Sunset at Hong Kong’s most beautiful peak – Tai Mo Shan (大帽山)


8 long years in Hong Kong and I totally missed it. I never knew the sunset view at Hong Kong’s highest peak was so stunning. It simply took my breath away! All these years, I have completely overlooked it. Not until I saw the beautiful photographs on Aaron’s Facebook. Best of all, the 2nd-tallest coastal peak (at 957m tall, almost double the height of the Victoria Peak) of China is accessible by car. Its peak was just a short 30-minute drive away from Central! For lazy people like, there is no need to hike for hours to reach the top.

I underestimated the cold weather at the peak of Tai Mo Shan. Hiking against the cold strong wind, I was trembling in my shorts and slippers. Normally, I had high tolerance against cold weather but this was too much for me to bear. Even the batteries of my iPhone and drones weaken drastically. My shivering body kept telling me to descend the mountain but the beautiful view kept me going.


There weren’t many hikers, I saw less than 10 people. It was the best time to fly the drones. I had 6 fully-charged drone batteries to last for at least 2 hours. The “strong wind warning” kept flashing on the screen. Mavic Pro was fairly stable and its nimble motors managed to keep it afloat steadily throughout the flight. In the end, it was my iPhone who let me down. Its battery went flat and I lost vision. Thankfully, Mavic Pro’s Return Home feature landed precisely where it took off.


I stayed at the peak for another 15 minutes and watched the sun set. The night view was even more beautiful. With the last light out, the fog set in and the temperature dropped. A pity I wasn’t warmly dressed to last through the night. Time to make my way back to the city. I will be back for more – with better camera gears and most importantly, a hot pot of tea.

4 Responses to Sunset at Hong Kong’s most beautiful peak – Tai Mo Shan (大帽山)

  1. Yap Kesin says:

    The photos are wow!! I’m a Singaporean too! This upcoming late June, I will be going HK with my mum (-: Possible to give me some suggestions on where to go for a short hike?

    • Wahbiang says:

      Hi Yap, it won’t be a short hike but it will be a gentle long long long walk without much steep slopes. I had a great guide who planned our trip. She is excellent in planning our route so we avoid all the unnecessary tougher route. We found her from a travel site listing.

      If you are interested, please contact Ah May at this Wechat ID: xlq1358896268. Have fun and travel safe.

    • Wahbiang says:

      June will be super super hot. Please wear hat to block the sun and don’t bother to carry big water bottle because there are lots of shops along the way. Travel very light and be prepared tons of Chinese tourists because late June is the travel peak season for Chinese summer holidays .

  2. Irmengard Deinlein says:

    stunning views – thank you!

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