What you do imagine when you think of Hong Kong? It is probably the towering buildings with their shiny glass facades reflecting the sky and the other skyscrapers around it. It is probably the graffiti-filled walls and the green parks that dot the city. It is probably the gleaming roads and street food stalls and markets. But Hong Kong has so much more to offer than that. A whopping 40 percent of the region is actually protected nature reserves and country parks, offering breathtaking natural landscapes away from the bustle of the city. Here’s a look at some of beauty of Hong Kong’s great outdoors. ALSO READ: VJ Bani’s Hong Kong Adventure Will Make You Want to Explore the Pearl of the Orient Also Read - TikTok to Stop App Operations, Exit Market in Hong Kong After China's National Security Law

Plover Cove Country Park in northeast Hong Kong, spread across more than 11,000 acres

Plover Cove Country Park(Credit-Romain Jacquet Lagreze)

Credit-Romain Jacquet Lagreze

Tai O, home of the Tanka fishing community who build their homes on stilts on Lantau island

Tai O (Credit -Jessica Li)

Credit -Jessica Li

Twilight at Tai Mo Shan, the highest peak of Hong Kong and coastal Southern China at 957 meters above sea level

Tai Mo Shan Twilight (Credit-Elvis Mo)

Credit-Elvis Mo

Enjoying the view from atop Tai Mo Shan

Tai Mo Shan (Credit - Jessica Li)

Credit – Jessica Li

Catching a glimpse of the sun just above the horizon, blanketed by clouds, at Sunset point

Sunset Peak 3 (Credit - Will Cho)

Credit – Will Cho

Sunset peak, where the clouds play with the silverglass and sunlight to create a magical landscape

Sunset Peak 2 (Credit - Will Cho)

Credit – Will Cho

Staring up at the Milky Way on a clear night at the top of Sunset peak

Credit - Will Cho

Credit – Will Cho

The view of South China’s mountains from Tai Mo Chan

Credit- Chris CC

Credit- Chris CC

Shui Hau Village, from where you can walk to the mudflats of the bay during low tide

N_A (Chris DSC_0039) _Shui Hau Village

Credit- Chris CC

The incredible natural scenery at Shing Mun Reservoir

Credit- Romain Jacquet Lagreze

Credit- Romain Jacquet Lagreze

These photos show off a side to Hong Kong that many of you may not be aware of. With a number of nature trails and diverse landscapes, there is so much more to do in Hong Kong beyond the city. The hiking trails take you over towering peaks and Hong Kong’s beautiful Pacific coastline. So the next time you head to Hong Kong, take the road less travelled and head to the hiking and cycling trails just a few hours away from the main city. Also Read - Facebook, Google, Twitter Halt Hong Kong's Requests For User Data in Protest Against Security Law

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