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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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  • Truly feel this is the best place to view Hong Kong from the top (coming from a Hong Kong resident). Good steep climb starting from the Tai Wai side. Easy to get to. Go from Tai Wai MTR station and ei...  more »
  • This hill is located near to an MTR, but the hill is quite steep and need to walk with precaution. Stunning view of HK if the sky is clear, remember to bring a lot of water too. Worth the effort going...  more »
  • I thought Hong Kong S.A.R. is visited by so many times, but always wanting to climb to a mountain lion. Visited at very high temperatures, because among their friends and things go suddenly. It takes nearly two hours, rose views wonderfully cheap.
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  • Amazing view! Well worth the trip up to understand the beauty and contrast of Hong Kong!
  • Amazing views of Hong Kong. Must do if you're in town for more than a couple of days.
  • Great view!
  • Must do in Hong Kong, nice hike followed by spectacular views of Hong Kong.
  • Very nice hike from Wong tai sin temple all the way up to the peak of Lion Rock. Overall, it's not very difficult with decent temperature. On a good day, you will see a fabulous view of Kowloon, HK.

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