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Wilson trail stage 1 衛奕信徑

Publié le par MarjorieQ

Wilson trail stage 1 衛奕信徑

Distance: About 5KM

Duration: 1h40

Incredible views.This hike covers two mountains "The Twins" and the hike actually starts at another mountain, called Violet Hill. Good work-out...with a 1000 steps section. Don't forget to bring bottles of water.

How to get there ~~Public Transport From the City Hall, Central, take Bus 6 or 6A. Two stops downhill from the Chung Hom Kok turnoff, alight at the Wilson Trail bus stop. Section 1 starts just by the bus stop.

~~Section Start Point Section 1 starts at Stanley Gap Road, by the bus stop and Wilson Trail inaugural tablet. Go up the stone steps – and continue up.

Section End Point Hong Kong Parkview.

Wilson trail stage 1 衛奕信徑
Wilson trail stage 1 衛奕信徑
Wilson trail stage 1 衛奕信徑
Wilson trail stage 1 衛奕信徑
Wilson trail stage 1 衛奕信徑
Wilson trail stage 1 衛奕信徑
Wilson trail stage 1 衛奕信徑

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Dragon's back hike 龍脊

Publié le par MarjorieQ

Dragon's back hike 龍脊

Distance: Around 7km

Duration: 2h + the rest of the day to chill out on the beach

Easy hike. One of the most popular in HK.

Try to go on a clear day as the view from the top is supposed to be amazing. We sadly didn't enjoy as it was hazy that day...

The plus: you end up at Shek's O beach which is rewarding....so bring your swimsuit along with you! Shek'o is perfect to chill out. The few local restaurants enable you to stay the rest of the day there. The local/village vibes are contrasting with the busy HK center so that hike is a perfect option if you need to relax and get away from the city.

Starting point: Take the MTR to Chai Wan. Take Exit A.

You will go through a mall for a few steps, stay on your right and exit at the first outdoor walkway on your right. Go straight at the first intersection on the catwalk.

~~You want to go down the catwalk to reach Wan Tsui Road. It is the road which will be to the left of the tall glass building (Youth Square) pictured below.

~~Walk on Wan Tsui Road for about 200 meters until you reach Lin Shing Road (on your left). Take Lin Shing Road

~~You will walk about 300 meters on Lin Shing Road until you reach a cross-road and see the Cape Collinson Catholic Cemetery entrance right in front of you. Go through the entrance and take the first set of stairs on your left.

~~Walk up the road after this set of stairs

~~At the top of the stairs, you'll be facing a parking lot slightly on the right and a park on the left. Head right towards the sign post

~~Follow the small paved road in the direction of Tai Tam Gap. The rest is pretty easy, just follow the road to the trail (head left). The sign posts clearly show the way.

~~The first half a the trail is tree shaded and quite nice, with little in terms of view however. Eventually, you will reach a sign post with clear indications for the Dragon's Back. After a little climb, the scenic part of the trail begins.

At the end of the trail, you arrive right at a bus stop. You can take bus #9 to the Shau Kei Wan MTR station but I suggest you instead take #9 the other way and head to Shek-O for some food and a leisurely walk by the beach.

Dragon's back hike 龍脊
Shek'o village

Shek'o village

Shek'o village

Shek'o village

Dragon's back hike 龍脊
Shek'o beach

Shek'o beach

Cemetery where you start the hike from

Cemetery where you start the hike from

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On the way to the top - Victoria Peak 太平山頂

Publié le par MarjorieQ

On the way to the top - Victoria Peak 太平山頂

Although it is called the "morning trail", taking this path to reach the top of Victoria peak on early evening is also a great alternative to admire the city lights.

Starting near HK University on Hatton Road, this trail is easily accessible and with its 3 KM paved route all the way to the top, it is also a good running road option if you are in shape or want to train running up hills.

The best view is actually not on Victoria Peak where all the tourist stop but even higher to this stop. When you end the trail, you will see a road going to the left - about 300 meters further, you will reach the top offering a stunning view of HK.

I would recommend to walk up to the top and take the tram on the way back - The ticket is about HKD 28 with a final stop at Central.

