Lion Rock Country Park
() (established June 24, 1977) is a country park
, located in the New Territories
, Hong Kong
. It consists of approximately 5.57 km<sup>2</sup> of land, including Lion Rock
and Mong Fu Shek
(Amah Rock) and their surrounding scenic hillsides, of which 3.48 km<sup>2</sup> is forestry plantations.
The dominant topographical feature of the park is the Lion Rock, which from some angles resembles a lion perching on a hill ridge.
Another topographical feature of the park is the Mong Fu Shek (Amah Rock
). The legend is that of a faithful wife who climbed the hills every day, carrying her son, to watch for the return of her husband, not knowing he had been drowned at sea. In reward for her faithfulness she was turned into a rock by the Goddess of the Sea
so that her spirit could unite with that of her husband.Beacon Hill
is another landscape feature of the park. Its Chinese name derives from the warning fire signals which were lit during the Qing Dynasty
on the hill top, which was one of the many "lookouts" guarded by soldiers to alert surrounding areas to danger from pirates or hostile intruders. Today a radar station and a police transmitter occupy the top of the hill.
From the slopes of Golden Hill
and several places along the western ridge at the park, magnificent panoramic views can be enjoyed. From these localities the whole length of Smugglers Ridge
, Tai Mo Shan
(the highest peak in Hong Kong),......