Dan, who loves urban exploration and photography, explores an abandoned huge mine cave. Although the mine tunnel in the cave is closed, the entrance lobby is still kept intact and has 4 entrances. The mine is in disrepair for a long time, with many deadly traps inside, such as a 10-metre-high ventilation shaft, pools, bats, etc. There have been accidents in the past while explorating the mine.
There is a dark cave on the right side of the large mine. It is advisable to bring a headlight or flashlight into the cave. Be careful about your head bumping into the roof of the cave. It takes about 1 minute to pass through cave. On exiting the cave, the breathtaking scenery awaits.
It was once the site of the largest mine in Hong Kong, mainly for extracting lead, zinc, pyrite and other minerals. The mine started in the early 19th century and entered its heyday in the 1930s. During the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, they took over the mines for lead to make weapons. During World War II, the mine was severely damaged, and the production was greatly reduced. Later, due to the drop in lead prices, it eventually ceased operation in the early 1960s.
The mine is now abandoned, with 5 to 6 ruins. The largest, with 4 openings, has tunnels extending in all directions; some mines have become bat habitats and were listed as sites of special scientific value in 1994. The authorities also closed the mine to prohibit visitors from entry.
This article aims at the introduction of the story and history behind the abandoned places, and urban exploration is based on the principle of “not revealing the location” and “keeping everything intact”.