Hiking in Hong Kong: Dragon’s Back

The Dragon’s Back is an acclaimed Hong Kong hiking trail. In 2004, this trail was selected by TIME Asia as the best urban hiking trail. Dragon’s Back is part of the Hong Kong Trail, which is roughly 50km of hiking trail across HK Island (though Dragon’s Back itself is only about 5km). This hike has some spectacular views of Shek O Beach, Big Wave Bay, and Stanley Beach/Market.

The hike is not the easiest to get to, but it is well worth the trip. You have to take the MTR to Shau Kei Wan Station. From there, you exit (Exit A3) and catch bus 9 from the bubs terminus to To Tei Wan on Shek O Road. This was quite tricky, as this road it winding through hills and we were really unsure as to where to get off. Thankfully, the bus driver told us he would let us know when our stop came. The bus also has the drop-offs on a flashing screen ahead, but given how busy the bus usually it is, it can be easy to miss your stop.

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