While out hiking in the Big Lychee, I've also come across a number of geologically interesting areas that lie outside of the Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark. Among the more well known of these are Po Toi (with such as its "Turtle Rock" and "Buddha's Palm Cliff") and Chi Ma Wan's "Rock Wonder".
In addition, there was the rocky area that three friends and I passed through while going down Tai Mo Shan to Lead Mine Pass and then to Tai Po (after having gone up Hong Kong's highest mountain from Route Twisk) one afternoon. If it were in a more accessible locale, this visually attractive space surely would attract more visitors. As it was, however, we had the place to ourselves pretty much the whole time we were there -- which, of course, made our being there feel all the more special and wonderful! :)
The easiest route up (and down) Tai Mo Shan is via
the paved road that connects to Route Twisk
This other route down (or up) Tai Mo Shan also isn't all that
difficult; it's just that there are miles to go before you
get to the nearest bus or minibus stop, forget MTR station!
It feels more like a real hike when the trail's not paved
and the terrain becomes more rugged :)
The kind of scenic view I enjoy gazing out at
while out hiking in the Big Lychee :)
Upon passing through this archway, you'll find
yourself in Lead Mine Pass
Whichever route one takes out of there, it involves traipsing
for a few more kilometers, so I wasn't surprised to see my
pedometer register 25,565 steps at the end of this long hiking day ;b