Landscape Photo Trip at the Highest Peak in Hong Kong – Tai Mo Shan

Landscape Photo Trip at the Highest Peak in Hong Kong – Tai Mo Shan

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Landscape Photo Trip at the Highest Peak in Hong Kong – Tai Mo Shan

Located between Tsuen Wan and Yuen Long, Tai Mo Shan is the highest peak in Hong Kong, with an elevation of 957m. Offering sweeping views of Yuen Long Plain in the New Territories and Lion Rock in Kowloon, it is a good shooting location for landscape lovers. Tai Mo Shan is easily accessible by transportation. We can take bus 51 at Tsuen Wan West MTR Station and get off at the country park, then walk uphill for slightly over an hour to reach the weather radar station. Taxi is recommended for those who are bringing heavy photographic equipment. Just get off at the lookout and this can save you over half an hour’s walk.
Visitors taking bus 51 can get off at Tai Mo Shan Country Park and walk uphill from there
Walk along the vehicular road and after passing the Visitor Centre you will reach the summit
Those going by taxi can get off here before the gate. It is said that the road beyond the gate is military road and therefore no vehicle is allowed
After getting off, we can take a few photos first. Follow the path next to the abandoned building to reach the lookout. Many people come here to picnic during weekends and holidays. Looking down you can see the densely built single-storey houses in Yuen Long and Shek Kong Airfield.
At the get off point, you will see an abandoned building on your left hand side in the direction of the summit. Follow the path next to it to reach the lookout
Wide-open views of Yuen Long can be enjoyed from the lookout. The hillock at the far end is Kai Kung Leng
The hill here at the far end is Tai To Yan. The ridge closer to us is still within the area of Tai Mo Shan
Shek Kong Airfield
After taking photos at the lookout, we can take the same route back to the gate and continue on the road to the weather radar station. Given the high altitude, a rich variety of landscape can be seen and photographed in all directions all the way to the summit on a clear day.
Lion Rock
Kowloon
The weather radar station at the summit
This area close to the summit is a favorite shooting location for sea of clouds
Apart from its high altitude, Tai Mo Shan covering a large area and with mostly grass slope is a perfect place for taking photos of the wilderness
The rock before the transmission station is also named Turtle Rock. This marks the finishing point of our trip
It may be hard to find a taxi to go back to town. You can follow the same route to descend the peak, and take bus 51 back to Tsuen Wan or Yuen Long.
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