In the first of recommended Hong Kong walks we take on a 15 KM hike starting at Pak Kok village in the north of Lamma island and make our way along the spine of the island to Sok Kwu Wan before ascending Mount Stenhouse. From the summit it’s an easy walk down to Lo So Shing beach and then we make our way along the western edge of the island through Yung Shue Wan and round the headland back to Pak Kok to take the ferry back home.
Crisp fresh snow, lush forest and fairytale winter landscapes. In the previous five episodes, Drone and Phone has featured five great winter sports in the frozen world of Heilongjiang, China’s northeastern most province. Check out the best shots of the magnificent winter scenery.
An epic mountain luge ride and snow-clad forests ideal for snow biking: In this episode, we explore more of what China’s premier ski resort has on offer.
A thrilling sun-kissed alpine experience for shi enthusiasts, Yabuli ski resort is China’s biggest and best with snow guaranteed throughout the winter. In this episode, we’re going down the slopes from the top of Yabuli.
A shining sun and far reaching beautiful scenery. In Heilongjiang winter is a true wonderland vacation. Aching arms, bums, and snow sports not for the faint hearted. In this episode we drive a snow mobile off the beaten track.
A pleasant hike and a horse drawn sleigh ride. Crisp fresh snow, lush forest and fairytale winter landscapes. It’s cold, but not too cold for outdoor fun. In this episode we try the easiest but most direct way to experience more about the crystallised town.
A picturesque village against the mountains of Heilongjiang. With seven months snow a year, this is where winter can truly be celebrated. In the first episode of this new series, Drone and Phone escapes from Hong Kong to the Northeastern China Snow Town to enjoy some fantastic frosty activities.
The much overlooked Zhaoqing district is just a four-hour train journey from Hong Kong, three hours on the bus from Shenzhen and an hour and half from Guangzhou international airport. Running along the West River the city has two spectacular parks within easy reach. For those prepared to venture a little further, there are some stunning Karst landscapes to explore, huge caves and fascinating ancient rural villages.
A long peaceful walk all within the city with crags to climb, lakes to cross and caves to discover. The Seven Star Crags has beautifully manicured gardens, Buddhist & Taoist idols, classical bridges and trees that grow out of the water.
The ticket to the park costs 78 Yuan and be bought at one of the three entrances. The easiest way to get in is by walking from Paifang square between Xinghu West Road and Xinghu Avenue. No need for a guide for this one as there are plenty of maps around the park to help you find your way.
Take a bus from the Yueyun East long distance bus terminal to Huaiji and from there ask for the local bus to Qiaotou. The journey takes around three hours in total and costs about 60 yuan RMB. From the bus station in Qiaotou, it’s a pleasant 3km wlak to the Black Cave. A ticket for the cave costs 50 yuan RMB.
If you want to go over the mountain following the route in this episode, once you go through the cave ask a local to take you up and over the hill. There are no official guides so you will need to bargain a price with them we suggest 50 RMB. Ask them to take you over the hill to Shangen village following the sheep trails.
From there you can take a bus to the start of the 7km walk or find a taxi to Longshan Scenic Spot ,Fengkai. Start the walk at the Black Cave and follow the road to Liandu Zhen or He’erkou. From there you can take a bus back to Zhaoqing (about 3 hours) and cost 35 Yuan RMB.
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