Why Hong Kong’s spectacular outdoor scenery has taken Instagrammers’ breath away
Popular sites in Hong Kong’s scenic countryside, from Tai Lam Country Park to ‘Thousand-Island Lake’, have risen to social media fameAutumn and winter foliage and breathtaking coastal landscapes in Lai Chi Chong and Tap Mun offer inspiration for nature-loving netizensPaid Post:Hong Kong Tourism BoardMorning Studio editorsPublished: 4:35pm, 10 Feb, 2023Why you can trust SCMP
Many of the spectacular scenic sites in Hong Kong’s unspoiled countryside have become social media sensations in recent years. Netizens have been amazed that a sea-flanked area of islands and rolling hills, covering only about 1,114 sq km, boasts such a diverse range of natural landscapes.
From browsing online photographs, they have learned about the locations offering the best vantage points for great images while hiking along popular trails in country parks, prompting many to visit these locations in person.
Fiery-coloured foliage captivates in Tai Lam Country Park
Vibrantly coloured autumn and winter tree foliage is a phenomenon that many people associate with the woodlands of North America, but Hong Kong’s nature lovers can enjoy the same stunning vistas by easily making their way to Tai Lam Country Park in Western New Territories.