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Ah Kai Shan Biking Trip 丫髻山單車越野遊

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單車遊 - 元朗工業邨 - 大井圍 - 盛屋村 - 丫髻山 - 年青版兩排樹/南生圍 - 元朗東頭工業區 - 元朗舊墟 - 南生圍介紹元朗的旅遊點、新食街、交通資料....有興趣踩單車、遊車河,途經元朗工業邨,可順道到此一遊。 沿路邊石級上行片刻即接上登丫髻山泥路,雖然烈日當空,但偶爾東風吹送,頓覺寫意。半小時即可登上山頂,崗頂西崗雙拼活像昔日小孩的雙髻,故被稱為丫髻山。雙峰均高約一百二十米,站於其嶺,可環顧三百六十度美景,東面遠山為雞公山、桂角山、大刀屻及大帽山等;南面為紅水山;西南從青山到靈渡山均一覽無遺;西北尖鼻嘴中景為濕地公園,屏風般建築物為天水圍;北方大片綠地為米埔沼澤區;山下大片村屋與工業區連成一片的,正是盛屋、大井及吳屋和橫州六村,其東為元朗市區。  飽覽過四面無敵景色後,沿山脊望南下山,十分明顯的山徑出接蝦尾新村,村前大馬路稍前穿過西鐵天梯為天水圍站。於天水圍或屏山午膳後,可放步屏山文物徑始回程。

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A: Yuen Long Ar Kai Shan Tri Stn 元朗丫髻山-三角測量站

por njohn, 250 metros de distancia

雖說是彈丸之地、石屎森林,但本地古舻委實不少。被元朗至天水圍一帶密集高樓工地包圍覑的髻山,山不算高,但站於山頂,可觀賞近在眼前的魚塘美景。沿屏山文物徑走,則可細味新界鄧氏家族的圍村文化,體驗一次都市懷舊...

Yuen Long Ar Kai Shan Tri Stn 元朗丫髻山-三角測量站

B: Ah Kai Shan 髻山

por njohn, 250 metros de distancia

Ah Kai Shan is located at Yuen Long, northwest of New Territories. With an altitude of 121m, Ah Kai S...

Ah Kai Shan 髻山

C: Kai Shan (Ar Kai Shan) 元朗髻山

por njohn, 290 metros de distancia

遊走古舻文物徑元朗髻山賞魚塘  雖說是彈丸之地、石屎森林,但本地古舻委實不少。被元朗至天水圍一帶密集高樓工地包圍覑的髻山,山不算高,但站於山頂,可觀賞近在眼前的魚塘美景。沿屏山文物徑走,則可細味新界鄧氏...

Kai Shan (Ar Kai Shan) 元朗髻山

D: 丫髻山

por njohn, 300 metros de distancia

丫髻山

丫髻山

E: Yuen Long Kai Shan 髻山丫髻山

por njohn, 350 metros de distancia

Ah Kai Shan (丫髻山) is located at Yuen Long, northwest of New Territories. With an altitude of 121m, Ah...

Yuen Long Kai Shan 髻山丫髻山

F: Yuen Long Kai Shan 髻山頂賞魚塘

por njohn, 500 metros de distancia

髻山頂賞魚塘髻山沒有高樹遮蔭,遇上猛烈陽光,太陽帽就大派用場了。沿途野花遍地,沿覑布滿碎石的山徑走,不到半小時便登臨山頂。從山頂欣賞魚塘和南生圍、后海灣一帶,在陽光照射下,分外出眾。本地養魚業曾十分蓬勃...

Yuen Long Kai Shan 髻山頂賞魚塘

G: 聚星樓 Tsui Shing Lau Pagoda

por njohn, a 1.3 km.

聚星樓 Tsui Shing Lau PagodaHong Kong’s oldest pagoda, Tsui Shing Lau, is believed to have been built in...

聚星樓 Tsui Shing Lau Pagoda

H: Tsui Shing Lau Pagoda 聚星樓

por njohn, a 1.4 km.

  Handheld without panohead ... poor allignment The Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda (traditional Chinese: 聚星樓) i...

Tsui Shing Lau Pagoda 聚星樓

I: Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda

por Sihong Tong, a 1.4 km.

This is the only pagoda in Hong Kong. It had 7 levels originally when it was built more than 600 year...

Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda

J: 屏山文物館 Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery

por njohn, a 1.4 km.

屏山文物館 Ping Shan Tang Clan GalleryPing Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centre 屏山文物館...

屏山文物館 Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery

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Overview and History

Hong Kong sits on the south coast of China, on the Pearl River Delta. It's got a population of more than seven million people and is one of the most densely populated places on earth. It also appears to be putting into place the template for population management, which cities around the world will be implementing as soon as they can afford it. More on that later.

Archaeological evidence dates human activity beneath present-day Hong Kong back to the stone age. The area was first settled by people from the mainland during the Han dynasty, around the beginning of the common era (the P.C. term for when B.C. changed to A.D. Whoa!)

