Hong Kong Scenes

There are still plenty of Hong Kong scenes in my photo repertoire. Hong Kong is well-known as a world financial center and shopping mecca, but you might not have heard of it’s lesser known appeal. Hong Kong has at least 24 country parks, full of trails with beautiful views and lofty peaks. It is a hiker’s paradise. There are quiet country villages and outlying islands where you can enjoy peaceful walks on long country lanes and foot paths. Hong Kong has it all. It might not be known for it’s beaches, but it’s got it’s fair share of those too.

Hong Kong Scenes

Get yourself a cup of coffee and relax while I share some of the more interesting sights you might see in Hong Kong when you come.

Hong Kong Scenes

1. Langham Place Mall. 

One of the coolest malls in one of the busiest sections of Hong Kong, Langham Place is located in Mong Kok. It has a unique mix of small shops as well as the Japanese department store, Seibu. It has two sets of xpresscalators that are 4 floors tall. It’s the architecture of this mall that makes it so beautiful inside and out. Light comes into a huge atrium that stretches 9 floors high. If you’re in Mong Kok, you should check it out. This is the official site for Langham Place Mall in English.

Hong Kong Scenes

2. Clearwater Bay Beach

When you’re worn out from your day at the malls, you can find some great beaches for relaxation. Not all the beaches are equal in Hong Kong. The beaches on the East side of Hong Kong are the cleanest, whereas the beaches on the West side are polluted by the Pearl river and tend not to be so pretty. The beaches at Stanley, Repulse Bay and Clearwater Bay, and Sai Kung area some of the best.

Hong Kong Scenes

3. Ma On Shan Beach

This is one our favorite places to go, not because it’s such a beautiful sandy beach, but the scenery is so breath-taking. I’ve never seen anyone actually swimming at this beach, but people tend to wade in the shallows. There’s a lovely trail along the water, though a bit short. It’s located on the road to Sai Kung from Ma On Shan. It’s one of the prettiest Hong Kong scenes I’ve seen.

Hong Kong Scenes

4. Animal Kingdom

Now, this isn’t what you thought you would see in Hong Kong, city of bright lights, shopping and tall buildings, is it? I thought I’d let you in on some of the more interesting Hong Kong scenes so you will know there’s more to Hong Kong than city.

Hong Kong Scenes

We found this mother and calf when we were on the beach at Ma On Shan. They were part of a herd of about 10 that joined us on the beach before heading up the path ahead of us. There are thriving herds of Brahma cattle still living here in the wild. In the olden days, they were used on the farms. When people moved away from the farm, they left the cattle behind.

5.Tai Mei Tuk

Hong Kong Scenes

One of the best Hong  Kong scenes is this close up of the mountain you saw in the Ma On Shan beach picture. A favorite place to go, there are bicycle trails and a load of restaurants; you can rent a rowboat for an hour or two, or run to the island at the end of the causeway and back again. The causeway separates the fresh water reservoir from the sea water. It’s a popular barbecue destination.  It’s easily accessible from Tai Po Market Station by minibus. Tai Mei Tuk is located at the beginning of the beautiful Pat Sin Leng Country Park and overlooks Plover Cove Bay. According to legend, the eight peaks on the mountain are the eight immortals.

6. Nam Chung Country Lane

Hong Kong Scenes

This long lane in leading to the tiny village of Nam Chung on the northern side of the Pat Sin Leng Country Park, was a welcome sight after a day at the park on a holiday, surrounded by hundreds of people. If you love to hear the birds, then this is the place for you.

7. Gone to the dogs!

Hong Kong Scenes

Exercising the dog takes on a whole new meaning when you’re in Hong Kong. I know, you can be forgiven if you always thought taking the dog for a walk meant putting the dog on a leash and letting it use it’s own four legs. They do it differently here…

Alright, alright, not everyone thinks it means tucking your pooch in a bag and walking it around the town. Some put their dogs in dog carriages. It looks like a baby carriage, until you get up close and you realize there’s a dog in there, sometimes two happy little doggies with their tongues hanging out!

Gotta love Hong Kong!

I bet you can’t guess what my favorite Hong Kong scenes are! 

Cheers!

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