Victoria Peak to South Side Hike
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This guided walking tour on Hong Kong Island is the start of the 50km Hong Kong hiking trail. Our walk takes in the astounding contrasts of cityscapes and countryside - a scenic and memorable journey of Hong Kong. Starting at Victoria Peak, and making our way to the south side of Hong Kong Island.
We share with you the history of Hong Kong as we walk across the spectacular and vibrant central business district with its soaring towers of glass and steel.
We then board the unique Peak Tram funicular railway and slowly ascend to its summit of 373 metres - time to marvel at this feat of engineering and at the views of Hong Kong city and Victoria Harbour unfolding below. Victoria Harbour is classed as one of the world's best natural harbours, the importance for Hong Kong being it is a natural wind break.
As we walk to the wilder, quieter side of Hong Kong Island we pass beneath Victoria Peak at 552 metres, also known as Tai Ping Shan, a mountain of great peace. We see old banyan trees and admire the distant views to the north, taking in Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories, and as we walk around the peninusula to the south we see Lantau, Lamma and Cheung Chau islands nestled in the South China Sea.
Our shaded walk leads us through Pok Fu Lam Country Park, with its lush emerald green forests and climbing plants, where we pass the first of Hong Kong's reservoirs, completed in 1863. From here we walk down to Pok Fu Lam Road and return to Hong Kong Central by bus, or you can continue your journey and visit the colourful quayside of Aberdeen, where you might like to take a sanpan ride around the harbour.
Departure Location: General Post Office (beside green stamp-vending machines), 2 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong Island
Departure Time: 8:30 am
Walking distance: 7km
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