Standing 957 metres, Tai Mo Shan is Hong Kong's highest peak. Enveloping this massif is 1,440 hectares
of natural territory, designated as the Tai Mo Shan Country Park. Established in 1979, the park borders Tai
Po Kau Nature Reserve in the east and Shing Mun Country Park in the south. To the west is Route Twisk
and Tai Lam Country Park just beyond the highway. To the north is the old valley of Lam Tsuen.
Tai Mo Shan is the coldest place in the territory. During cold spells when temperature drops to near freezing point, many people drive up here to see frost, a rare sight in sub-tropical Hong Kong.