Scenic Walking Areas in Hong Kong

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Scenic Walking Areas in Hong Kong

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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China
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    The Kwun Tong Promenade is an approximately 1 km long waterfront boardwalk that runs alongside the Kwun Tong Bypass road, facing typhoon shelter, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal. The waterfront is mostly wooden deck and runs in a straight line. There an adjacent row of grass and medium height trees offering a bit of shade. In various areas, there are sculpture and mechanical cranes and waste paper bundles.

    On clear days, visitors are afforded very nice views of the sea and skylines in the distance, the promenade is enjoyable during the day when sky visibility is good but perhaps even better at sunset and after dark when the skylines in the distance can be enjoyed against the changing colours of evening and dark of night.

    Quickest MTR access to the Kwun Tong Promenade is by way of the Ngau Tau Kok Station which is around a 500 metre walk from the promenade.
    Written 22 September 2021
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China
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    The Pok Fu Lam Country Park is situated in the area directly south and west of Victoria Peak. This is a 270-hectare park designated in 1979 that provides hiking trails and outdoors area for residents and tourists to enjoy on Hong Kong Island.

    The most common way to enjoy Pok Fu Lam Country Park is by way of the paved walking trails that wind through the park between the Pok Fu Lam Village and Victoria Peak. They are well maintained and a fairly easy grade of walk up and back down from the Peak. The scenery throughout is lush, green and forested.

    In addition to the hikes within Pok Fu Lam Country Park, you will find a small reservoir which was constructed in 1863, four masonry bridges (1863-1871), the Former Watchman's Cottage (1860-1863) and other structures which are collectively designed as a Declared Monument or historical value in Hong Kong.

    Note: For those who hike from the Peak down through the country park. At the end of the trail, you can take bus transportation back towards MTR stations or Central district, reconnecting you back to the main sightseeing areas of the city.
    Written 16 February 2020
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China
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    There are a few food and drink stands seup at the AIA Vitality Park section of the Central Waterfront Promenade. They are just behind the Observation Wheel. You will also find a handful of tables for visitors to use if you order food and drink here. Presently, mostly just snack style foods avail.

    Milk Top, a Japanese ice-cream and dessert specialist has a place right now. As does Fineprint, an Australian style coffee specialist that has a few other branches around Central and Sheung Wan including this present spot right on the promenade. Other food and drink vendors seem to come and go from the location every couple years or so but these two are here at the moment.
    Written 27 February 2024
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  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cozy place. Hall 1&3 have been closed, halls 2, 4-7 are enough for a family to spend 3-4 hours. Staff here are helpful, during our visit, even we did not join any guided tour, they actively told us some details and background information of the exhibits.
    Written 2 June 2024
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  • Shannon
    Suva, Fiji
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    There's a free observation deck that's mostly empty on the roof. Structure is marvelously designed but most of the outside seems hardly maintained. The brilliantly designed structure is mostly the outer entry/retail area as inside where the ticketing and customs area remains pretty ordinary. Must recommend for architecture enthusiasts.
    Written 11 June 2023
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  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    …it’ll be worth them spending a few minutes from Central or Admiralty to seek out these two stalwarts of the HK banking world: they’ve seen so much across the years, much of which is clear from their markings and scars. Tiny bits of history on the island is sadly all that remains due to the inexorable construction and rejuvenation so it’s nice to see these two original features out in front of one of HK’s most striking buildings.
    Written 1 March 2022
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  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    ...around Cheung Chau’s southern coast is this little cave, which is fun to enter and explore for all ages. Easy to find and not hard to access.
    Written 27 November 2022
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China
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    As its name hints, Seaview Promenade offers the unparalleled view of the sea. It is a pleasant, mostly flat path connecting Repulse Bay and Deep Water Bay, two of the best beaches Hong Kong can offer. The road is surprisingly quiet even in weekends. A perfect option off the beaten path.
    Written 9 October 2022
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China
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    This is the highest elevation point on the north side of Cheung Chau and a place you can reach around 20-25 minutes along the Family Walk (loop trail) around the island. Just follow the signs, the walk is mostly paved until you reach a series of steps. At the pavilion you just over 100 metres elevation and have good views of the sea as well as the village and beach of Cheung Chau to the south.

