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Dragon's Back Trail and Big Wave Beach

To Tei Wan > Dragonís Back > Big Wave Bay > Shek O (Stage 8 of the Hong Kong Trail )

Chosen as the Best Urban Hike in Asia by Time Magazine in 2004, Dragonís Back is the most popular hike for tourists and expats due to its easy accessibility (20 minutes from the cityís downtown heart) and stunning vistas. Most visitors finish this exhilarating route with a swim at Shek O beach and a meal at an alfresco restaurant nearby.

ďThe glory of it all is that youíre so close to the city, but could hardly feel farther away,Ē Time Magazine (22 Nov 2004 Asia Issue)

The Dragonís Back, located at Stage 8 of the Hong Kong Trail on the South Eastern coast of the Hong Kong Island, starts from To Tei Wan and ends at Big Wave Bay.

Walk up to Shek O Peak from the foot path beside To Tei Wan pavilion on Shek O Road. You will then reach the rugged undulating spinal ridge of the Dragonís Back. From the ridge there are superb views eastwards to Clear Water Bay Peninsula and islands in the eastern sea approaches to Hong Kong. To the west, there are views of Stanley Peninsula and the South China Sea. At the foot of the Dragonís Back is the popular village Shek O with its sandy beaches.

How to get there:

Take a taxi or Citybus no 9 from the bus terminus at exit A3 of Shau Kei Wan MTR Station and drop off at To Tei Wan bus stop on Shek O Road (???) . (20-mins)
Next to the bus stop you will see a well-marked path, information board and steps leading up to the Hong Kong Trail and Dragonís Back.

Exit:

Take minibus from Big Wave Bay to Shau Kei Wan (holidays only) or
At Big Wave Bay, walk south along Big Wave Road for 15 minutes to Shek O Road and then get No.9 bus from Shek O to the urban areas.
It Starts Here
It Starts Here
Red Hill Peninsula and Tai Tam
Red Hill Peninsula and Tai Tam
billionaire residences overlooking Shek O beach
billionaire residences overlooking Shek O beach
Shek O Village
Shek O Village
Golf Course
Golf Course
Shek O Country Club
Shek O Country Club
Red Hill Peninsula
Red Hill Peninsula
Trekking along Dragon's Back
Trekking along Dragon's Back
Shek O Village by the sea
Shek O Village by the sea
Terrain of Dragon's Back
Terrain of Dragon's Back
284 meters above sea level
284 meters above sea level
Can you spot radar balls on Mount Parker?
Can you spot radar balls on Mount Parker?
Well deserved rest !
Well deserved rest !
Tai Long Wan or Big Wave Bay
Tai Long Wan or Big Wave Bay
To Big Wave Bay
To Big Wave Bay
Big Wave Beach
Big Wave Beach
Beach Hunk
Beach Hunk
Hi, I am at the beach ...
Hi, I am at the beach ...
Tai Long Wan Beach
Tai Long Wan Beach
Surfing Tai Long Wan
Surfing Tai Long Wan
Tai Long Wan, Big Wave Beach
Tai Long Wan, Big Wave Beach
beach stroll
beach stroll
mommy and kids
mommy and kids
beach time !
beach time !
here I come ...
here I come ...
building sand castle
building sand castle
Treasure hunt
Treasure hunt
Time to Relax
Time to Relax
Shek-O behind us
Shek-O behind us
sitting on Dragon's Back
sitting on Dragon's Back
para-glider above Big Wave Bay
para-glider above Big Wave Bay
stone wall
stone wall
para-gliders paradise
para-gliders paradise
sunshine
sunshine
dinner at Shek-O
dinner at Shek-O
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