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Dragon's Back

Address: Hong Kong, China
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$104*
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Ranked #2 of 391 Attractions in Hong Kong
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Hong Kong, China
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Nice easy HK hike for the whole family, Try to go on a weekday or early on a weekend since it can get busy with very noisy people.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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109 reviews 109 reviews
32 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Great walking trail, very close to the city. The sign says 2 hours and 45 minutes, but I ran it in under an hour. The first section is a little steep but the rest is very easy. The view is incredible and the trail ends at Big Wave Bay Beach, perfect for grabbing lunch or walking around the beach. Definitely... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Strongly recommended by Times Magazine, it is THE hike you have to conquer in Hong Kong - Dragon's Back Hike. Despite the cold rain, this hike had too many good reviews to give it a miss! I dragged myself out of my super comfortable sofa (I was watching Step Up 3D) and pulled myself out of the house. Being at... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Just a short bus or car ride away from the hustle and bustle of HK. We only went to HK for 2 days and knew this was something we could not miss. You will need to carve out a good portion of your day to allow for this activity. Depending on your starting point, the hike can take 2-3 hours... More

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Hong Kong
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Just half an hour bus ride from the Shaukiwan MTR Station and you can watch the most beautiful scenery in the eastern part of Hong Kong Island. The hiking trip is not difficult and most of the trip is level ground once you are uphill just above 200 metres. The view from the top is most spectacular in summer afternoon... More

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Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The start of the walk is the most tiring, but the rest is really pleasant and easy. Arriving at Shek O you can either take a swim, eat at the good Thai restaurant, or take the minibus back to Shau Kei Wan. Getting to the start point is probably the hardest part of the day, so best is to get... More

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Hong Kong, China
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135 reviews 135 reviews
40 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Decent hike over the top of the island, well marked out from the bus stop, we got off the number 9 and then walked towards the beach, three easy hours, clear day so views around the south of the island were amazing. Other reviews are spot on concerning the ease of access, the quality of the scenery and the chance... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We went on a weekday afternoon while the weather was unpredictable. The place was quite deserted, and we only met a few fellow hikers along the way. However despite the intermittent drizzling, strong wind and often muddy tracks, we made it to Shek O Peak. We couldn't see any scenery because of the fog, so made our way back to... More

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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It is so convenience that you can take public transports to get there. The scene is magnificent and is welcome by many locals for rest day activities

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Brighton
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93 reviews 93 reviews
20 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My friend and I took the MTR blue line from Central to Shau Kei Wan from where we took the number 9 bus. After a short ride we reached the start of the steps up to the Dragon's Back. I am 55 years old with a bad knee following an unsucessful cartilage operation. I'm also pretty unfit. Sensible shoes are... More

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