Bonjour! A good thing in Hong Kong is, everything is near. So, we don’t have to wake up so early to go to the mountain. From our hotel, The City View, Yau Ma Tei, to the Dragon’s back, Shek-O park is about 1.40 hrs. We took our time this morning for breakfast, and prepare 2 bottles of water, umbrella, and camera. Luckily, I always have tissue paper in my bag. It helps a lot, I’ll tell you how the paper has saved us. Then, we left the hotel around 11 am in the morning.
Dragon’s back, Shek O Country Park
The Dragon’s back is on Shek O Country park, Hong Kong Island. We took, the MTR, red line, from Yau Ma Tei Station to Admiralty Station, and changed to the blue line, to Shau Kei Wan Station. Walked to Exit A2, turn right to the bus terminal. Took the bus No.9 to Shek O, you can pay with the subway card. ( It is very convenient to pay for almost everything with the subway card including restaurant, you should have it when you come to Hong Kong.)
Bus No.9 >>> NOT to Tei Wan
Get on the No.9 to Shek O Road, then get off at Tei Wan. (you have to check the bus stop by yourself, it shows on the screen) Actually, this is not the right stop. You should get off at the next bus stop which is the right one. Just two of us get off at Tei Wan, and we are alone here!
After searching on Google Map, we can walk from here ( I can say it was not a good idea for only 2 people, but we did it. lol ) There is only one trail from the camping area, then we took it. It is not a path, more like a small water path from the mountain when it rains. The grass is high on both sides of this small path, it was scary. We climb up on this path for 20 minutes and then we hit the tail which most of the people use it.
Super Slim Paper has saved us
This is the right trail we must take, there are many sign point to the Dragon’s back. We follow the trail to climb up to the top of the Dragon’s back. That was crazy, we sweat over, our clothes are wet and start to smell. At that moment, I would like to have a towel to wipe my face but we only have a few super slim tissue paper in my bag. That was great and I really appreciate my super slim paper. lol.
Wait for the next stop
On the top of the mountain, we saw people, they all climb up from the opposite side. It likes we come from left to right while everybody walks from right to left. Anyway, it was beautiful on the top of the dragon’s back, you must see with your own eyes. Remember, do not get off at Tai Wan bus stop! wait for the next one, haha.
This is a real leg killer holiday trip for both of us. Tomorrow, stay in the city, no more climbing. A little walk in a shopping center can be accepted.
Au revoir & see you tomorrow