Ma On Shan Country Park

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Ma On Shan Country Park

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What makes Ma On Shan Country Park extraordinary is that it is a dividing line set between Sai Kung Peninsula and Shatin. The northeast face of the range is most famous, and the most perilous. To avoid a challenging climb from the northeastern slopes, hikers can set off from the south and make their way to the top via Ngong Ping Plateau. There are several hill paths leading to Ma On Shan on the western slopes of Pyramid Hill. Beyond a grassy plateau, you arrive at a volcanic rock formation which marks the highest peak of Ma On Shan. For the summit, follow the gravelly path uphill. Below the apex of this imposing range, Hong Kong showcases her grandest landscape a panoramic view from Tolo Channel in the north to Sai Kung Peninsula in the east.
The natural environment of Ma On Shan is relatively undisturbed. This invaluable sanctuary gives shelter to many wildlife species. More common mammals are Chinese Pangolin (Manis pentadactyla), Chinese Porcupine (Hystrix brachyura), Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) and Common Muntjac (Munitacus muntjac). In the dense forests of Hebe Haven, a phalanx of birds roost and feed. Their sweet symphony can be heard along the paths that traverse the promontory, but it might take some patience to catch a glimpse of these lovely creatures.

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