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.