Places to see in Hong Kong

Things to do and places to see in Hong Kong

Cheung Chau Island – Enjoy Fantastic Views from the North Lookout Pavilion

Views from the North Pavilion Lookout

Lantau Island from Cheung Chau's North Pavilion Lookout

Cheung Chau Island is located to the South West of Hong Kong Island, and South of Lantau Island, and it’s home to a large fishing fleet and around 20,000 residents. I posted some pictures of the beach, some restaurants and the main square back here, but there are also some pretty good views to be… Read more

Peng Chau Island – Relax on Secluded Beaches and Enjoy Great Views

Peng Chau Island, Hong Kong

Peng Chau Island, Hong Kong

Peng Chau Island is off the beaten track for many. Weekenders and tourists tend to go to Lantau, Lamma or Cheung Chau, all of which are more developed than Peng Chau. There is little or no business on Peng Chau, other than those that serve the needs of the residents. It is basically a dormitory… Read more

Cheung Chau Island: Tung Wan Beach and Seafood Lunch

Cheung Chau Island, Tung Wan Beach

If you’re not crazy about hiking here in Hong Kong (it does get pretty hot in the summer months!) then a visit to Cheung Chau Island may work for you: it has a nice beach, which I’ve covered in this post, and a great lookout point that I’ll cover separately. It’s one of the smallest… Read more

Silvermine Waterfall, Mui Wo, Lantau Island – Enjoy a BBQ in Beautiful Surroundings

Wetland on the way to Silvermin Waterfall

A wetland on the way to Silvermine Waterfall

I live in a lovely part of the world: Mui Wo on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. Mui Wo sits on Silvermine Bay, South Lantau, so called because there was a silver mine in the hills behind the bay, that was worked in the second half of the 19th Century – 1862, until work stopped… Read more

Hike from Park View to Stanley via the Wilson Trail – Enjoy the Spectacular Views

Stanley Main Beach Hong Kong

Stanley Main Beach, Hong Kong

The walk from Park View, on Hong Kong Island, to Stanley Gap Road takes about an hour and a half – more or less, depending on your level of fitness. It’s a tough trail because it contains the famous (some would say infamous!) 1,000 steps – which are actually 1,100 steps – and there is… Read more

Lamma Island Hong Kong – Best Seafood in Hong Kong (By Far)

Sok Kwu Wan seafood restaurants

Sok Kwu Wan seafood restaurants

The territory of Hong Kong encompasses 246 islands, the majority of which are uninhabited, with some barely more than a big rock. However, in addition to Lantau Island, where I live, there’s also a community on Lamma Island, which lies to the South-West of Hong Kong Island. Whereas Lantau is the biggest island in the… Read more

Spectacular Views on the Mui Wo to Discovery Bay Walk

Hills between Mui Wo and Discovery Bay

Hills between Mui Wo and Discovery Bay

One of the more popular hikes on Lantau Island goes from Discovery Bay (generally referred to as DB) to Mui Wo but, because I live in Mui Wo, I usually do it in the opposite direction. Mui Wo is changing increasingly quickly now. It was originally a local Chinese fishing community and, before the Tsing… Read more

Hiking in Hong Kong – Spectacular Views on the Trail from Mui Wo to Pui O

Hong Kong from the China Bear Mui Wo

Hong Kong Island from Mui Wo

Hong Kong is a fantastic place for hiking. The territory is mountainous with some spectacular scenery and there are many hiking trails on Hong Kong Island, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands. If you’re really in to hiking there are also numerous hash and hiking clubs that organise events and races. These can vary… Read more