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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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  • September 24, 2017
    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 »
  • September 13, 2017
    Mountain Lion relationship one yesterday, her place, NAO-Zaventem, Hong Kong is very famous lion mountain one symbolizing her spirit of Hong Kong, this here post view not extremely wrong, Qi is fresh.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Beautiful view of the city. Far more beautiful than to the Victoria's peak which is according to me, a tourist trap. The exist from the Wong Tai Sin subway takes about 4 h. wear shoes and enough water. Otherwise, you can take a taxi to the park entrance. The ascent takes about 45 minutes. The trails are well marked and it is a fairly easy hike with at the top, views of Hong Hong.
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