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Kai Kung Leng and Kam Tin 環抱雞公嶺錦田
Hong Kong

雞公嶺 是 香港 新界 西北的一座 山峰 ,位於 元朗新市鎮 和 粉嶺/上水新市鎮 之間,海拔585米。雞公嶺原名 圭角山 或 掛角山 。雞公嶺(又名圭角山,高 585米),南臨元朗錦田,北望神州大地,東與大刀屻遙遙相對,西俯瞰南生圍及錦田河等。雞公嶺不算太高,但山徑比一般的郊遊徑或長途遠足徑難走,主要是大部份山徑均陡斜,更甚者斜幅達五、六十度。

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