Sunset Peak 大東山
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Sunset Peak 大東山

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Sunset Peak or Tai Tung Shan (Chinese: 大東山) is the third highest peak in Hong Kong. It is situated on Lantau Island within Lantau South Country Park and stands at a height of 869 m above the sea level

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A: Sunset Peak 大東山

de johnchoy ( 蔡旭威 ), la distanta de 90 metri

Sunset Peak or Tai Tung Shan (Chinese: 大東山) is the third highest peak in Hong Kong. It is situated on...

Sunset Peak 大東山

B: Sunset Peak Cabins Hong Kong 大東山爛頭營石屋

de njohn, la distanta de 120 metri

大東山上夜宿爛頭營遙對著鳳凰山的大東山,是香港第三高山,亦是大嶼山第二高山,英譯日落峰﹙Sun Set Peak﹚,高869米。該山是南、北大嶼山郊野公園的分隔線,而鳳凰徑第二段,從南山至伯公坳正好跨越...

Sunset Peak Cabins Hong Kong 大東山爛頭營石屋

C: Sunset Peak Cabins Lantau 爛頭營石群

de njohn, la distanta de 200 metri

在一處巨大石群若隱若現的山坡,想要跟摯愛在香港共度最浪漫的一刻,可以來大嶼山的大東山上看日落。大東山的英文名字是 Sunset Peak(日落山峰),由此可知其日落之美。要爬上高869公尺的大東山,可以...

Sunset Peak Cabins Lantau 爛頭營石群

D: Sunset Peak Cabins Lantau 大東山爛頭營(陳奕迅山)

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Sunset Peak Cabins Lantau 大東山爛頭營(陳奕迅山)

E: Hong Kong International Airport and Sunset Peak

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Reputed to be the most expensive airport ever built (20 billion USD), the Hong Kong International Air...

Hong Kong International Airport  and Sunset Peak

F: sunset peak(大東山秋色)-lantau island-hk

de wongchichuen, la distanta de 380 metri

sunset peak(大東山) is the third highest peak(869m) in Hong Kong. It is situated on Lantau Island. There...

sunset peak(大東山秋色)-lantau island-hk

G: Wong Lung Hang Country Trail 黃龍坑郊遊徑

de njohn, la distanta de 380 metri

Wong Lung Hang Country Trail in the eastern part of Lantau North Country Park is a notoriously challe...

Wong Lung Hang Country Trail 黃龍坑郊遊徑

H: Sunset Peak Cabins Lantau Entrance 大東山爛頭營、黃龍坑郊遊徑交點

de njohn, la distanta de 560 metri

Sunset Peak Cabins Lantau Entrance 大東山爛頭營、黃龍坑郊遊徑交點-爛頭營位於大嶼山中部的大東山(高869米)與二東山(高747米)之間的山上,建有十數間小石屋,石屋平...

Sunset Peak Cabins Lantau Entrance 大東山爛頭營、黃龍坑郊遊徑交點

I: Lantau Trail Stage 2 Sunset Peak 鳳凰徑第二段-大東山

de njohn, la distanta de 940 metri

鳳凰徑第二段 南山至伯公坳-鳳凰徑(英文:Lantau Trail)是香港著名的遠足徑,位於香港大嶼山,於1984年12月4日啟用,由時任漁農自然護理署署長李德宏和新界鄉議局副主席曾連主禮。鳳凰徑是香港...

Lantau Trail Stage 2 Sunset Peak 鳳凰徑第二段-大東山

J: Wong Lung Ravine 黃龍石澗-黃龍瀑與黃龍潭

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Wong Lung Ravine 黃龍石澗-黃龍瀑與黃龍潭大概45分鐘,到黃龍主瀑了,高數十尺,潭水冰涼,水清見底,行到熱騰騰,大家都急不及待跳到潭中嬉水呢。『黃龍石澗』源起於大東山雙東坳,流入東涌海,...

Wong Lung Ravine 黃龍石澗-黃龍瀑與黃龍潭

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Aceasta este un ansamblu a 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).


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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