Hiking in Hong Kong
GLOBE batch 16 has been eagerly exploring Hong Kong and a lot of us have been loving to spend some time in nature, after having been imprisoned in a hotel room for 3 weeks. We are looking forward to going surfing and scuba diving in the spring but have really found a passion for hiking for now.
Here is a list of hikes the GLOBErs have done so far, listed from least to most difficult.
The peak is probably the most well-known and easiest hike, leading right to a beautiful view of Hong Kong. You can either hike all the up from the Central MTR station, passing a Botanical Garden with monkeys and flamingos on the way, or alternatively take a bus or the iconic tram. On the top, there are two malls and lots of restaurants to relax. There is also a Monopoly dream amusement store and a rooftop terrace for great pictures. For those who want to hike a bit further, a small trail leads to the so-called Victoria Peak Garden.
The Dragon back hike is a very pleasant beginner hike with amazing views of Tai Tam Bay, Stanley and Red hill. Generally, this hike is about 5-6 kilometers and has a very gradual ascent and descent. It is good for anyone from recreational hikers to even runners.