With nearly 80 percent of Hong Kong’s territory being countryside, the city is home to some of the best hikes and beaches in Asia. Some may complain about the summer humidity, but when results bring a warm sun tan and induce extreme calorie burning, it’s well worth the trip. Cha Siu Papers Times’ contributor Get High HK rounds up five of the most refreshing hiking trails to embark on during the hot Hong Kong summer.
Siu Sai Wan | Image courtesy of Get High HK
Siu Sai Wan
Siu Sai Wan begins with a short and explosive trail and then rewards you with a flat path to witness glorious sights from. It is the perfect trail to get a workout in, take amazing photographs, and then cool off at Big Wave Bay beach, where hikers can also grab a beer or go for a dip. Don’t forget to check out the local restaurants around the beach, all while enjoying the ravishing sunset.
How to get there: Get off at Chai Wan MTR Exit C and catch the 47M green minibus towards Siu Sai Wan Estate from the Chai Wan Public Minibus Terminus. Get off the minibus at “Scenic Heights”.