    From the North Lookout Point you can continue walking down a series of steps where you will find two other covered view points facing east. These are nice if sky conditions are favourable. You can see Lamma Island as well as HK Island in the distance quite well when visibility is good. Otherwise, just continue with the main trail which loops back down reconnecting to the main village to the south from the pavilion at the North Lookout Point.
    Written 21 February 2024
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  • mosto
    Hong Kong, China
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    A cemented path that makes it possible for you to have a beautiful, peaceful and safe walk from Ocean Path to Repulse Bay passing Deep Water Bay. It will take you around an hour or more if you stop for photo taking. It has staircases with railings and offer breathtaking open views of the ocean including a backdrop on Ocean Park and its cable cars. Family friendly.
    Written 1 April 2024
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China
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    Technically the full Po Pin Chau Trail links the south end of the East Dam at High Island Reservoir to Pak Lap Wan Beach before turning north and ending back up at the Sai Kung Man Yi Road in the Sai Kung East Country Park. The full distance is around 4.5 km and takes 2-2.5+ hours making no or only few stops. However, this means 3.5-4 hours for almost everyone as there are so many eye dropping spots, particularly at the front end of the trail where you will enjoy remarkable views of the famous hexagonal volcanic columns, dramatic cliffs and the sea which is littered with small islands and sea caves.

    This is a hidden gem of a trail in Hong Kong, one that is quite isolated hence much lower foot traffic but with views that will leave you with a handful of 'wow' moments along the way. In all honesty, while there is nothing wrong with the backend of the trail, we often go only around half way before turning back and returning to the East Dam where it is so much easier to catch minibus or taxi transportation out of the country park. The front end is where the important trail highlights are to be seen. Further we often substitute the back half of the trail by instead doing the High Island Geo Trail on the north end of the East Dam instead. This is a nifty little trail that is family-friendly, easy to do and with an interesting range of geology and dam structures to see all while remaining close to the transport.

    If you focus on the first half of the trail, you will see (1) the lookout point at the end of the cape where Po Pin Chau was separated and formed into an island. Here you will see the cliffside of Po Pin Chau and take in the massive scale of the hexagonal volcanic columns from the lookout above.

    Hikers then proceed to (2) the Kim Chu Wan pebble beach. You will have seen and passed this rope assisted climb down to the beach just before the final push and ascend up to the Po Pin Chau viewpoint. Here you climb down a fairly rugged ravine to a pebble beach where you can stand up close, next to more of the towering hexagonal columns, not as tall as Po Pin Chau but still very tall. This allows you to see these rare geological formations up close from the ground level.

    Next, continue southwest on the trail to (3) the viewpoints around 500-600 metres away from Po Pin Chau. After clearing another fairly steep hillside, you will find yourself at a series of viewpoints where you can see the column stacks extending into the distance, forming an entire coastline of towering hexagonal volcanic columns which end at Po Pin Chau. This is a remarkable view, particularly on days with good sky conditions, makes you think how big the super volcano that once existed at this location must have been.

    From this point, we usually turn back and return the same direction back to the East Dam. You can do the High Island Geo Trail before or after the Po Pin Trail if you want to see more of the hexagonal columns as well as other interesting geology like an incomplete sea cave, buffer area coffer dam and stacks of giant dolos that form the lower dam.

    Collectively, taking in the first half of the Po Pin Chau and the High Island Geo Trail, you can expect to spend 3-4 hours, seeing some of the very best of the Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark. This is a hike we like to do once or twice each year.
    Written 8 January 2022
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  • Joe
    Budapest, Hungary
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    An old disused cargo dock became one of the most popular abd visited spots in Hong Kong due to its Instagram popularity. The sunsets here are usually magnificent and you can get really close to the water which adds to the beauty.

    It'll be insanely busy here with livestreamers and TikTokers etc but it's big enough to find some quiet areas.

    It's reasonable easy to reach (everywhere in HK is) especially if you use the fantastic bus network. Definitely a cool spot to check out if you get time. Kenedy Town in general is a nice spot
    Written 26 January 2023
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China
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    This is a short hike up to a small peak and viewpoint to the north to Tai O Village. You can start at two different locations, to the west just past the Tai O Inn or to the north past the historic Tin Hau Temple. The hike up is around 15 minutes both ways. Near the top there is a small pavilion, a paved walkway that follows a ridge and a peculiar dolphin monument with a bit of information about the indigenous Chinese White Dolphin.

    In the past, this viewpoint was billed as a place to look for dolphins in the sea but that must have been many years ago as they are very rare, not commonly seen these days. Instead what you will see quite clearly is the Hong Hong Zhuhai Macau Bridge (HZMB) which runs from the airport to the east towards Macau to the west. Have a look, then walk back from the direction you came or continue onward to the end of the trail and enjoy the rest of your time in Tai O.
    Written 13 November 2023
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  • roy v
    Traralgon, Australia
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    While staying in Kowloon we decided to have a look around this area but very little to see at the moment as it all seems to be a construction site and very limited access.
    We did see a couple of arty statues so reckon these must be part of it.
    Nice to be down by the harbour anyhow.
    Written 11 January 2019
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