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Experience the Beauty and Tranquility of Nature in Hong Kong

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If you think Hong Kong is just about the culture and food, you’re mistaken. With a plethora of beaches, nature parks and outlying islands, Hong Kong has managed to find the perfect balance between civilization and getting away from it to seek recluse amidst nature.

Far from the bustle of the city and the skyscrapers, lies a world that’s quiet and offers you respite from the city blues. Spend an evening walking across the Chung Hom Kok Beach, enjoy a spectacular sunset at Ha Pak Nai or just explore Repulse Bay or Sai Kung Peninsula – the choice is all yours. So, go ahead and explore Hong Kong a bit differently.  

Hong Kong’s best views from the Dragon’s Back Trail

Move away from the skyscrapers of the city to a place where you can hike to your heart’s content while enjoying a stupendous view of the Hong Kong coastline. Set out on the Dragon’s Back Trail and you’ll need to focus harder as there are photogenic vistas every few metres.

The guided, informative tours in a safe setting make sure you get the best of nature without having to worry about safety and research. The best part is when your trail descends to the stunning Tai Long Wan where you can just relax, grab food or even chill on the beautiful white sand beach.

The gorgeous scenery at Tai Long Wan

Also known as the Big Wave Bay, you can reach this place just after your Dragon’s Back Trail or you can enjoy the boat journey from Sai Kung Pier.

If clean white sand and secluded beaches are your thing, don’t just stop at the first beach but make the extra effort to visit the second and third beaches that are uncrowded and serene. Don’t forget to put your camera to good use at this astonishingly beautiful place.


A world of its own- Sai Kung East Country Park

Just about 30 minutes from the city, lies a place that’s not at all like people’s typical notion of Hong Kong. If you want to see a Hong Kong most people miss out on and experience something completely different from the usual fare, Sai Kung East Country park is the place to be.

With miles of uncrowded trails and breathtaking coastline, you can just plan your walks, hikes or even kayak for long stretches without a soul in sight. Make this your own special rendezvous with nature as you discover Hong Kong like a local.


Birdwatching paradise- Mai Po Nature Reserve

Essentially a wetland, Mai Po Nature Reserve is the countryside Hong Kong that’s like a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of mainland Hong Kong. It is suggested you opt for guided tours as if you choose to go alone or in a group, you require a permit.

Another advantage of taking a guided tour of this place is how easy it becomes to acquaint yourself with the migratory bird species with the help of trained World Wildlife Fund guides. If you’re in the mood for something truly unique, opt for the guided night safari by WWF, where the guides will delve deeper into the life of nocturnal creatures like bats and insects that inhabit the Mai Po marsh.


Take the famous Pink Dolphin Tour

One of the most remarkable experiences you can have in Hong Kong is sighting a pink dolphin. On your adventurous cruise through the Pearl River Delta, you’ll get plenty of shots at spotting this stunning, playful mammal.

If you have a doubt, don’t shy away from asking your guide who’ll tell you everything you need to know about these wondrous, delightful mammals. Biscuits and tea/coffee are usually included in your boat tour and the sunset from your boat is a sight to behold.

So, what’s the holdup? Get ready to experience Hong Kong like never before – Come Discover Hong Kong Like a Local…


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