Before I searched about Hong Kong, I always associated Hong Kong with skyscrapers, concrete jungle, triad, kung fu, and dark alleys. Blame those movies though. Only when I decided to go to Hong Kong that I began to do a bit research about the attractions and places to visit. To my surprise, Hong Kong does have remarkable landscape and amazing hikes as well. Those hikes like Victoria Peak hiking trails, Sai Kung County hikes, Kowloon Peak, Dragon’s back, Lion’s Rock hike are just few of so many amazing hikes in Hong Kong. Although, i did not make all the hike due to drizzling and raining for the consecutive three days when i was there.
My itinerary was already set though, out of 14 days off that I got, 7 days were for Taiwan and 6 days for Hong Kong. But I had also decided to spent one day in Macau and one day in Hong Kong Disneyland. Thus, I only had four days to explore Hong Kong, and I wanted to explore both its nature and city center as well And, I got to do it with my mom. So, I needed to select places and hike that are friendly and medium-rated difficulties in term of elevation and geography. In summary, here's the rough map or itinerary of the four days in Hong Kong (I have excluded Macau and Disneyland Hong Kong in this map)
I made it to Montane Mansion, Lee Tung Avenue, Hong Kong Park, Hong Kong Wetland Park, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Cultural Center, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Avenue of Stars, and central-mid level elevators. There were also places on my list that I planned to visit but I cancelled due to bad weather. Out of four days in Hong Kong, I got three rainy days. Thus, I cancelled the Lion’s Rock hike, Dragon’s back, as well as High Island Reservoir East Dam. At least I have a reason to come back ;)
This post will outline each of the place I visited in detail, but I will also explain how to travel around Hong Kong and where did I stay back then in general.