The trail can be accessed in different directions, for instance you can choose to ascend the trail from within the mid-levels, through the junction of Hatton Road and Kotewal Road near the University of Hong Kong or then if you are coming from Central, you can ride the Central Mid-Levels escalator to Conduit Road and walk on until it reaches leafy Kotewall Road. From here, you have to walk up Hatton Road to access the Morning Trail.

From the tramway - on the way back to central

From the tramway - on the way back to central

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Dim sum (點心) all day long

Publié le par MarjorieQ

Dim sum (點心) all day long
  • For brunch or dinner / date or group dinners

Paradise Dynasty

My top choice as the interior design at causeway bay restaurant is very fancy and intimate. The specialty of this Singaporean restaurant is their Xiao Long Baos in eight colors made with natural ingredients instead of artificial color. They are flavoured with ginseng, foie gras, truffle, cheese, crab roe, garlic, and numbing spice.

Count about 160/230 HKD for two people

Location: 6/F, Lee Theatre, 99 Percival Street, Causeway Bay - ~~銅鑼灣波斯富街99號利舞臺廣場6樓

Din Tai Fung 恆泰豐

It's actually Taiwanese but this restaurant has gone global since its opening in NY, China, Dubai, Japan...When will a branch open in Europe? The Xiao Long Bao 小籠包 is their specialties.

Don't miss: the pork xiao long bao, the crab roe xiao long bao, steamed shrimp and pork dumplings, the pork buns, noodle with sesame sauce and braised beef noodle soup

You often have a waiting line but it usually does not take that long. If you are on holiday in HK, prioritize weekdays to avoid the queue.

Count about 280/300 HKD for two people

Locations:

G/F, 68 Yee Woo Street, Causeway Bay

銅鑼灣怡和街68號地舖

Shop 306, 3/F, Silvercord, 30 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
尖沙咀廣東道30號新港中心3樓306舖

Shop 4F, L4, FoodLoft, Miramar Shopping Centre, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Crystal Jade 翡翠食饮集团

To me, same level of quality and overall standards as Din Tai Fung. From Singapore but the restaurant also has branches all over South East Asia. Also serving Cantonese food.

Don't miss: the Xiao Long Bao, the handmade Lamian noodle (at Causeway branch) and the braised pork with dried beancurd sheet.

http://hk.crystaljade.com/ locations here

Count about 280/300 HKD for two people

  • For quick lunch

Tim Ho Wan 添好運

More canteen style, this Dim Sum restaurant meaning "to add good luck" is well known as it is the cheapest Michelin star restaurant in the world. I wouldn't say it's the best cantonese food ever but it's affordable, quick and their convenient location in the underground of HK station makes me come back every time I visit HK.

Don't miss: the baked bun with BBQ sauce 酥皮焗叉燒包 (their specialty), shrimp rolls, prawn dumplings, pork dumpling with shrimp

Try to go during week days to avoid queuing. For 1-4 people. The restaurants are usually small, busy and crowded.

Count 180 HKD for two people

Locations:

G/F, 9-11 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po

Shop 8, Taui Yuen Mansion Phase 2, 2-20 Kwong Wa Street, Mong Kok

Shop 12A, L1/F, Hong Kong MTR Station, Central

Shop B, C, & D, G/F, 2-8 Wharf Road, Seaview Building, North Point

One Dim Sum

15 Playing Field Rd Shop 1 & 2, Kenwood Mansion, Mong Kok

Subway stop: prince edward Exit A

Cheap

Tim Ho Wan

Tim Ho Wan

Dim sum (點心) all day longDim sum (點心) all day long
Paradise Dynasty - Branch in Causeway Bay

Paradise Dynasty - Branch in Causeway Bay

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Tai Long Wan 大浪灣 escape busy HK

Publié le par MarjorieQ

Elena, a friend of mine, had posted pictures of these amazing beaches last august 2014 and since then, I always meant to go there myself to appreciate with my own eyes the beauty of this bay. Based in Taiwan and then Paris, I got the chance to visit about 4/5 times HK this year and it was on my last trip I eventually managed to explore Tai Long Wan Beach.

