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Nei Lak Shan Country Trail
The relatively easy 5km route takes about two hours to complete and it is very suitable for novice hikers. It offers various scenic spots along the way. Starting at the arch of “East Mountain Teaching” – the beginning of the Ancient Gateway, the trail takes you through dense vegetation as you overlook Sunset Peak (Tai Tung Shan) and Lantau Peak. The area is covered by silvergrass during winter time that turns golden under sunlight.
When you are half-way through the trail, you will be high up to overlook downtown Tung Chung and the runway of the Hong Kong International Airport – a great spot to capture airplanes landing and taking off. At the end of the trail, you will see Ngong Ping cable cars. You can continue your hike along Ngong Ping Trail to reach Ngong Ping Village, where you can experience a unique cultural ambience.
Ngong Ping, Lantau
How to get there
From Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal (Exit B of Tung Chung MTR station), take a 25-minute cable car ride to Ngong Ping. Follow direction signs and walk towards YHA Ngong Ping SG Davis Youth Hostel. Walk pass the hostel and walk 10 minutes more to reach the entrance of the country trail.