HIKING THROUGH HONG KONG’S HISTORY IN MA ON SHAN




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POSTED BY Ed (13 days ago)
Ma On Shan — “Horse Saddle Mountain” — is named for its sloping, saddle-like dips that give rise to steep peaks. It is not Hong Kong’s highest peak, but it may be the most gratifying to summit. If not for the fantastic views at stake, one might hope for a cloudy day to ease the difficulty of climbing the rocky ridge ahead.

It’s fascinating not only for the natural scenery but for the built heritage, too. The hilly terrain of Ma On Shan Country Park is sprinkled with abandoned mining villages that hint at the region’s industrial past. The mountain’s high-purity iron ore led to more than 100,000 tonnes of annual extraction in the 1950s and 60s. Now that the mines have closed, Ma On Shan is hiker’s domain.

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