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Dragon's Back

Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #4 of 413 attractions in Hong Kong
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The trail is fairly easy and well kept. The beginning is more strenuous due to the climb uphill but when you get to the highest point it is well worth the we effort! There are wonderful views of Big Wave Bay and Shek O village and beach. I prefer to go during winter when the temperatures are not high but... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The Dragon's back is such a welcome break from the manic life in Hong Kong and do it on a clear day and the views will not disappoint. The trek is approx 8km long and took us (novice hikers) around 3 hours to complete at a reasonable walking speed. The first part of the Dragon's back is the hardest up... More

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Soufrière, Soufriere, St. Lucia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

You need good shoes but not hiking boots. A lot of sun and very hot along the ridge. Takes about 3 hours total but that depends on how often you stop. We took a lot of pictures. Got their on the #9 bus for about 1 dollar US and same for return. Hard part of walk was in the beginning... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This should be high on the list for any visitor to Hong Kong - and the more people who do it, the more likely it'll remain a pristine wilderness! Easy to get to the starting point by bus or taxi and then a nice few hours of well-marked trails and delightful views all the way to Big Wave Bay for... More

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Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Easy access by public bus, the trail is so good for halfday hike, besides, you got an awesome view of the peninsula and a good beach at the end of the trail. Just remember to bring snacks drinks and clothes cause you'll sweat a lot

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you are looking for a reward of like no other, then this is the place to go. Plan for a morning hike to the Dragon's back and you will be just in time for a relaxing time at the surf beach down at the foot hill of the Dragon! Best Hike for tourist Best Surf Beach (Big Dave Wave... More

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Suzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I did the recommended Dragon's Back hike from the Hong Kong tourism web site which started from To Tei Wan and ended at Big Wave Bay. The hike in total was about 8KM and was vertical with steps for about the first 2 kilometers and then leveled out after the Dragon's Back section. The best part of this hike was... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you like hiking and want to explore the backyard of Hong Kong this is a good place to go. The trail is not difficult and I'll give it a rating of 6 out of 10. Besides, public transportation is so convenient in Hong Kong so it is very easy to get there.

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Dongguan, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We walked the Dragon's back in January and again in June. The mountain and ocean views are great and it's nice to be away from the crowds. A clear day in January is terrific - take a jacket. A clear day in June is likely to be very warm, so take water and pace yourself on the steps. To get... More

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Suffolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

First thanks to reviewer abhidfreak(spelling?) who listed the MTR stop and bus. One note is small bus from Big Wave beach you must use cash, not Octopus card. Bus 9 was great. Asked driver, and he pointed out stop. 3 others got off with me, but we all travelled separately. I had a warm, humid day and was rained on,... More

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