2 Spot some national treasures
Put on your hiking boots and head up Ma On Shan for lovely views of Sai Kung and Shelter Cove. The Azalea flower species Rhododendron hongkongense grows only on Ma On Shan and some nearby sites, blooming from April with colours that range from white to a light red. An annual Azalea Festival has been held since 2006, organised by the Sha Tin District Council, the LCSD and other bodies to promote and celebrate the local flower species. Another local fauna is the Indian muntjac, also known as the Barking Deer. Try to spot this pretty deer species in bushes or tall grass during your hike, but resist the urge to approach—they are timid creatures and have been known to die of fright when captured!