French missionary Auguste Chapdelaine is tortured to death in Guangxi, in 1856, by order of the local mandarin. Photos: AP; Corbis
Jason Wordie
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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

When Hong Kong hills were alive with ... the solace of hermits

Indigenous Hongkongers and Europeans alike once craved the solitude of remote hillsides in Lantau, Sha Tin and Castle Peak for both religious and personal reasons, writes Jason Wordie

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French missionary Auguste Chapdelaine is tortured to death in Guangxi, in 1856, by order of the local mandarin. Photos: AP; Corbis
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