For hundreds of years, Hong Kong was a small fishing community and haven for travelers, with a few pirates here and there. Then whitey showed up.

Western influence reached China at the beginning of the 15th century, when all those great explorers in boats were cruising for loot in strange and mysterious places. Tea and silk were the commodities connecting eastern Europe to China, and Hong Kong was known as a safe harbor through which to pass. When you're carrying the Queen's tea, it's especially important to avoid ARRRRRRguments with pirates. Hyuk hyuk hyuk.

Seriously folks -- in the eighteenth century Britain was doing a booming business with China, offering Indian opium to balance their extensive purchases of fine porcelains and everything else. The opium was ordained to be for medicinal purposes only, of course.

Well, as you may imagine, the Chinese got sick of opium fiends junking up the place, so they attempted to stop the British suppliers, to no avail. The Opium Wars resulted and ended with China ceding Hong Kong to the British, in fear of their massive naval power. This took place in the year 1841.

Colonization soon followed, Hong Kong shot up in value as an international port, and its population increased dramatically. In 1898 Britain acquired additional territories on a 99 year lease -- expiring in 1997. Does that year sound familiar? Read on.

In the 20th century Hong Kong changed hands several times. The British surrendered it to Japan during World War Two, then took it back after Japan's defeat, then gave it to China later. Immediately following the war, Hong Kong served as a safe haven for hundreds of thousands of Chinese refugees, while the Chinese National Government was losing its civil war against communist leadership.

The population of Hong Kong exploded as corporations seeking to escape Chinese isolationism arrived and set up shop. Cheap labor in the textile and manufacturing industries steadily built up the economy and ensured foreign investment. By the end of the 20th century Hong Kong had become a financial mammoth offering banking services to the world.

In 1997 Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule with a few stipulations in place to guarantee its economic autonomy, as much as possible. The phrase "one country, two systems" was coined by the Chinese to describe the relationship between the mainland and Hong Kong.

Getting There

Well, where do you want to get to from the Hong Kong International Airport? There are ferries servicing six mainland ports in the Pearl River Delta Region. Airport Express Railway connects directly to downtown Hong Kong, and it has been rated the best airport in the world multiple times.

The Airport Express Railway will get you into Hong Kong in about an hour, for $100. Public buses cost $10 and take a little longer. For direct service to your hotel you can take one of the hotel's private buses ($120+) or a taxi ($300+). As you can see, waiting time is optional for those who can afford it.

Here's a little blurb on travel times, with further information for access to nearby cities (cross-boundary transport).

Transportation

Grab an Octopus card when you arrive. Octopus is the world's first electronic ticket-fare card system and the Hong Kong public transportation system is the world leader in people-moving. 90% of Hong Kongers get around on public transportation.

Octopus covers the Airport Rail line, buses, ferries, the rapid-transit MTR network, supermarkets, fast food outlets, phone booths... It's how to get around the cashless economy.

Nevermind the microchip built into it, you'll get used to having one of those on you at all times -- and soon they'll be internal! What do I mean? Many schools in Hong Kong even use the Octopus card to check attendance, because you read the card's data with an external scanner from a distance. This will the global norm soon. What if that chip is installed in your body? It's in the works baby!

The hilly Hong Kong terrain also demands some special modes of transportation. If you've been to Pittsburgh, you may have some idea of how cool it is to ride a cable car up the side of a mountain, overlooking a majestic harbor and city. Multiply that by about ten thousand and you've got Hong Kong: vertical-travel trams, moving sidewalks, and the world's longest outdoor escalator system.

People and Culture

The local currency is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD) which is pegged to the U.S. dollar. Official languages are Chinese and English.  You're on your own, baby!  Dive into the swarming, throbbing, pulsing, crawling and teeming mix!

Things to do & Recommendations

The Peak Tower and its shopping Galleria are the biggest tourist attraction in Hong Kong so don't miss it.

Cool off in the Kowloon Park public indoor swimming pool!

After that, go see what's happening at the Hong Kong Fringe Club, a non-profit organisation which puts together exhibitions for international artists and performers.

Organize sports fans flock to the Hong Kong Stadium, but there's good news for disorganized sportistas too -- Mountain biking is now legal in the parks! Have at it, baby!

All this excitement is going to make you hungry. Springtime is traditionally the time to celebrate seafood, summer is for fruits, and winter steams with hot pot soups to keep you warm.

The best thing to do is go and find some dim sum. Dozens of plates of tasty small items, sort of like sushi but it's cooked, and the varieties are endless.

Since you won't be able to walk down the street without complete and total sensory overload, I'll just whap in the Hong Kong tourist board's guide to dining and leave you to your intuition.

Good luck, take it slow and above all -- DON'T SPIT OUT YOUR CHEWING GUM ON THE SIDEWALK. Gum is legal but there's a $500 fine for intentional littering. Enjoy!

Text by Steve Smith.

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