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Tai Mo Shan @ Night(新界大帽山夜景), NT
Hong Kong

Tai Mo Shan is the highest peak in Hong Kong, with an altitude of 957 m. It is located at approximately the geographical centre of the New Territories. Tai Mo Shan was once a volcano and has long been extinct, so it is made up of volcanic rocks from the Jurassic age. It is rather easy to hike to the peak as there is a road all the way at a comfortable gradient. People actually cannot access the highest point on Tai Mo Shan, as it is occupied by a Hong Kong Observatory weather radar station.

大帽山是香港最高的山峰,海拔 957米,位於新界區的地理中心。大帽山於侏羅紀時代一次火山爆發中形成,有公路及多條小徑通往山上,最高點設有天文台氣象雷達,行山人士不能進入。

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