Located on the east coast of the Sai Kung Peninsula in HK, Tai Long Wan became one of my favorite spots of HK. Surprisingly, business tourism activities have not hit this beautiful area. No hotel options and only and one or two local restaurants are settled in Sai Wan and Ham Tin Wan. I am not sure how long this will last but as for now, it’s a perfect get away destination if you are looking at escaping the busy and noisy streets of HK.

There are 4 beaches: Tai Long Wan (the southern beach, first one you see when you reach the bay by hike), Ham Tin Wan 鹹田灣, Tai Wan 大灣 and Tung Wan東灣.

Tai wan is supposed to be the most spectacular & private but I didn't have time to reach this spot. Tung Wan is the most remote beach.

Activities:

Hike, swim, surf, camp, party with friends, sunbathe & chill out


How to get there:

  1. You need to first get to Sai Kung Town. Take the MTR to MongKok and then take the minibus to SaiKung from outside the Kwong Wah Hospital. (Other option: take the MTR and exit at Diamond Hill, exit C and take bus 92).
  2. From Sai Kung, a few possible options.

- The cheapest way is to take the 29R bus. It’s about 5/10 mn walk from the minibus last stop. It gets quickly packed and I think they are not too frequent departures so check ahead the time table or just take a green taxi to Sai Wan Pavillion.

From the pavilion, you can hike about 1h to Ham Tin Wan or Tai wan. It’s easy to find your way and the hike is really enjoyable.

- If you want to skip the hike and are willing to spend a little more money, from Wong Shek Ferry Pier, hire a private speedboat to take you all the way to Ham Tin Beach ($300+ for the boat), or direct from Sai Kung to Tai Long Wan (under $200 each).

To go back to the city:

  • You can follow the same path. But after one day of sunbathing and swimming, you can also return by speedboat. Ask the restaurant owners to order a boat at Sai Wan or Ham Tin back to either Wong Shek Pier ($80 per head, 20 mins) or Sai Kung Town directly ($100-120 per head, 30 mins). Definitely worth it. On weekdays, they provide boat return depending on the number of people. Latest was at 5.30pm the last time I was there and Ham Tin didn't have any boat ride back as the beach was empty.
  • From Wong Shek Pier, you can take bus no. 94 back to Sai Kung Town (30mins). Beware of the queue...last time, we had to wait about 30mn before stepping in the bus.

My recommendations:

If this is a one day trip, leave early in the morning

If you want to do the hike, avoid being hungover...Getting to Tai Long Wan is actually very long. We left in the morning and it took us about 2h30/3h to get there. It's a long way and worth organizing yourself ahead in terms of transportation

Next time, I would use the speedboat, especially if this is a one day trip, in order to save some time

The best would be to camp there and stay two days, to fully enjoy there, take your time to chill out. You can rent the camping equipments from the restaurants

Bring water, some snacks and sunscreen

One of the first view you get after 30mn hike

One of the first view you get after 30mn hike

大浪灣 Tai Long Wan, the southern beach. First one you see after 50mn hike

大浪灣 Tai Long Wan, the southern beach. First one you see after 50mn hike

The short hike between Tai Long Wan and Ham Tin Wan

The short hike between Tai Long Wan and Ham Tin Wan

Ham Tin Wan (鹹田灣) Around 30mn hike from Tai Long Wan. Quieter and more remote option.

Ham Tin Wan (鹹田灣) Around 30mn hike from Tai Long Wan. Quieter and more remote option.

On the way back to Sai Kung, by speed boat

On the way back to Sai Kung, by speed boat

Fishermen at Sai Kung Town

Fishermen at Sai Kung Town

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hong kong 香港 timeless

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hong kong 香港 timeless

Wanchai back street, May 2015

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chilling 茶 。家

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chilling 茶 。家

a charming little place to hang at the back of a alley in sheungwan, HK.

Great teas and pastries

Teakha 茶 家 shop, b 18 taiping shan street, sheungwan

chilling 茶 。家

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couloirs urbains

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couloirs urbains

Called King's road - 英皇道 since 1985

Fortress hill 炮台山 area, North shore of Hong Kong

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Lines of Cabs

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Lines of Cabs

Hong Kong

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Central, Hong Kong

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Central, Hong Kong

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looking up

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looking up

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Central, HK

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fayuen market

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Fayuen market, Mongkok 2014

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Community

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Mongkok - HK

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