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Lion Rock, Hong Kong

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Lion Rock, or less formally Lion Rock Hill, is a mountain in Hong Kong. It is located between Kowloon Tong of Kowloon and Tai Wai of the New Territories, and is 495 metres high. The peak consists of granite covered sparsely by shrubs.Lion Rock is noted for its shape: its resemblance to a crouching lion is most striking from the Choi Hung and San Po Kong areas in East Kowloon. A trail winds its way up the forested hillside to the top, culminating atop the "lion's head". The trail can be followed across the profile of the lion, eventually linking up with the MacLehose Trail. The rock provides a view of the city and Hong Kong Island in the distance. The entire mountain is located within Lion Rock Country Park in Hung Mui Kuk, Tai Wai and is made passable by vehicles by Lion Rock Tunnel, which connects Kowloon Tong and Tai Wai.Lion Rock is near another famous rock structure, the Amah Rock. A road in Kowloon City is named Lion Rock Road (獅子石道).
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  • Hong Kong has a famous lion acorn spirit which means that the people of Hong Kong are unyielding and not harass, and even in difficult times, the spirit of being strong and restless is the goal of Hong Kong people to inspire themselves. Come here, even if you have not ascended, you must understand its meaning.
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  • On the occasion of a business trip we made this walk for about 500 meters in altitude in the company of funny little monkeys. Easy to get to but be careful of the heat and moisture that is really very high. Board bag with spare sweater!
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  • For our older and less fit readers, I am 57 and about 50 pounds over weight. I found this challenging but good. In terms of climbing there are about 1400 steps upwards in total if you use the Shatin P...  more »

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