“Unusual hike” returns! With the same sweetheart whom I did the food hike. We planned to get away from the bustling Hong Kong. That kind of went wrong? Those following my IG knows why 😛

Dragon’s back is an iconic hike in Hong Kong. It is famed for the fab view and easy access. Now, the greatest problem is the “fame” part. Together with FAB weather & almost 8 millions Hongkies, that means… the hike won’t be a peaceful one. I think nothing prepared me for this “phenomenon”.Shau Kei Wan Bus Terminus (1 of 1).JPG

Our journey began in Shau Kei Wan. We queued  to get onto a bus. After much anticipation and perseverance, we reached our hiking point.

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No joke. This was the real deal.

As you can see, I don’t have any epic open space photo to show. However, let’s us appreciate the open view with a ton of people.

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Feels like Mong Kok? *LOL*
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Don’t look too closely… those lines are made of people.

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H100 was the end of the trail.
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The trail somehow ends and merge with a small residential road.

 

Obviously, no hike is complete without local Hong Kong food.

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Shum Kee store (small local business, it is on the immediate right hand side at the end of the trial).
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Shui Mai, another classic HK treat. I munch them at every chance that I can get.

 

For the finale… it ended on the beach.big-wave-bay-beach-hong-kong-2-of-4big-wave-bay-beach-hong-kong-4-of-4big-wave-bay-shek-o-hong-kong (1 of 1).JPGOverall experience? Breathtaking. Where else in the world will you find so many people on a hiking trail? 😉

 

It’s a actually a very easy trail, no fitness required. It felt exhausting because I had to follow various speed depending on the queue. LOL

 

Tips

  • Most local HK does speak English. With so many people around, you won’t get too lost.
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Bring minimum 1 litre water with you. There are toilets on the hiking trail. They’re spread like 2-3km apart.
  • If you’re so lucky to not spot any human, you can follow the signs.shek-o-hiking-trail-sign (1 of 1).JPGshek-o-hiking-trail-h085-1-of-1

Where was I?

Dragon’s Back hiking trail. Shek O, Hong Kong

 

How to reach the hiking point?
MTR Shau Kei Wan Station Exit A

1min walk to Shau Kei Wan Bus Terminus

Take bus 9 or the minibus with the sign ‘Shek O’.

Jump off at To Tei Wan, Shek O Road or do it my way… follow the crowd / where most people gets off LOL

 

How to return to civilization?

Ending point is the Big Wave Bay Beach

There are bus, mini-vans and taxi. Taxis are VERY rare. You’re better off waiting for the bus / mini-vans. Most returns to Shau Kei Wan quite near MTR / underground station.

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Camera: Canon 5D mark 3, Sony Z3+

 

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Hi, I am Joyce. 30+ living in Paris. Laughs a lot. Rooibos tea. Appreciate little things. Explore places. Fighting beauty OCD.

13 Comments

  1. Have been twice in Hong Kong and I absolutely LOVE this city, amazing views, great shopping, great food, great people!!!!

    • Thank you for dropping by, Anthony 😀 Yes, the view was worthwhile. Something different from the usual glam HK view.

  2. Haha, this scenic hike is more like watching homo sapiens bump into each other. I don’t think it’s actually possible to be more than 10ft away from another human in HK.

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