Who says one should throw a fancy party till midnight, or indulge yourself in extravagance during this Christmas holiday? Just an hour away from the city centre, there is a tranquil wonderland where sheer variety of reddish-yellow leaves bloom, where splendor of the golden foliage thrives especially around the Winter Solstice. It is where you could bath with bliss and have countless strolls with your beloved ones, just by watching beautiful leaves in our city’s backyard.
(5th November) I have never thought of completing an entire 50km walkathon with such tenacity, nor have my teammate, who is her first time ever in Hong Kong. At first, our application to this trailwalker was merely for our intimate embrace to the natural wonder of the city, after being exhausted by mounts of journals and paperwork, as well as a kaleidoscope of social activities that we could hardly breathe. Only by joining this event could we truly appreciate the tranquility of the country parks and breath-taking scenery from the hilltops.
This cosmopolitan city of 7 million, located at the southern tip of China, is widely famed by its concrete jungle of modern skyscrapers and the dazzling shore of the Victoria Harbour. Yet alongside such landmark allure, in fact, Hong Kong is also long graced by the chains of emerald hills, especially the Lantau Peak, which is the second highest mountain in the territory. Continue reading “Lantau Peak (鳳凰山) – A Hiking Adventure at the Crack of Dawn”
Here comes a popular saying, “No other mountains under heaven can surpass Mount Lushan”. Located in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province and the southern part of Yangtze River, Mount Lushan is blessed with craggy cliffs, roaring waterfalls, infinite rock formations and cultural artefacts. Such spectacular landscapes, created during the Fourth Glacial age with the rubbing geological movements, are often bathed in the dreamy sea of clouds for around two hundred days per year. Mysterious though it seems, we, speeding through the highway from Nanchang (Jiangxi’s major city), can’t wait to see this horst-style block mountain, a mountain that is hailed as a world-renowned summer resort, from ancient centuries to present days.