Best bird watching trails in Southern, Hong Kong

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Southern with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in Southern, Hong Kong
Top trails (9)
#1 - Dragon's Back
Shek O Country Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 2 m
Incredible views of beaches, Tai Tam Bay, and the ridge. It is extremely close to the MTR, only a half hour walk uphill. There are many steep hills along the water are an incredibly dramatic site. See directions tab for public transportation advice.Show more
#2 - Dragon's Back to Big Wave Bay
Shek O Country Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
Excellent views of both sides of the island. There are quite a few steps, particularly at the start and end. Trail is easy to navigate and well marked. Show more
#3 - Hong Kong Trail: Section 8
Shek O, Southern, Hong Kong
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
Hong Kong Trail: Section 8 To Tei Wan to Tai Long Wan The Hong Kong Trail is a through trail. Check out the other downloadable trails here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/hong-kong-trailShow more
#4 - D'Aguilar Peninsula
Shek O Country Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
#5 - Hong Kong and Dragon's Back Trail
Shek O Country Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 10 m
#6 - Rhino Rock
Stanley, Southern, Hong Kong
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 38 m
#7 - Cape Collinson to Big Bay Beach
Shek O Country Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
#8 - Shek O and Tai Tau Trail
Stanley & Shek O, Southern, Hong Kong
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 40 m
#9 - Seaside Stroll via Stanley
Stanley, Southern, Hong Kong
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
A famous market, beaches, temples, museums, historic buildings, waterfront promenade, park and military cemetery Stanley, located on a peninsula on Hong Kong Island's south coast, is a popular tourist destination that allows visitors the opportunity to escape from densely populated urban Hong Kong into more relaxed and scenic surroundings. The town sits along the shore of an attractive bay framed by a backdrop of hills and the forests of nearby Tai Tam Country Park. In Chinese, Stanley is known as "Chek Chue," which is a reference to the red-flowering cotton trees in the area; its English name is taken from Lord Stanley, British secretary of state for war from 1916-1918 and 1922-1924. Following the British colonization of Hong Kong in 1842, Stanley, which at the time was the largest town on Hong Kong Island, became a temporary administrative center before moving to the new city of Victoria (now Hong Kong Island's Central district). Until the 1970s it was also a major fishing town with daily catches being sold in the narrow streets. Today the town is home to many wealthy locals and expats and, with something of a "Mediterranean" feel to it, is a popular leisure destination. The town also has a large prison, housed in former British barracks on the outskirts of the town. The town is perhaps best known among tourists for its famous market, but as visitors following this walk will discover, it has much more to offer including beaches, temples, museums, historic buildings and some excellent waterside bars, cafes and restaurants. The town is host to the annual International Dragon Boat Races during Tuen Ng Festival. Visitors traveling to Stanley can also enjoy the added bonus of reaching the town by an exhilarating bus ride over the hills of Hong Kong Island with panoramic views (see tips below).Show more