Location: Po Toi
Duration: 4 hours
November 11, 2018
Sitting south-east of Hong Kong Island, Po Toi Island can be reached via 45mins. ferry ride from Aberdeen pier. We took the counter-clockwise direction of the trail. The first half were man-made concrete tracks running beside the sea shore. After a couple of minutes walking, we follow a path down a flight of stairs to see the 3000 year old rock carvings, then up and back again on the track. The trail took us to Palm Cliff where we found a couple of tents from a night camping on the island. We then continue and arrive at the south part of the island where we were greeted with rocky and beautiful coastline (there’s just so much spot in there for photo opp!) After spending almost 30 mins. in taking pictures 😅, We continued our trail to light house 126, Tortoise rock, Monk Rock and some other rocks 😂. Then, we ascend into what seems like an eternal staircase going to Kwoon Yat Pagoda. Rested there for a couple of minutes and continue our hike. After a few meters of concrete paved path, the rugged path started. First it was just soil/sand trail, and then some made steps and finally just bare rocks. Some portions have chain-link bariers that we used to pull ourselves up.
After almost an hour of following the unlabeled arrow signs, we were back in Po Toi pier in time for seafood lunch. It was packed that day; we have to wait for more than 30mins. before being seated. The meal was (as expected) overpriced🙄 but nonetheless delicious (though I do find the seafood in Cheung Chau Island yummier 😜✌🏻). After our lunch, we left Po Toi Island and took the ferry going to Stanley.
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