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Needle Hill 大霧的針山
Hong Kong

針山(英語:Needle Hill),原名尖山峒[1](客家話中「尖」與「針」的讀音相似),後簡化爲尖山,是香港山峰之一,高海拔532米。針山位於新界中部,北臨草山,南臨下城門水塘,西臨城門水塘,為城門隧道之起點。它的主要特徵是山頂看起來很尖。針山的山脊為沙田區和荃灣區的分界。金針出現大霧,視線不佳,像與世隔絕的人間仙境!!

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Uploaded: 21/02/2014
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