Monday, May 5, 2014


Lion Rock, or less formally Lion Rock Hill, is a famous hill in Hong Kong. It is located between Kowloon Tong in Kowloon and Tai Wai in the New Territories, and is 495 metres high. The peak consists of granite covered sparsely by shrubs.
Lion Rock is famous for its shape and is visible from various places in Kowloon; its resemblance to a crouching lion is most striking from the Choi Hung and San Po Kong areas in East Kowloon. 
rock provides a beautiful view of the city and Hong Kong Island in the distance. - in: wikipedia

HK-232001, sent by Angus.
On the back of the card: Among all the mountains of Hong Kong, the profile of Lion Rock (495 m) looks most like an animal. Just like a lion, this massive rock towers regally above the Kowloon Hills. It is clearly visible from many locations across the territory. 
To the people of Hong Kong, the Lion Rock has always been very special, for it seems to offer protection and shelter for those under its feet. Perhaps its because Lion Rock is so close to the city. Its boulder strewn green ravines are popular sites for hiking and family picnics. 

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