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Lantau Trail Stages 5 Ling Wui Shan 鳳凰徑第五段-向靈會山進發

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我和太太今天走完鳳凰徑第五段,由深屈道口至龍仔悟園,沿途經過觀音山、羌山、靈會山。我覺得這條路徑的最大特色是群山連綿不斷,山勢變幻多姿,走完一山又一山,感覺不錯。其次的特色是山徑優美:由石磈砌成的石階,有點古樸味道;旁邊長著小花小草的小路,甚有田園色彩;兩旁長滿高高的芒草的山道,當你走過時,好像向你夾道歡迎似的,並且不斷揮手和點頭,有趣!到達終點後,我們順道參觀了悟園,那裏原是一個私人修行佛道之地,後來開放給遊人參觀,我看見很多地方都破落失修,不禁生起一種無常之感。最後,我們還沿著引水道到達觀音寺,並參觀過觀音殿樓上的萬佛閣──當我一登此閣時,只見頭頂四周有萬佛圍繞,頓然覺得有一股力量從上而下,莫非那就是佛力?

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A: Lantau Trail Stages 5 鳳凰徑第五段-留影的熱點

por njohn, 780 metros de distancia

第五段 深屈道至萬丈布起點: 深屈道終點: 萬丈布長度: 約 7.5 公里需時: 約 2.75 小時難度: 難行之山徑

Lantau Trail Stages 5 鳳凰徑第五段-留影的熱點

B: Lantau Trail Stages 5 鳳凰徑第五段-陡峻難行

por njohn, 840 metros de distancia

從第4段與第5段的交接點羌山郊遊地點往上行約1公里,即可到達觀音山。在右邊嫩綠的天然林中,凸顯著一個金黃色圓拱形的屋頂。金黃屋頂之下,是一座朱紅色的古老殿堂;這是大嶼山著名廟宇觀音廟。羌山高459米,西...

Lantau Trail Stages 5 鳳凰徑第五段-陡峻難行

C: Tsz Hing Monastery 大嶼山慈興寺

por njohn, a 1.1 km.

Tsz Hing Monastery was built in 1930 and a sizable establishment in Keung Shan area. It is renowned f...

Tsz Hing Monastery 大嶼山慈興寺

D: Flying Dragon - Tsz Hing Monastery 慈興寺飛龍仔

por njohn, a 1.2 km.

石壁水塘起步,漫步鳳凰徑第8段,經狗嶺涌緩登靈會山,山徑易走,直達至分水坳大休。午後續走,上慈興寺,近觀氣勢磅礡的飛龍留影,下落萬丈布,訪深山豪宅龍仔梧園,園內的湖心亭與九曲橋最值一看,之後沿山徑直往大...

Flying Dragon - Tsz Hing Monastery 慈興寺飛龍仔

E: Ling Feng River 凌風石澗中游-澗道接上鳳凰徑

por njohn, a 1.3 km.

凌風石澗源自牙鷹山,水源向東北而下流經 鳳凰徑第六段及觀音山下的引水道,再流往大澳。 凌風石澗落差不大,由大澳道入澗口攀升至源頭古道位置不過是240米左右高。澗道大致可分為三段,入澗口 至引水道為第一段...

Ling Feng River 凌風石澗中游-澗道接上鳳凰徑

F: Lantau Trail Stages 5 鳳凰徑第五段-石壁水塘鳥瞰

por njohn, a 1.5 km.

羌山郊遊徑位於大嶼山西南面近石壁水塘的羌山,全程約七點七公里,走畢全程須要約兩小時。此徑途經觀音山、羌山及靈會山,路徑亦依這幾座山中山腰的山徑而行,沿途可欣賞到石壁水塘及其弧形堤壩、險峻的鳳鳳山嶺和狗牙...

Lantau Trail Stages 5 鳳凰徑第五段-石壁水塘鳥瞰

G: Lantau Trail Stages 5 鳳凰徑第五段-翻越觀音山

por njohn, a 1.5 km.

羌山高459米,西連靈會山,由東北至西南,連綿5個山峰,全長3.5公里,把大浪灣和二澳兩地東西分隔。靈會山高490米,是大嶼山西南部最高的山峰。從靈會山主峰南下,陡峻難行。到達標距柱L047處再前行10...

Lantau Trail Stages 5 鳳凰徑第五段-翻越觀音山

H: Lantau Trail Stages 5 鳳凰徑第五段-觀音山石級

por njohn, a 1.6 km.

在深屈道巴士站下車,即為第五段起點,有一鳳凰徑牌坊。牌坊後為即將登上的觀音山(又叫膝頭哥山)。後面的深屈道通往昂坪。起步不久便可看到終點大澳,尚有數小時才可到。本段連續爬過觀音山、羌山、靈會山,極費力。...

Lantau Trail Stages 5 鳳凰徑第五段-觀音山石級

I: Keung Shan Country Trail 羌山郊遊徑起點

por njohn, a 2.0 km.

Keung Shan country trail goes down south at Fan Shui Au. Paved with natural rocks, this section has a...

Keung Shan Country Trail 羌山郊遊徑起點

J: Shek Pik Reservoir 石壁水塘

por njohn, a 2.1 km.

Shek Pik Reservoir 石壁水塘位於大嶼山郊野公園內,東面有狗牙嶺,西面有羌山,北面有木魚山及獅子頭山。水塘於一九五七年開始興建,於一九六三年完竣。它截存了附近三面山嶺流下的澗水,存水量達...

Shek Pik Reservoir 石壁水塘

Este panorama fue tomado en Hong Kong

Esta es una vista general de Hong Kong

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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