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黃牛石城-石天窗
Hong Kong

黃牛石城,位於西貢黃牛山(高604m)西南山脊,是一個很出名的石景地點,當中最精彩為左右兩組堆疊巨岩,由下向上望,左為大鳥三景,右是獅身人面,除此兩組巨岩外,黃牛水牛帶山頭尚有許多大大少少石景遊玩。 http://www.wildconqueror.com/web/outdoor804/WongNgau.htm

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Uploaded: 05/02/2012
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