Hung Mui Kuk Nature Trail
Between spring and summer, visitors to Hung Mui Kuk are bound to fall into a fanciful reverie that strawberry Trees are scattered all over the mountain and the valley, which is how Hung Mui Kuk got its name. Located inside Lion Rock Country Park, Hung Mui Kuk Nature Trail overall is an easy hike, with some gentle ascending slopes despite a treacherous first half. Although Hung Mui Kuk is just separated from the town by a mountain, the scenes are as different as chalk and cheese. Long aerial roots of Chinese Banyan can be seen swaying in the wind near the start point; another special plant featured along the trail such as Lychee. The luxuriant vegetation in the valley is not only pleasing to the eye, but also purifies the air. Entertaining and educational, the trail is suitable for families. The trip is never complete without visiting Amah Rock, one of the mountain landmarks in Hong Kong. To reach it, follow the stairs on the right at the finishing point of the trail and ascend for some distance. The 30-feet Amah Rock was originally a massive rock erecting on the mountain but later split into two unevenly because of weathering. As the rock resembles a child on an adult’s back, together with the imagination of villagers and legends of fishing villages in Hong Kong, the legend that a woman carrying her child on her back waiting for her husband’s return becomes a story that everyone knows.