0 Likes

Long Ke Wan 浪茄灣-浪茄行山遠足
Hong Kong

浪茄是香港少有水清沙幼的沙灘,灘後為官方指定營地,而且有水源。每逢假日,浪茄灣都會人頭湧湧,不少本地及外藉人仕前往游泳、露營等。

Copyright: Njohn
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6536x3268
Taken: 22/01/2012
Uploaded: 07/07/2012
Updated: 18/08/2014
Views:

...


Tags: long ke wan; 浪茄灣; 浪茄行山遠足
comments powered by Disqus

wongchichuen
Long Ke Beach(西貢東海岸---浪茄海灘), Sai Kung, NT
wongchichuen
Long Ke Beach(西貢東海岸---浪茄海灘2), Sai Kung, NT
wongchichuen
Long Ke Wan Campsite(西貢浪茄灣露地), Sai Kung HK
wongchichuen
Long Ke Wan(西貢浪茄灣), Sai Kung HK
wongchichuen
Long Ke Tsai(西貢東海岸---浪茄仔2), Sai Kung, NT
wongchichuen
Long Ke Tsai(西貢東海岸---浪茄仔), Sai Kung, NT
wongchichuen
Cheung Ngam Teng(西貢東海岸---長岩頂), Sai Kung, NT
wongchichuen
Cheung Ngam Teng(西貢東海岸---長岩頂), Sai Kung, NT
wongchichuen
Tsang Pang Kok(罾棚角) , Sai Kung East Country ; HK
njohn
Cheung ngam wan 長岩灣
njohn
睇魚岩頂直接下走到長岩頂
m45chan
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Vakil Bath
Markus Freitag
-Laubach- Grünes Meer - Himmelsleiter Aussicht
Magnus Andersen
Trolltinden
Wyspa Młyńska - Wenecja Bydgoska - Bydgoszcz
Jan Vrsinsky
Stará půda / Old attic 1
Jan Vrsinsky
Věž ZŠ Tyršova Nymburk
Antonio Ferrández Salazar
Busot
bauer naturfoto
Goenningen kirche glockenstube
Thang Bui
Construction site of a new hospital in Hanoi
Jan Vrsinsky
My Grandfather's Workshop / Dědova dílna
Unkle Kennykoala
Tama Cemetery - Fountain Tower 2 / 多摩霊園 噴水塔2
dieter kik
Cidre Pommiers Kersuntec Combrit Pays Bigouden 1991
njohn
Imgp2753 Imgp2759
njohn
Tai To Yan 大刀刃-刀刃天險
njohn
Tai Lam Nature Trail 大欖涌郊遊徑
njohn
Lin Ma Hang Mine Cave No 6 蓮麻坑礦洞-6號洞
njohn
Television Broadcasting Principal Transmitting Stations 飛鵝山發射站
njohn
屯門徑-觀音神壇
njohn
Sheung Shing Valley 城門雙城峽
njohn
Lantau South Country Park - The Obelisk 狗嶺涌嶼南界碑
njohn
Lantau Trail 鳯凰徑-走往狗嶺涌方向
njohn
烏蛟騰郊遊徑轉入吊燈籠徑
njohn
Bernacchi Trail 貝納祺徑/石壁郊遊徑
njohn
Tai Mo Shan Hiking 大帽山山頂天文台塔
More About Hong Kong

Overview and HistoryHong 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 ThereWell, 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).TransportationGrab 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 CultureThe 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 & RecommendationsThe 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.