off the beaten track Hong Kong- any oddball things to see/do
Replies: 64 - Last Post: Apr 19, 2011 3:58 PM Last Post By: mark0
Oct 12, 2007 7:46 AM
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Oct 12, 2007 9:54 AM
2Oddball neighbourhoods - try Discovery Bay - full of weirdos and oddballs.
Hmmm, they have just started some sort of ethnic based theme park kind of thing called "sea land market" next to Tai Po Waterfront Park - haven't been yet but looks a bit weird (possibly even crap!). Could always go there :-)
Go and watch all the mad old fogie singers in Tuen Mun Park at the weekend (it's worth a look believe me - take some ear plugs).
Visit Tung Ping Chau in Mirs Bay, or Tap Mun or Po Toi or one of the other islands that don't see as much people traffic.
Go to Sai Kung and get one of the old ladies in a sampan to take you on a nice coastal tour (and see saw very rugged and deserted coastline).
Go to Plover Cove/Tai Mei Tuk and hire a pedalo bike and have a ride along the dam wall (or avoid certain death and walk instead).
Walk to Tai Long Wan in Sai Kung (on a weekday - don't go at the weekend, it gets very busy).
Pick any of the New Towns in the NT and go there, have a walk around and be amazed at how different it is to HK ISland (Tuen Mun, Tsuen Wan, Tai Po, Sha Tin, Yuen Long, Fan Ling , Sheung Shui).
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Oct 13, 2007 2:18 AM
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Oct 13, 2007 5:01 PM
8Love that you have asked this question.
One of my most favorite places to swim and camp is: Longke, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
Oct 14, 2007 10:21 AM
9Yes, Long Ke Wan is the next bay down to Tai Long Wan - equally as hard to get to. I can also recommend East Dam, Pak Lap and Pak Lap Tsai. Although the last time I was in Pak Lap Tsai (none of these are gazetted beaches by the way, so no shark nets) I did almost run into a jellyfish :-( Big one too. Have a look...
Pak Lap Tsai Jellyfish
Oct 15, 2007 12:47 AM
Oct 27, 2007 9:17 AM
11I went to Nam Sang Wai near Yuen Long today. Those aren't my pictures, but as you can see it's an attractive place to go. It's a green oasis between Hong Kong and Shenzhen.
On the way is Yuen Long Kau Hui (Yuen Long Old Town) (again not my pictures) which is worth visiting for an older view of HK which is disappearing.
Yuen Long is easy to get to from Kowloon - use KCRC West Rail or the buses such as 268B from the star ferry in TST.
Oct 27, 2007 11:49 AM
12Nice post drumbrake, will have to check that one out in the future (got my parents visiting in the next couple of weeks so who knows?).
For Chung Yeung we headed out to Lavender Garden in Hok Tau near Fan Ling: http://lavendergarden.com.hk/Introduction.asp
Then we went up to the huge terraced cemetaries in Sai Wan Ho including the war memorial and cemetery: Sai Wan War Cemetery
and today we just went for a walk along the Lam Tsuen River just North of Tai Po (closest station Tai Wo) there is a pathway that runs between the river and the Fanling highway - very nice and peaceful (apart from my kids screaming their heads off of course). No pictures for that one yet though but definitely recommended.
Nov 4, 2007 9:52 AM
13and yesterday we went to Lei Yue Mun (Kowloon side) and walked up to the old fort on Devils Peak. Brilliant view in all directions.
Junk Bay from Devil's Peak
Nov 4, 2007 5:19 PM
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