Nui Po Shan: finding the phallic rock hike in Hong Kong

Last updated on February 17th, 2022 at 04:11 pm

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Nui Po Shan is one of the many hills between Shatin and Sai Kung, however, it stands out as the mountain of the Penis Rock Hong Kong. Known in Chinese as Joeng Jyun Sek, which is a nicer way of saying Penis Rock aka Phallic Rock.

It’s not far from the buffalo hills and an easier hike in terms of the steepness. However, the trail is quite slippery and good hiking shoes are a must. Without further ado, here’s a guide to Nui Po Shan hike:

Nui Po Shan hike summary

rock outcrop on nui po shan hong kong - laugh travel eat

Time taken: 3-4 hours

Difficulty: 3/5, path is easy to follow but overgrown with a particularly steep section

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Pros: interesting rock that’s shaped like a penis, not overly crowded, and easy to get to public transport on both ends

Cons: a little difficult to locate trail start and a long walk, and quite slippery

How to get to Nui Po Shan: trail start

We started from Tai Shui Hang MTR station, taking the exit towards A Kung Kok Road and head straight along the highway until you reach the river. To the left is a small garden – the Ah Kung Kok Street Garden, where there is a smaller bridge. Cross the river there then turn left, and you’ll find a hiking map.

This is the Mui Tsz Lam Road, just follows it to the end. It’s a longish walk on the main road that has a gentle slope up.

At the end, you’ll find another information post with a map. Take the small path with the dark green railing with a sign that points to Mui Tsz Lam Village to the village.

(This is also the starting point for Mau Ping Pak Kong, a much easier trail, as well as Luk Chau Stone Forest, which is exclusively on my Sai Kung Nature guide).

You don’t need to take the side trails, just go into the village and veers to the right once you see the Plum Campground. Look for the wooden house.

trail start wood house mui tsz lam village Nui Po Shan Shatin Hong Kong - laugh travel eat

The trail that goes up officially starts here! To the right of it, more specifically.

Hiking up to the Penis Rock

The trail is very straightforward from this point on, with stone stairs and a small creek. The first part of the trail is shaded, but we can already see the giant rock outcrop even in the village.

Nui Po Au

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This is Nui Po Au

The well-paved trail leads to Nui Po Au, a crossroad where you can also go up to Shek Nga Shan or Fa Sam Hang.

To Go to Nui Po Shan, take the smallest trail that goes up hill to the right.

The ascent becomes steeper as we get to the rock outcrop and eventually got us to the Penis Rock.

The Penis Rock

Penis rock nui po shan hong kong - laugh travel eat

This is a good photo point but is only at the base of the rock outcrop. The hike up is still pretty steep but the view is rewarding.

You can Ma On Shan and the Buffalo Hills from here, with Shatin on the far end.

panorama at the top Nui Po Shan Shatin Hong Kong - laugh travel eat

Continue up and don’t forget to stop at the top for a panoramic view.

Penis Rock to Nui Po Shan Shatin Hong Kong

The trail that points towards Shatin and becomes increasingly vegetated. But it’s still easy to follow the trail especially with the help of ribbons marketing the way.

Nui Po Shan (399m)

The trail actually doesn’t go past the Nui Po Shan peak. If you do want to go, it’s worth having an offline map and tracking your location. From a small junction, go right and you’ll find it. You have to turn back and carry on to get down towards the Three Brothers Rock and Shek Mun.

Nui Po Shan to Three Brothers Rock

Go back to the junction and carry on. It’s still a bit of a hike and do look out for this viewpoint that looks towards Shatin:

shatin view point nui po shan hong kong - laugh travel eat

Follow the ribbons along the path and it’ll lead you to a road by the Shatin Hospital. Be careful of this particularly steep part.

Three Brothers Rock

The Three Brothers Rock is almost at the end of the hike much lower than you’d expect. To get there, you need to take a left junction in the woods.

It’s very vaguely marked by red writings (in Chinese) on a tree. So again, it’s worth having a n offline GPS Map (and I use OSMAnd – it’s free).

There are a few huge boulders along the way but don’t confuse them for the Three Brothers Rock:

Three Brothers Rock Nui Po Shan to Shek Mun Shatin Hong Kong

You can get a pretty good view of the nearby area on top since it’s above the treeline!

Once you’re down, it’s a very short hike to the end of the trail.

It leads to a pedestrian tunnel and bridge that leads to Garden Vista. Just turn away from the housing estates once you’re down and follow the road sign to Shek Mun MTR. There are plenty of restaurants there, too!

Want to find an interesting hike in Hong Kong that's off the beaten path? What about a hike with a phallic shaped rock? Here's how to hike Nui Po Shan in Shatin, Hong Kong: #HongKong #hike

Written by Nam Cheah

Hi, my name is Nam. I am 24 and spent half my life in Hong Kong and the other half in UK. I believe there's endless experience and beauty in the world and this is me chronicling how to experience the best at the best price.


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