Tai Mo Shan
Sunrise and Sunset
Towering in the centre of the New Territories at an altitude of 957 metres, Tai Mo Shan is the highest mountain in Hong Kong. Its summit commands the views of the mountain ranges as well as the urban and rural areas in the New Territories, attracting citizens who want to watch the first sunrise every year. Tai Mo Shan presents scenes of varying beauty in all seasons – in spring Prunus campanulata is in full blossom; in autumn and winter golden silvergrass is scattered on the mountain slopes; in summer the setting sun shines down on Pat Heung, painting the distant Lau Fau Shan in gold; in winter the sea, which glints in the sunlight, is breathtakingly beautiful. There are many versions as to how Tai Mo Shan got its name. One of them is related to the heavy mist that shrouds the summit of the mountain in spring; another has to do with the inhabitants of Longchuan County in Guangdong who moved to Tsuen Wan in the 15th century and then to the hillside of Tai Mo Shan, as they called ‘Tai Mo Shan’ as such to commemorate a mountain of the same name in their hometown.
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