Less than 30% of Hong Kong is developed land. It is this 30% that almost everyone associates Hong Kong with – modern skyscrapers standing tall amidst a bustling city.
Fortunately, living in Hong Kong has made me realise how much there is to see beyond those tall buildings – country parks, beaches, hikes, and tiny islands.
It’s been a pleasure discovering these far edges of Hong Kong from an usually beautiful angle, aerial drone photography.
At 3 kms in length, Cheung Sha Beach on Lantau Island is Hong Kong’s longest beach. Read more about the beach, how to get there, and things to do in this post.
Tai Tam means a big pool in the Chinese language which illustrates a triangular bay, namely Tai Tam Bay between Stanley Peninsula, D’Aguilar Peak and Tai Tam Tuk. The Tai Tam Reservoirs is a group of reservoirs located in the Tai Tam Country Park in the eastern part of Hong Kong Island.
A great place for a seafood meal with views of the harbour, and village right next to skyscrapers.
One of the six marine parks in Hong Kong, Hoi Ha Wan is a sanctuary for marine life. It is also one of the best spots in Hong Kong for snorkeling and kayaking.
Ap Lei Chau is a residential, and industrial area on the southern end of Hong Kong Island.
Big Wave Bay is a popular destination among beach goers on Hong Kong Island. As the name suggests, it’s also fairly popular among surfers who come to the beach to catch some amazing waves.
The Shing Mun Reservoir Walk offers visitors a chance to get away from Hong Kong, and immerse themselves in natural beauty in the city’s backyard.
In the north-east periphery of Hong Kong lies Tap Mun. A beautiful island perfect for picnics, camping, clear waters, or simply spending a relaxing day.
Po Toi, the South Pole of Hong Kong, is famous for its rock formations & seaweed. With no obstructions on the horizon, the sunset views here are gorgeous!
Far away from the concrete jungle is a beautiful waterfall in a real jungle. Brides Pool is a great spot for a hike, swim, or BBQ. See these beautiful pics!
After a grueling hike from Mui Wo to Pui O, these are some of the amazing aerial photo shots of got of Pui O beach on Lantau Island, Hong Kong.
Cheung Chau is a relatively popular island between Lamma Island and Lantau Island. Over the weekend and holidays, the island gets significant traffic from the city because of its ease of access, tons of options to eat and drink and a couple of nice beaches.
The first aerial photo that I was proud of
The best place to learn how to fly your drone in Hong Kong. Wide open spaces, no buildings, no people.