Five Top Country Park Hikes in Hong Kong

It might be hard to believe when you look at Hong Kong’s vibrant cityscape, but Hong Kong is still more than fifty percent country parkland. Hong Kong has some of the best natural country parks in Asia.

If you’re interested in getting off the footpaths and into the greenery, Hong Kong’s country parks offer forests and jungles, as well as sandy beaches and water falls. The hiking trails are very good with some country parks offering campgrounds where you can stay for free – which could be a uniqueand cost effective alternative to some of Hong Kong’s more expensive luxury hotels. read more

Sai Ying Pun’s edgy delights

In Chinese (Cantonese to be specific) Sai Ying Pun means west camp.  Sai Ying Pun is located on the western side of Hong Kong Island, still visible to neighbouring Kowloon.

It’s built on the steep sloping Victoria Peak, shy of Kennedy town.  The area has in 2015 been opened up by MTR driving an influx of interest from locals and expatriates alike, flocking for the temporary rental reprieve and the advantage of close proximity to Central.

Queen’s Road has always meandered through Sai Ying Pun, but the introduction of MTR (Hong Kong’s elite mass rapid train system) has brought a degree of gentrification and along with it a plethora of new dining experiences.  Bars, delis and restaurant’s attracted by SYP’s lower rents. read more