Skyscrapers aren’t the only towers that make you feel small. Hexagonal columns of 65 million year old basalt (some of Hong Kong’s youngest) soar out of the ocean near Tung Ping Chau. Hong Kong lies on a checkerboard of ancient faults and volcanic rock that shape every mountain and valley on the island.

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 Skyscrapers aren’t the only towers that make you feel small. Hexagonal columns of 65 million year old basalt (some of Hong Kong’s youngest) soar out of the ocean near Tung Ping Chau. Hong Kong lies on a checkerboard of ancient faults and volcanic rock that shape every mountain and valley on the island.

Skyscrapers aren’t the only towers that make you feel small. Hexagonal columns of 65 million year old basalt (some of Hong Kong’s youngest) soar out of the ocean near Tung Ping Chau. Hong Kong lies on a checkerboard of ancient faults and volcanic rock that shape every mountain and valley on the island.

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 Rosy clouds roll low across the pacific as  @jeffreyfungg  and  @_kingchan_  take down their tent. Most people who don’t know Hong Kong well will say it’s a busy and cluttered city – maybe that’s true – but they have no idea how easy it is to get away from the crowds and spend a night outdoors! The wonderful hiking and photography community here makes getting outside all the more fun!

Rosy clouds roll low across the pacific as @jeffreyfungg and @_kingchan_ take down their tent. Most people who don’t know Hong Kong well will say it’s a busy and cluttered city – maybe that’s true – but they have no idea how easy it is to get away from the crowds and spend a night outdoors! The wonderful hiking and photography community here makes getting outside all the more fun!

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 Not all trails are easy. Some aren’t even real. After an all-nighter shooting the milky way and sunrise from the peak of Fa Shan near Po Pin Chau, we battled down through thorny brush and vines above the High Island Reservoir. Originally planned to be a “short-cut,” this route quickly turned into lamentation at the collection of cuts and scrapes accumulating on our skin. It was a relief to finally get down, but still, watching sunrise and the stars twirl over Hong Kong that night made it tempting to turn around and go back up again!

Not all trails are easy. Some aren’t even real. After an all-nighter shooting the milky way and sunrise from the peak of Fa Shan near Po Pin Chau, we battled down through thorny brush and vines above the High Island Reservoir. Originally planned to be a “short-cut,” this route quickly turned into lamentation at the collection of cuts and scrapes accumulating on our skin. It was a relief to finally get down, but still, watching sunrise and the stars twirl over Hong Kong that night made it tempting to turn around and go back up again!

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 Don’t Fall. The water at Ng Tung Chai is not always deep enough to jump into, but it’s always refreshing. If you want to dodge the crowds at the beach and still cool off there’s nothing better to do than go explore a waterfall.

Don’t Fall. The water at Ng Tung Chai is not always deep enough to jump into, but it’s always refreshing. If you want to dodge the crowds at the beach and still cool off there’s nothing better to do than go explore a waterfall.

 HK is not just Asia’s financial center: what most people don’t know is that 75% of Hong Kong’s land is undeveloped, it lies in an ocean region with more coral than the Caribbean, and Hong Kong’s 260+ islands cradle mountain peaks with near 1000m alpine prominences.

HK is not just Asia’s financial center: what most people don’t know is that 75% of Hong Kong’s land is undeveloped, it lies in an ocean region with more coral than the Caribbean, and Hong Kong’s 260+ islands cradle mountain peaks with near 1000m alpine prominences.

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