Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Two high points of Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (Photo-essay)

In my photo-essay last week, I showed some of the cool critters and flora that can be seen in the Lower Area of the wonderful Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden. Still, the primary destinations for my two hiking buddies and I that day were two literally high points of the farm: i.e., the top of the 546 meter high Kwun Yam Shan (Goddess of Mercy Mountain), and the Kadoorie Brothers' Memorial Pavilion located on a 602 meter high spot with commanding views of the 148 hectare property.

Although the path up to these two high points were paved, it was steep enough that it was quite the slog up.  But almost needless to say, the views from those places were worth the exertion -- and so was the sense of accomplishment that came from having gone up them. :)

 Proof, if needed, that there are some farmed sections
of Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden :)

 We did proceed slowly -- but also surely --
on our trek up to Kwun Yam Shan!

Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden lies on
the northern slopes of Tai Mo Shan - whose summit 
is visible in the background of this photo

stands atop Kwun Yam Shan

 The view from the north of Kwun Yam Shan includes 
that of nearby hills, a plain, greenery and developed areas

The view to the northeast are dominated by the
Next up: the twin pavilion up there! :)

The same twin pavilion from closer up -- with 
Kwun Yam Shan now being the one in the distant!

To be continued... regardless of whether my Kadoorie Farm photo-essays attract comments or not! ;(


alejna said...

They are beautiful photos! Such dramatic scenery. (And I love the "slow" sign!)

I look forward to the next installment!

YTSL said...

Hi Alejna --

Oh yay and thank you, a comment -- and a positive one to boot! :)

And I'm glad to learn that at least one person looks forward to the next installment -- and hope that you liked my earlier Kadoorie Farm photo-essay too. :)