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Sunset Peak, the third height hill in Hong Kong at 869m, lies within the middle of Lantau Island east of Lantau Peak. It is also a popular place for enjoying the sunrise.

Sunset Peak - A trail for hiking in Hong Kong

Sunset Peak
Distance: 8.0 Km
Duration: 4.0 hours
Diff.:

3.5

Scn.:

4.0

Start: Tung Chung Railway Station

End: Bus 3M, 11, 23 to Tung Chung

It is physically demanding as there are strenuous climbs up and down to a certain extent.

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Tung Chung

The trail starts from Tung Chung Railway Station. It follows Tat Tung Road and then turns left at the junction of Shun Tung Road. Passing through the subway at the corner of Yu Tung Road, it comes to the police station. Head along Yu Tung Road, then cross it by taking the pedestrain bridge on the left. Afterward, taking Tung Chung Road to the right with a short distance, it soon arrives at the entry of Wong Lung Hang Road on the left. Joining Wong Lung Hang Road, it winds along the valley with the slow ascent. Beyond Chek Lap Kok New Village, it comes to Wong Lung Hang Picnic Site.

Wong Lung Hang Rd.

Wong Lung Hang Rd.

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Wong Lung Hang Country Trail

From the entrance of the picnic site a few steps ahead, take Wong Lung Hang Country Trail uphill on the right. It initially ascends with a steep flight of stone steps along the north slope. Up ahead, it comes to a small flat land at the hillside with a view over Tung Chung and the airport. Head the trail uphill, it becomes tame and sylvan. Sometimes its summit is covered with clouds which make it to be mysterious. After joining Lantau Trail at the junction, trace it on the right towards the west. (Heading the left path could lead to Mui Wo via Nam Shan)

Related route: Sunset Peak II

Entry of uphill path

Entry of uphill path

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Sunset Peak

Follow the trail with a slow ascent along the wide and round ridge. You could see a famious view spot at the Stone Chalet distributed on the hideside of Sunset Peak. Passing L014 signpost of Lantau Trail, take the side path on the right that leads to the hilltop. The uphill path is rough, narrow and overgrown with weeds in part. Beyond a patch of the flat land, it comes to the top of Sunset Peak. It gives splendid views over the coast of Cheung Sha, the south of Lantau Island and the rolling hills of Yi Tung Shan. In additions, soaring Lantau Peak is towering on the west. Afterward retrace you steps down to the Lantau Trail and then continue on along it on the right downhill. It winds along the west slope that leads down to the pavilion of Pak Kung Au.

Alternative: You could continue on along Lantau Trail downhill if do not climb up to the hilltop.

Along the ridge up

Along the ridge up

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The rolling hills

The rolling hills

Summary

It is quite physically demanding from the ground leading up eight hundreds meters more in height. However, at the hilltop it offers a very broad view as well as different seasonal scenery such as sea of clould, sunrise and silvergrasses distributed full at hillside during October and November.

Text : Horace

Last Update : 01.02.2015

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