The Twins, Hong Kong

The Twins
The Twins.jpg
View from Ma Kong Shan View Compass
Highest point
Elevation 386 m (1,266 ft)
Coordinates 22°13′50.47″N114°12′19.24″E / 22.2306861°N 114.2053444°E / 22.2306861; 114.2053444
The Twins is located in Hong Kong
The Twins
The Twins
Location of The Twins in Hong Kong
Location   Hong Kong

The Twins (Chinese: 孖崗山), also officially known as Ma Kong Shan, are a pair of mountains in southern Hong Kong. They are a popular destination for hikers and fitness enthusiasts as part of the rigorous Violet Hill-The Twins Hike on Hong Kong Island.[1] Hiking up The Twins involves walking up a long steep set of stairs featuring more than 1000 steps straight up.[2][3]

Geography [ edit ]

View of Stanley Peninsula from The Twins

The Twins are two peaks of similar height lined up from north to south. The Southern Twin is the taller mountain at 386 metres in height, while the Northern Twin stands at 363 metres. To the north of the Twins lies another prominent hill called Violet Hill.

Access [ edit ]

The Twins (Ma Kong Shan)

Section 1 of the Wilson Trail runs through the top ridges of The Twins.[1] It is possible to go to the Twins from either Stanley, Tai Tam Reservoirs, or Repulse Bay

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b "Wilson Trail (Wong Nai Chung Reservoir to Stanley Gap Road) | Hong Kong Tourism Board". Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  2. ^ "'The Twins' - Stairway to Heaven, Step to Hell | Hong Kong | Strava". Strava Local. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  3. ^ "The Incline Hong Kong style – the city's best stair climbs". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2019-12-16.

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