When mentioning Hong Kong, the first thing that comes to mind is typically the Mega-City: glistening skyscrapers, massive crowds, shopping and food. But the other side of this metropolis is the myriad of hiking trails that snake through the local mountains and less populated areas. Now that the weather is cooling off a little, it’s the perfect time to explore the natural side of Hong Kong.
This past weekend some friends and I decided to tackle the Ng Tung Chai trail located in the Tai Mo Shan country park. It’s rated 3-1/2 stars in terms of difficulty. And it was tough!! The loop was only about 3.5 km in length, and a 300m climb on (mostly) paved stone steps through thick forest. But the reward was the view… three waterfalls at each stage of the hike. The Lower Falls, the Middle Falls, and the Scatter Falls.
Here are a few photos from the hike. I didn’t bring a full tripod, but opted for my small and trusty Gorillapod – works in a pinch! All photos were taken with the Fuji 14mm wideangle lens, and processed in Lightroom 5 (BW in SilverFX Pro 2).