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Lion Rock, Hong Kong

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Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Lion Rock, or less formally Lion Rock Hill, is a mountain in Hong Kong. It is located in Sha Tin District, between Kowloon Tong of Kowloon and Tai Wai of the New Territories, and is 495 metres (1,624 ft) high. The peak consists of granite covered sparsely by shrubs. The Kowloon granite, which includes Lion Rock, is estimated to be around 140 million years old.

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, south of 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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  • …this outcrop is incredible. It really does resemble a lion from the ground and the vistas from the walk up and the peak itself are truly beautiful. Very much recommended for hike, best reached by... 
    …this outcrop is incredible. It really does resemble a lion from the ground and the vistas from the walk up and the peak itself are truly beautiful. Very much recommended for hike, best reached by...  more »
  • What an amazing walk – this has to be the most stunning walk in Hong Kong. The stark granite peak is incredibly striking and the views from this 495 metre point over Hong Kong, Kowloon, Shatin and... 
    What an amazing walk – this has to be the most stunning walk in Hong Kong. The stark granite peak is incredibly striking and the views from this 495 metre point over Hong Kong, Kowloon, Shatin and...  more »
  • Lion Rock is a geological landmark in the Country Park by the same name in an area that is essentially a rural boundary between the Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories. In this manner, it feels....  more
    Lion Rock is a geological landmark in the Country Park by the same name in an area that is essentially a rural boundary between the Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories. In this manner, it feels....  more »
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  • Up up all the way …
  • Lion Rock. Guardian of our precious city
  • I love ❤ it nice to hiking
  • Nice hiking place !
  • A Nice Place To Visit, the view is nice and the Lion on the rock looks realistic.

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