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Dragon's Back

Hong Kong, China
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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Lakewood, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

To get on the dragons back is a bit of a steep climb but then it is a moderate hike following the undulating path. At the summit, there fantastic views of the bay and a lovely breeze. I highly recommend this nature walk.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This hike takes about 3 hours. You start in Tai Tam and then make your way to Big Wave Bay. There are ups and downs, but nothing technical. The views from this hike are phenomenal. You can see down to Sheko beach and also Stanley beach.

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

A group of us (4 to be exact), decided to find out a different Hong Kong, so we decided to go trekking. We started off at the To Tei Wan Bus Stop (no.9) and began our ascend. Along the way, the tracks were all well marked and no problems with walking. There were also sign posts to show you where... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We did the walk when the weather was just turning to cooler after the summer heat, but it was still hard work. A great holiday workout!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I was tipped off by a friend about doing this hike when I was planning my trip, so I was pretty eager in trying it out. I didn't really plan all that much in going (and not expecting much), so in my last day at HK, I decided to take some time off by myself and decided to hike up... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Wonderful contrast to the city frenzy. So quick and easy to get to on the bus and then just forget about the traffic and the bustle as you climb up and into the hills. Surprisingly lush, green and fresh with lots of sea glimpses followed by beautiful panoramas - beach and city harbours nestled together. The path is steep in... More

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Among all the hiking trails I have been to in Hong Kong. Dragon's Back should be most attractive one. You will never get bored since the view is just breathtakingly incredible! Have no doubt that it should be on your bucket list if you want to get away from the hustle!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Visited on a Sunday so quite crowded. For the first time managed to find the start of the walk without getting lost or thrashing through bramble! "From MTR Shau Kei Wan Station, Exit A3, take bus 9 from Shau Kei Wan bus terminus to To Tei Wan on Shek O Road. The entrance to the hike is on Shek O... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

In the hike leaflet on Hong Kong tourism board website, Dragon's Back is promoted as The Best Urban Hike in Asia. I never tried other urban hikes in Asia, so I can't compare Dragon's Back with them. Nevertheless, Dragon's Back is amazing. I suggest to start from the point on Shek O Road. Because from this starting point, you will... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We walked the trail on a Sunday and it while it was hardgoing in places (if you, like me, are not fit), the views are definitely worth it. The shaded areas are cooler (welcome) with little waterfalls dotted about. Rewarded ourselves by going for a dip at Stanley Beach afterwards. A must-do, to get away from the hustle and bustle,... More

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