In the first of a new series covering the much overlooked Lantau Long Trail we take on sections one and two. Sections one is a simple road walk from Mui Wo up to Nam Shan. Here you leave the road and start a long climb up to Sunset peak on section two before descending down to the Tung Chung road.
The 70 km Lantau trail takes you on a loop from Mui Wo West over Sunset and Lantau peaks before a ridge walk to Tai O. From there you follow the coast around the south of the island back to Mui Wo.
This episode of Drone and Phone will bring us to picturesque Santorini-like Huaniao Island in Zhoushan. Here you can feast on idyllic vintage sceneries and ideal manned beauty in the meantime, fit for both tranquility seekers and honeymooners alike.
In the last of five recommended Hong Kong walks we a hike 13 KM loop, starting at the Bride’s pool, making our way to Sam A Wan before crossing over to the old Hakka village of Lai Chi Wo. On the way back we climb the Tiu Tang Lung path before cutting back and returning to the the Bride’s pool. Thanks to Jurgen Looman for the recommendation and for coming along to show us the way and help us film.
This episode of Drone and Phone will take us to Shengshan Island of Zhoushan. We will together probe into an eerie abandoned village under trees and vines, the formidable and uncanny artwork of nature, and experience the easternmost inhabited island of Zhejiang Province.
In the fourth of recommended Hong Kong walks we hike 8 KM around the small island of Ap Lei Chau, starting along the promenades of Ap Lei Chau park and South Horizons and then working our way up to the hill above the Lei Tung estate before ascending Yuk Kwai Shan also known as Mount Johnston. From the top we take the steep rope decent down to a sand causeway and over to the islet of Ap Lei Pei, which we cross to the southern most point. Thanks to Tata Mataganas for the recommendation.
This episode of Drone and Phone will lead you to Gouqi Island of Zhoushan. Here an expansive sea farm of mussels, blocks of blue houses in a fairytale village and a magnificent seascape view from an even more magnificent peak are waiting for you to savor.
In the third of recommended Hong Kong walks we take on a 16 KM hike starting in Way Shing Tsuen and climbing slowly to Kai Kung Long before walking the ridge along and down to Fan Jam Road. Crossing the road we then head up the second ridge of the Lam Tsuen Country park all the way to Tai to Yan before a final ridge walk and decent to Wan Fung Yuen.
In the second of recommended Hong Kong walks we take on a 7 KM hike starting at NG Fai Tin and hike along the Western ridge of Clear Water Bay country Park, up High Junk Peak and and finish in the sleepy fishing community of Tai Hang Tun. Thanks to Jørgen Kirsebom and Matt You for this recommendation.
This episode of Drone and Phone will lead you to Mount Putuo in Zhejiang Province. It is a serene land of Buddhism by the sea, a luxury botanical garden with gorgeous mountain beauty amongst historical and religious relics. Hiking on this saint land, you will have an extraordinary experience of spiritual sanctuary.