Kowloon, New Territories, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: East Kowloon

I joined the Meet Up group to explore the Eastern parts of Kowloon, as I don't really venture out into this area. We met Tiu Keng Leng MTR and explored the surrounding areas. After a few minutes walking alongside the street, we came to a small hill. We climbed onto the water catchment, which had… Continue reading Hiking: East Kowloon

New Territories, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail (the first part)

With the hiking group we explored the Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail (Chinese: 元荃古道), also known as Yuen Tsuen Traditional Footpath. This is a trail linking Yuen Long and Tsuen Wan in the New Territories of Hong Kong. The trail was the major trail for travelling between two major towns for villages trading their necessaries before… Continue reading Hiking: Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail (the first part)

New Territories, Sightseeing

Western Monastery in Tsuen Wan

After the very popular and busy Yuen Yuen Institute we visited the Western Monastery next to it. It is just 2 mins away but it feels as if it is in a completely different world. A different style of buildings, hardly any people, very picturesque and quiet. A relaxing and tranquil place. After being greeted… Continue reading Western Monastery in Tsuen Wan

New Territories, Sightseeing

Yuen Yuen Institute in Tsuen Wan

Early January we explored Tsuen Wan and its surroundings. We started with the big attraction, the Yuen Yuen Institute, which is tucked into the hills just north of the town and a ten-minute taxi ride from Tsuen Wan MTR station (we had planned to take the minibus 81 to Lo Lo Wai, but over 100… Continue reading Yuen Yuen Institute in Tsuen Wan

New Territories, Outdoor Activity, Sightseeing

Ping Shan Heritage Trail Walk

We decided to travel to Tin Shui Wai (which is on the West Rail line from Hung Hom) to visit the first heritage trail in Hong Kong. It was opened in 1993 is located in the North West New Territories on the fringes of the new town of Tin Shui Wai. Off the train and… Continue reading Ping Shan Heritage Trail Walk

New Territories, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Wilson Trail Stage 8

I was going to write about the Wilson Trail Stage 8 last week already - but I got distracted. I should have been writing about it though, because I managed to loose my pictures from our hike somehow. How annoying! So here are just a few pictures from my friends to accompany the post... Wilson… Continue reading Hiking: Wilson Trail Stage 8