Dragon's Back Hike
I woke up at 830am and met up with two expats I had met the previous night. We planned a hike in the hills of Shek O mountains called, Dragon’s Back. This hike is a popular one for tourists seeking to escape the craziness of the city.
All three of us took the MTR to the last stop, Chai Wan. We then took a mini bus the rest of the way to the base camp of the mountain. The hike usually takes 2 hours to get to the top. At the end point, hikers can see some of the most spectacular views in HK.
A panorama shot of Dragon's Back hike.
Shek O Village and beach from Dragon's Back.
After seeing the beautiful view, we hiked back to the bottom. From there we took a mini bus to Shek O Village at the base of the mountain.
The village is peaceful area that attracts tourists to it’s stunning views and main beach. We walked though the village to get to the waterfront. As we looked at the amazing views, Capuino (the girl I was hiking with), decided to jump the embankment and climb the rocks. Alex, the other mate, and I decided to follow. I’m glad I did, because the views were incredible. The photos I took are some of my favorites so far on this trip.
Opposite side of Shek O beach.
Shek O Rocky Beach, on other side of the main beach.
Shek O Beach, the main beach.
Local woman fishing at Shek O Beach.
Tired of the humidity and heat, the group grabbed a bite to eat at a local restaurant. I ordered spicy noodles with sausage and chicken. There’s a common theme here in HK. Soup noodles are cheap and popular.
After our 4pm lunch, we headed back to the hostel to drink the night away. It was a successful trip and one that will stand out on this trip.