Once named by TIME Magazine as the best urban hiking trail in Asia, the Dragon’s Back in southeastern Hong Kong is a ridge near the coast that takes the shape of a resting dragon (hence its name). Easily accessible form the city center, it makes a great destination for a quick escape, boasting glittering vistas of the South China Sea that you won’t get anywhere else on the island.
Directions: Take the MTR to Shau Kei Wan Station, Exit A, and walk to Sau Kei Wan Bus Terminal. Ride Bus 9 or the minibus headed to Shek O. Step down at To Tei Wan, Shek O Road.