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”.
Our journey began in Shau Kei Wan. We queued to get onto a bus. After much anticipation and perseverance, we reached our hiking point.
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.
Obviously, no hike is complete without local Hong Kong food.
For the finale… it ended on the beach.Overall 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
- Most local HK does speak English. With so many people around, you won’t get too lost.
- Mosquito repellent
- 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.
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+