The Outlying Areas Of

Hong Kong

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.

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Tsz Shan Monastery
Ap Lei Chau
Big Wave Bay
Shing Mun Reservoir
Grass Island
Po Toi
Brides Pool Waterfall
Lamma Island
Peng Chau
Pui O Beach
Cheung Chau Island
More of the outer edges of Hong Kong

Chilled out waterfront area


Borders by shade

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Aerial view of Cyberport and the Waterfront Park
Belair in the background at Cyberport, Hong Kong
The Guan Yin Statue

Tsz Shan Monastery

Nestled among the peaceful hills of Tai Po district is one of Hong Kong’s most beautiful monasteries.

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The beautiful Tsz Shan Monastery and The Guan Yin Statue, Hong Kong at sunset
aka Aberdeen Island, and Ap Lei Pai

Ap Lei Chau

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.

Wong Chuk Hang overlooking the pier
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Aerial view of Ap Lei Chau and its sports centre

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Boats parked at the pier near Ap Lei Chau
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The tombolo that connects Ap Lei Chau to Ap Lei Pai
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Right above Ap Lei Pai's hiking path
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Ap Lei Pai Island aerial view
One of the nicer beaches on Hong Kong Island

Big Wave Bay

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.

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Surfers wait patiently for a wave
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An aerial view of Big Wave Bay on Hong Kong Island
A Place For Leisurely Walks

Shing Mun Reservoir

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.

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A tiny islet in the middle of Shing Mun reservoir?
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Aerial view of the valve tower, and steel bridge

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Looking down on the shores of the Shing Mun Reservoir
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The Shing Mun Reservoir's bellmouth
Lot's Of Grass & Cows

Grass Island

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.

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I loved the jagged rocky shores of Tap Mun Island
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Aerial view of Grass Island
Tap Mun seen from a distance

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The South Pole Of Hong Kong

Po Toi

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!

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A beach squeezed in, Po Toi
The country trail with its many options, Po Toi
A Hidden Gem

Brides Pool Waterfall

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!

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Aerial photo of the Bride's Pool
Looking down at the stream

My favourite aerial photo of the Bride's Pool
Waterfall in the wilderness
One Of The More Popular Islands

Lamma Island

Houses over looking the sea
Sticks out like a sore thumb

Yung Shue Wan Ferry Pier
Fairly crowded for a sunny Sunday

BBQs & Family Walks

Peng Chau

Away from the crowds, this island’s lack of commercial establishments takes you to a world where time moves slowly.

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Neha enjoying her afternoon nap
Watching the ferry come to the pier in Peng Chau

aerial view of the bbq pits at peng chau island
As night began to fall, the area looked more beautiful
People climbing on the Old Fisherman’s Rock
A Great Beach On Lantau Island

Pui O

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.

The Pui O town
Back sand sediment at Pui O Beach, HK
Early morning, empty beach at Pui O
A Great Weekend Getaway

Cheung Chau Island

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.

Peng Chau with Discovery Bay in the background
Aerial view of the Kwun Yam Wan Beach on Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong
Above & Beyond

The Outer Edges Of Hong Kong

And then some more of the far edges of Hong Kong.

Aerial view of Starfish Bay in Hong Kong
The wetlands in Hong Kong

An abandoned house
View of the bay with High Junk Peak in the background

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