Lion Rock - Things to Know Before Visiting
Lion Rock, Hong Kong
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About Lion Rock
The Lion Rock hike in Hong Kong is one of the most popular trails in the region with an epic viewpoint over Kowloon all the way to Hong Kong Central. The peak consists of granite covered sparsely by shrubs. The Kowloon granite, which includes Lion Rock, is estimated to be around 140 million years old.
Attractions Near Lion Rock
Wong Tai Sin Temple, a Taoist temple established in 1921, is one of the most famous temples in Hong Kong. It is dedicated to Wong Tai Sin or the Great Immortal Wong. The temple is located on the southern side of Lion Rock in the north of Kowloon.
The Kowloon Walled City Park is designed as a Jiangnan garden of the early Qing dynasty. The park, 31,000 square meters (7.66 acres) in total, is divided into eight theme zones with their own characteristic scenery, matching with the style of the whole park.
The Chi Lin Nunnery is a Buddhist temple and charitable organization in Diamond Hill, Kowloon. Housed in a monastery complex, the nunnery is reminiscent of the Tang Dynasty in its architecture and was built in the 1930s. It is constructed entirely with cypress wood, without the use of any nails, and is currently the world's largest hand-made wooden building.
A Chinese Classical Garden in an area of 3.5 hectares. It is designed in the Tang Dynasty-style with hills, water features, trees, rocks, and wooden structures.
Che Kung Temple is the Chinese temple dedicated to Che Kung, who was a general during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127–1279) in ancient China. There are two temples dedicated to Che Kung in Hong Kong: one in Sha Tin and one in Ho Chung.
The city block that has become famous for its photogenic appearances.