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Lion Rock, Hong Kong

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Lion Rock, or less formally Lion Rock Hill, is a mountain in Hong Kong. It is located between Kowloon Tong of Kowloon and Tai Wai of the New Territories, and is 495 metres high. The peak consists of granite covered sparsely by shrubs.
Lion Rock is noted for its shape: its resemblance to a crouching lion is most striking from the Choi Hung and San Po Kong areas in East Kowloon. A trail winds its way up the forested hillside to the top, culminating atop the "lion's head". The trail can be followed across the profile of the lion, eventually linking up with the MacLehose Trail. The rock provides a view of the city and Hong Kong Island in the distance. The entire mountain is located within Lion Rock Country Park in Hung Mui Kuk, Tai Wai and is made passable by vehicles by Lion Rock Tunnel, which connects Kowloon Tong and Tai Wai.
Lion Rock is near another famous rock structure, the Amah Rock. A road in Kowloon City is named Lion Rock Road (獅子石道).
To visit Lion Rock on your holiday in Hong Kong, and find out what else Hong Kong has to offer, use our Hong Kong road trip planner .
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  • This is truly the best view of Hong Kong, absolutely breath-taking and you work hard for it! Steep hike but made easier with the wooden stairs and trees you can use to assist you as you stop for a bre...  more »
  • I arrived on business on Friday and had the Saturday free and wanted to see a different part of Hong Kong. Lions Head is accessible from many different starting points and I chose to start at Lion Roc...  more »
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  • Great view and an excellent Hong Kong hike. The last 500m is the hardest so make sure you leave some water (I did not!)
  • Nice walk. Good view but very few birds.
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