Sharp Island, Hong Kong
About Sharp Island
Sharp Island or Kiu Tsui Chau is the largest island in the Kiu Tsui Country Park located at Port Shelter of Sai Kung, Hong Kong. The area is most known for fishing, swimming as well as diving. Sharp Island is under the administration of the Sai Kung District.
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The MacLehose Trail is a 100-kilometer hiking trail that crosses much of the New Territories, Hong Kong, starting from Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung, in the east to Tuen Mun in the west. The east coast, where the trail begins, is deeply indented and wild. The central mountains, which the MacLehose Trail crosses, include many of Hong Kong's highest peaks. The western part, where the trail winds to its end, features numerous valley reservoirs
The High Island Reservoir located in the far south eastern part of the Sai Kung Peninsula, was opened in 1978 helping to alleviate water shortage problems in Hong Kong. Its history starts as a result of the water shutdown by mainland China during the Hong Kong 1967 riots, the government responded with the High Island Reservoir.
It is the tallest mountain in Kowloon and is crossed by both the Wilson Trail and the MacLehose Trail. The summit offers a wonderful view of Kowloon city and the well-known Suicide Cliff.
Long Ke Wan beach and Campsite is located in the southeastern part of Sai Kung Peninsula, north of the East Dam of High Island Reservoir, and within the Sai Kung East Country Park.
The Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark is a single entity and comprises of the Sai Kung Volcanic Rock Region and Northeast New Territories Sedimentary Rock Region, which showcase the important geological themes of igneous rocks and sedimentary rocks respectively.
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.
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