam Store – a distinctly rural café for hikers, in the shelter of an imposing paper-bark tree and an orchard…

Peak outings

Though best known for its vantage overlooking Hong Kong city and harbour, the Peak on Hong Kong Island offers a wonderful introduction to the wilder side of Hong Kong. Possibilities for outings range from an easy circular walk to full-blown…

Dragon’s Back outings

shek o peak view

Perhaps the finest short hike in Hong Kong runs up and along the ridge known as Dragon’s Back, which forms the spine of the southeast headland of Hong Kong Island. Coupled with a visit to the eccentric coastal village of…

Tai Long Wan outings

tai long wan hikers

Though it takes some effort to reach, Tai Long Wan (Big Wave Bay) on the eastern Sai Kung Peninsula is set in perhaps the most beautiful scenery in Hong Kong. There are three beaches between headlands that sweep up to…

Shing Mun outings

shing mun forest

Though Shing Mun Reservoir is close to a densely packed residential district northwest of Kowloon, just a few minutes’ walk leads you well away from the city, and soon you are in a deep forested valley, with the reservoir beside…

Sham Chung resources

Sham Chung Info from Hong Kong's Great Outdoors Former rice growing villages, surrounded by country park. The hamlets are mainly deserted. A golf course was built, but abandoned, and this remains a pleasant area, seemingly far from the city yet…

Ma On Shan resources

Ma On Shan Info from Hong Kong's Great Outdoors Perhaps Hong Kong’s premier “wild” mountain (despite the new town that’s sprouted beneath north slopes): a massif capped by great fists of granite amidst stunning scenery, and on clear days affording…

Shuen Wan resources

Shuen Wan Info from Hong Kong's Great Outdoors Marshes beside village, with farmland and woods close by; a pleasant spot and good birding location. Bus 75K – and 275R at weekends and public holidays – or minibus 20K from KCR…

Tai Mei Tuk resources

Tai Mei Tuk Info from Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors Hub for “eco-tourism”. Restaurants abound (though all are closed till mid-morning), there are cycles for hire, and various trails are in easy reach, including a cycle track from Tai Po Market.…

Luk Keng resources

Luk Keng Info from Hong Kong's Great Outdoors Traditional farming village, in attractive setting at base of hills, facing one of Hong Kong’s best remaining freshwater wetlands. Egrets and herons are among the birds, and breed on a nearby islet.…