On the way to see the gorgeous Yuen Yuen Institute and Western Monastery in Tseun Wan, we made a stop along the way to show our visitors a different side of Hong Kong – wild monkeys. Turns out, there’s quite a few of them living in the Kowloon mountains and their population is expanding fast. Last time I saw monkeys in Hong Kong, I needed to hike for a couple of hours through the Maclehose stage 5 and Maclehose stage 6 hiking trails, but the Hong Kong professor that was driving us decided to make a stop along the way next to a road close to Piper’s Hill, otherwise known as “Monkey Mountain” in the Kam Shan Country Park area. And there they were, easily accessible, completely oblivious to the people around them.

 

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Guess things are always easier in Hong Kong when you’ve got a car. If wild monkeys are your thing, then Hong Kong definitely has something to offer you.



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hey do you know if you can get there via public transport?

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