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Level : 2/4 Distance : 10.3 km Time : 3 Hour(s)
Starting Point : Nam Shan  Finishing Point : Tong Fuk Catchwater
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South Lantau Country Trail Information

 


Sunset Peak and Nam Shanau Nam Shan Peak are the two main ranges of Lantau. The South Lantau Country Trail crosses both of them. Sunset Peak is the third highest peak of Hong Kong. On a grassy glade adjacent to Yi Tung Shan, there are 20 granite chalets rustic in appearance.

Lantau Peak is Hong Kong's second highest peak. Standing 934m, rugged and rocky, it was named the Broken Skull by villagers. When the British first visited the island, they asked the locals for the peak's name. They were told Lantau, which is the phonetic expression of Broken Skull in Cantonese. Somehow the name stuck.

Beyond the Nam Shan Management Centre, the trail skirts along the mid slopes of Sunset Peak. Exiting through Pak Kung Au, it joins Lantau Trail that leads to Lantau Peak and Ngong Ping. Pak Kung Au is a communication stronghold that links up south and north Lantau.

The trail crosses Tung Chung Road and trends down the southeastern face of Lantau Peak along the Tong Fuk Catchwater. This section overlooks the picturesque Cheng Sha Beach and Tong Fuk Village, and the Cha Kwo Chau, Shek Ku Chau and Soko Islands offshore.

 


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