Dragon’s Back Hike

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Times flew by just as if you were fasting forward the video cassette, 6 months back into home land but yet I cannot forget how easy access Hong Kong is for hiking. You can hike any peak on any given good weather weekend without any advanced planning. Unlike my Brecon Beacons hike in September, took 3 days off for hiking.

Having been real slow with sharing some of my Hong Kong highlights, I pull myself to write up the hikes now esp its the best season in HK right now to hike. Hong Kong is still standing at above 25C degree, making it the perfect time to explore the nature again.

And here I am, sharing one of my beloved hikes in HK that I have experienced… The Dragon’s Back.

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All hidden before sunnies, I am sure my friends wouldn’t mind I shared this photos on my blog! There you go, a bad example of hiking gear was to wear converse to hike. Make sure you wear shoes with good support to your ankle for any hikes.

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Off we go, we took the bus to Shau Kei Wan MTR, Exit A3 towards the bus stop, for bus 9 towards Shek-O, alight at To Tei Wan on Shek O Road where you will see the hike sign that we took a selfie from.

From that starting point, we decided to finish the hike at Shek-O and aiming to hop on the Tai Long Wan (Big Wave Bay) for a dip of water to end our day. Literately, as soon as you start the hike you will not get lost, but rather crowded with loads of hikers around.

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That day was a warm day with loads of clouds blocking the sun, else I am sure I will get burn like crazy!  The path are all clear without any shelters, so you have to make sure you’re sunscreen covered, visor or hats ready for this harsh sun. Think HK has the deadly sunshine compare to UK…

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Look at the landscape views that you get from this hike,  any hard work is worth it right?

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And yes, our aim was to walk down hill to the Tai Long Wan (Big Wave Bay) and there its where we was aiming.

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Time flies when you’re having fun, a few more jokes, resting stops for the nice view, viola, we arrived at the bay to enjoy some chilled out by the bay. Enjoyed a few snacks by the stall nearby, brought a red bean ice lolly and sat by the bay….

Some useful information
Starting point:
From MTR Shau Kei Wan Station Exit A3, take bus 9 at Shau Kei Wan Bus Terminus to To Tei Wan, Shek O Road.
End point: Walk from Tai Long Wan to Shek O. Then take bus 9 at Shek O Road back to Shau Kei Wan Bus Terminus. From here, public transport is available to other destinations.
Distance: 3 km over duration 2 to 3 hours depending on your pace

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