Natural scenery of Tung Lung Island

Natural scenery of Tung Lung Island

Ferry docked at Nandong Pier in Tunglong Island. Nantang is the old name of Dong Long Island. Due to the characteristics of the local natural sea caves, the villagers in the island refer to Nantang as "Tong Long Island" and later officially renamed "Tung Lung Chau" or "Tung Lung Island."

After getting ashore, visitors may turn left along the road to the Fort .The Fort Battery camps is built in the Qing Dynasty. Turn right and downhill to the stone carving and then to Luk Keng Bay. Although the first section is a flat concrete road, the next section of the trail turns to a larger slope, stone step is also become more in number.From the camp to the peak there should become harder and hikers meet a more rugged till to the launch site. The island about 7 kilometers total for the whole round hiking. It may takes about 3 to 4 hours depends on hikers.

Eagle Rock: We walked along the concrete road to the right, and you can see "Eagle Rock" is not far away. Flying Eagle Stone, also known as "Chicken Stone", is a beehive weathered conglomerate boulder and a solitary hillock. It is quite a imposing scenery  and an ideal training place for rock climbers.

Holiday Store : After the Eagle Rock, Tung Lung Island famous "Holiday" is not far away. Since the Battery Camp was in front of the mini store, it naturally became a replenishment station for the campers. There were also photographs of performers who had been filmed movies in front of the fort, as well as a memorial photo of the famous "I make it".

Buddhist temple lighthouse : Turning left  from Tung Lung Island camping area, there is a trail leading to Fat Tong Mun lighthouse in the cape. This 100-year-old white lighthouse has a small bridge connected to the shore. However, when the waves burst over the bridge, it is quite dangerous. Therefore, the lighthouse should only be visited and observed on the shore.

Qing Dynasty Fort : After returning from the lighthouse to reach the campsite and barbecue area, you can go to the Qing Dynasty Fort Showroom next to it. Because of its historical value and unique landscape, the Fort District is classified as a Special Protection Area. Therefore, in addition to visiting the Fort , Do not forget to overlook the sea caves.There is  a hot spot for rock-climbing and cliff practice often can be seen on the erosion rock from time to time.

Nam Tong Peak : Leaving the fort area, it will begin a period of relatively narrow and rugged slope, slowly extending up to the South Church Peak. There is a "restricted zone" surrounded by barbed wire at the top of the hill. It is a former civil aviation navigation station (also known as a "launch station") which is now abandoned and has some remains of air defense facilities nearby. From the top of the mountain, you can look back to the north and set eyes on the entire Tung Long Island. When the sky is clear, hikers can catch sight of from Fat Tong Mun Strait stretching to the blue ocean of the Pacific sea.

Nam Tong tail : Downhill from the peak of the mountain, hikers can catch a sight of the right Nam Tong tail and Luk Keng Bay. If you are interested, you can go from the a fork on the road to the south end of the trail. Nam Tong tail also has a navigation station, as well as the old searchlights and reconnaissance ruins. In the narrow path leading to the southern end of Nam Tong Peninsula, on one side is the Luk Keng Bay,
On the other side is the chicken Taipa.The greatest view of beautiful blue sky, pleasant scenery is up here.

Tung Lung Stone carving : If you think the road is too far away, you may not have to go south of Nam Tong Tail and walk along the Peak Road to arrive the observation deck. The cascade next to the observation deck is the path leading to the stone carving. Due to the altitude drop of 80 meters above sea level, the steps are quite steeply . Visitors must be careful about the pavement and hold the railing tightly..Although stone carving is in a dangerous place, stone carving can not be missed anyway, given the untold hardships. The vivid dragon carving seems to fly out of rock and let visitors feel spectacular.

Walk back from the stone observation deck, you can see the Nam Tong Pier and here is the end of the Finding Dragon journey.