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Dragon's Back

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Hiking Dragon's back

Wonderful hike with spectacular views of HK. It was foggy the day we went to visibility was not great. Moderate difficulty. We followed the path from the bus stop (9) up to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful hike with spectacular views of HK. It was foggy the day we went to visibility was not great. Moderate difficulty. We followed the path from the bus stop (9) up to the peak then down to big wave bay. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've done this hike 4 times now and I enjoy it every time. There is a bit of a climb up uneven stairs, maybe challenging for those not in basic good health. Once you reach the top there are some ups and downs along the way. Bring water, especially if it's hot or humid. Some nice views along the way,... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The bus drops you right at the beginning of the hike. Left side is the hike to the Dragon's back and right side is another hike to the beach. I did both. If you have enough energy and time, try doing the entire trail, instead of coming back after seeing the Dragon's back.

Thank VishnuPendyala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was for me one of the best moments of my HK trip. The view from the ridge was stunning on either side, and there are picturesque spots at every corner. We simply couldn't stop taking photos!!! It is a rather long walk, so walking shoes are highly recommended. Bring a small snack and plenty of water (esp if weather... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A real must if you want to come away from the central of Hongkong for some hours. There are many good places to take photos or just take a nice walk or run.i can recommend a lighter type of jacket due to winds. If there is a lot of smog the walk is okay but preferable is to do it... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

There are several excellent hiking spots in HK but the Dragon's Back is perhaps the one I'd recommend if you only have time to do one. It's moderately difficult at the beginning since you will be climbing uphill. From there it's fairly straightforward (kids and the elderly do it, just at a lower pace). The views of the city and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A nice hiking experience in Hong Kong. A little exposed and hot on the initial climb, but the remainder of the trail is very rewarding. There are some very stunning views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great hike, and well worth the effort it takes to find it and to walk the trail. I would say that the trail is moderate in difficulty. Our seven year old was able to do it, but it wasn't easy for her. If it was a hot day it would have been quite difficult for everyone, but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I started from shek O rd and walked up to dragon back and then finished at big wave bay. The weather was good and view was fantastic. Not difficult trail. I am not a hiking person and I finished the 8 km trail in about 2 hours with no walking pole or gloves. What you need is a pair of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With the view, comes the effort. It is difficult to get to, but worth the effort if in shape. Otherwise, take the peak tram. The story is that the nine dragons (Kowloon) would drift down and up from the south side of the island. Buildings have holes, allowing the dragon to move freely through, (fung shui), which probably set the... More 

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