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HK Day4: Dragon's Back

The Dragon's Back is a ridge in southeastern part of the Island.  Standing within the Shek O region, it offers a pleasant respite from the hustle of the metropolitan city, understandably making it a much visited hiking trail. Not only that, it genuinely is a beautiful trail, with breath taking coastal scenery and offering a good mix of exercise without serious training. We were met with a hazy view, but nevertheless, it was a good spot to sit down and sip some water, while the breeze ruffled our hair. From the peak onward, it was under the canopy, sometimes with butterflies, squirrels and one shy Oriental Whip snake. It was also a hearty sight to see pet dogs off their leashes, investigating among the trails and generally being dogs, while their humans let them be. The distance of 8.5 km can be done in three to four hour, depending on how many/long stops you take or how distracted you get by the scenery. 
 

HK Day4: Dragon's Back

The Dragon's Back is a ridge in southeastern part of the Island.  Standing within the Shek O region, it offers a pleasant respite from the hustle of the metropolitan city, understandably making it a much visited hiking trail. Not only that, it genuinely is a beautiful trail, with breath taking coastal scenery and offering a good mix of exercise without serious training. We were met with a hazy view, but nevertheless, it was a good spot to sit down and sip some water, while the breeze ruffled our hair. From the peak onward, it was under the canopy, sometimes with butterflies, squirrels and one shy Oriental Whip snake. It was also a hearty sight to see pet dogs off their leashes, investigating among the trails and generally being dogs, while their humans let them be. The distance of 8.5 km can be done in three to four hour, depending on how many/long stops you take or how distracted you get by the scenery. 
 

comments (19)

Such an amazing view, Ayush! Thank you for making the trek and sharing this with us!
Ayush Basu: Thank you for coming along on this HK trip, Elizabeth.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Nov 2017, 02:42
I really enjoyed your anecdotal accompaniment, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: I am glad it could hold your interest, Ray.
Jolie vue aérienne.
Ayush Basu: Merci, Martine.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 7 Nov 2017, 06:33
This looks as if you have managed to get away from it all Ayush
Ayush Basu: A brief respite, yes, Chris.
C'est bien d'avoir un endroit loin du bruit pour ce ressourcer .. , La photo est très belle !
Bonne journée
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Claudine.
And a good day to you too.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 7 Nov 2017, 08:15
This looks lovely Ayush, not a scene we ever get of HK.
Ayush Basu: I did not know of the green spaces and hiking trails of HK too, Chad. It is good that they are conserved.
Shrek is an ogre, not a dragon... oh you said 'Shek' lol i may need new glasses smile gorgeous picture! i would love to live there!
Ayush Basu: Well you spotted it yourself, so maybe you do not need those glasses just yet, Elaine smile
The setting with the small islands is very much like a part of Huatulco, Mexico.

Good job on the hike. Did you have to walk back?
Ayush Basu: No, Mary, there were public transport options at both ends of the trail.
I am not familiar with that place in Mexico, I should look it up.
It is nice to see an empty space!
Ayush Basu: To be honest, it was an exhilarating walk, Bill.
You are indeed quite high up Ayush.
Ayush Basu: I did not know of the green spaces and hiking trails of HK, Brian. It is good that they are conserved.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Nov 2017, 23:52
Fantastic scenery.
Ayush Basu: I agree, CP and I enjoyed the walk.
A lovely view.
Ayush Basu: It was just lovely the whole day, Michael.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Nov 2017, 04:46
This is a gran view and so much to see. This must have been a pleasant walk with that view!!
Ayush Basu: I did not know of the green spaces and hiking trails of HK, Astrid. It is good that they are conserved.
Now that's a view from the kind of walk I'd want to take, Ayush!
Ayush Basu: I am sure you would, Ginnie, and I think you would enjoy it thoroughly too.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Nov 2017, 06:33
It sounds a wonderful place to escape city life. I know exactly about how a walk can talk longer than expected because of all the stops to admire the scenery.
Ayush Basu: I saw quite a few people there, locals and tourists alike, Alan. And I think you would enjoy biking here.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 8 Nov 2017, 06:45
You can imagine how much I would enjoy walking this, Ayush
Ayush Basu: For sure, I can, Lisl.
Wonderful view - the haze filter on Lightroom (if yoiu use that software) does a very good job.
Ayush Basu: The air quality in HK was said to be unsafe in that duration but I am not sure what was the source of it, perhaps air pollution from industrial districts on the Chinese mainland(?). I do not use Lightroom but thank you for the tip, Tom. I should have done something about it.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Nov 2017, 11:21
A great view - and an interesting mix of housing.
Ayush Basu: This part of HK did not have towering residential blocks, Louis, at least not forty odd floors high.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Nov 2017, 15:24
What a lovely description and picture Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for the kind words, Anne.

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