西貢鹹田灣 Sai Kung Ham Tin Wan (咸田灣大浪四灣之一)
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西貢鹹田灣 Sai Kung Ham Tin Wan (咸田灣大浪四灣之一)

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屬「大浪四灣」之一的鹹田灣,位於大浪西灣與大灣之間,背靠大蚊山和蚺蛇尖,在離開西灣向鹹田灣進發的途上,大家可遠眺鹹田、大灣、東灣三灘以及蚺蛇尖。

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A: Ham Tin Bridge 咸田灣小木橋

by njohn, 120 meters away

到咸田,發現那度地標小橋已被鋪上新的木板,橋面闊落平直,易走得多,但仍不失那小橋淺溪味道。我們走上咸田灣那條著名的破舊小木橋時,感到有點搖擺不定,這個小插曲亦可為今次的行山加添了一點小情趣。

Ham Tin Bridge 咸田灣小木橋

B: 咸田灣木橋 Single-plank Bridge at Ham Tin Wan

by njohn, 130 meters away

鹹田灣最具特色的木橋 - 小溪上的一條簡陋小木橋。這條木橋通往咸田灣尾的士多。

咸田灣木橋 Single-plank Bridge at Ham Tin Wan

C: 蚺蛇尖-長咀-鹹田灣-大灣

by njohn, 480 meters away

蚺蛇尖氣勢逼人,遠望直達頂峰的長長山徑有如萬里長城,非常好看!蚺蛇尖不但陡峭,而且上落的山徑滿佈浮沙碎石,即使小心,也易滑倒。行走時最好穿上手套,萬一滑倒手按地面也不致擦傷。長咀的景觀亦很好看,既有一望...

蚺蛇尖-長咀-鹹田灣-大灣

D: TAI WAN 大灣(最後的淨土—西灣、鹹田灣、大灣、東灣)

by njohn, 720 meters away

大灣的遼闊沙灘,頓覺心曠神怡。繞著環山山徑前走至下山口,便可看到東灣。相比大灣,東灣的規模雖小,但有不少荒廢田野,適合露營,故此人氣旺盛,十分熱鬧。沿崎嶇山徑下降至山腳,越過田野,踏上沙石山坡,開始登山...

TAI WAN 大灣(最後的淨土—西灣、鹹田灣、大灣、東灣)

E: 西灣懸崖小徑遠望睇魚岩頂

by njohn, 990 meters away

Tai Long Sai Wan - It used to be a typhoon shelter for fishing boats but the High Island Reservoir pr...

西灣懸崖小徑遠望睇魚岩頂

F: 秋日再登蚺蛇-大灣山坳草坪

by njohn, 1.2 km away

大灣山坳草坪,涼風陣陣,令人真想躺下小睡片刻。

秋日再登蚺蛇-大灣山坳草坪

G: Tai Long Sai Wan 大浪西灣-南灘及北灘

by njohn, 1.4 km away

西灣本身分為南灘及北灘,而西灣身處西灣山及獨孤山的北面,西灣山標高雖只有314米,然卻由於山勢險峻,且南北兩面均有道路連接,因此不管是由西灣山遠眺西灣及鹹田,還是從西灣回望西灣山,風景皆為一絕,而西灣對...

Tai Long Sai Wan 大浪西灣-南灘及北灘

H: Tai Long Sai Wan 大浪西灣

by njohn, 1.4 km away

香港的世外桃源大浪西灣位處西貢半島東面,由四個海灘(西灣、鹹田、大灣、東灣)組成,波瀾壯闊,因四季強風巨浪不絕,故名「大浪灣」,其中又以最長的大灣和鹹田灣最為聞名。大浪灣水清沙幼,群山環抱,海天相連,林...

Tai Long Sai Wan 大浪西灣

I: 秋日再登蚺蛇-丘陵起伏米粉頂

by njohn, 1.5 km away

由大灣往上走至山坳,不算太高,但山坡多沙石,也不易走。幸好可不時停下來,回望海灣,和欣賞前方的蚺蛇尖米粉頂,景色也不錯,令人不覺太辛苦。

秋日再登蚺蛇-丘陵起伏米粉頂

J: 大浪灣士多

by njohn, 1.5 km away

大浪灣附近設士多,可讓遊人休息一會.

大浪灣士多

This panorama was taken in Hong Kong

This is an overview of 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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