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Dragon's Back

Hong Kong, China
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This is the quintessential Hong Kong hike. Everytime I have a friend in town I take them on this hike. It's the best way to see gorgeous views of Big Wave bay and Shek O, and then you end up at the beach! Do it!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

If you have the impression that Hong Kong is all skyscrapers, overcrowded streets and air pollution, this walk in Shek O Country Park will definitely change your perception. Alongside the many other green spaces in the city, this offers dramatic landscapes, amazing views, fresh air and peaceful escapism – in fact, there was rarely another person in sight in the... More

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I am not a regular hiker and this term was particularly challenging but reaching the top was well worth it with amazing views of different sides of HK. It's a refreshing change to the hustle and bustle of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

I think I was the only one stupid enough to make this track during typhoon. But the feeling is good. Btw is there any one who made this cross country by bike? Don't make my mistake, choose good weather and your hike will be georgeos. I think it's no. 2 must see and go of Hong Kong. Especially for outdoor... More

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Conifer, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great view of the countryside, south China sea, and skyline from the trail. Be sure to take plenty of water, the majority of the hike is in the sun.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

we started hiking from the entrance of dragon's back, the whole hiking journey took abt 2hrs. The view is quite scenic just that the weather is really too hot!! There are some rocky paths along the trail, make sure u wear comfortable shoes :)

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you have done all the standard touristy attractions in HK then I recommend to do the Dragon's back hiking. It is a nice walk through the mountains with a nice view of both sides of the peninsula which finishes at an organized beach where you can take dive in the ocean, do a bit of surfing and have some... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

My journey to the peak was uneventful and much like other reviewers. However I must be one of the only people to have actually not made it to Big wave bay!! My partner and I reached the peak and experienced the beautiful views along the way. We then took a wrong turn (as we didn't do much research) when we... More

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

great hike with super views of beautiful beaches. We started at the end and hiked up until we got a good view and then went back down, that way it was a shorter adventure. Easy bus stop available

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We started the hike from the MTR, which wound around the cemetery. Not the fittest of the group I was lagging behind but the actual Hike was a pretty breezy stroll up the mountain. We were greeted by the crisp, fresh breeze and stunning views. The juxtaposition of the apartment blocks and the rolling valley reminded us that we were... More

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