Some people associate Hong Kong as the metropolitan, business district of South East Asia. Whilst that is completely true, there’s another side to the city which strays far from the bustling skyscrapers and office blocks we all know. Hiking is one of the best things to do here, whether you’re an outdoor junkie for lengthy trails or simply dipping your toes in with short and sweet routes. What’s more, the diversity of city and countryside lends the opportunity for views unlike anywhere else in the world. Cha Siu Papers Times’ contributor Get High HK rounds up five hikes with spectacular views to embark on.
Kowloon Peak | Image courtesy of Get High HK
Kowloon Peak is a must-do for thrill seekers and Instagrammers alike. At approximately 1,975 ft., the highest peak on Kowloon is a challenging climb regardless of which route you take. However, to make it worth the time and effort, there’s no better spot than Suicide Cliff to get that perfect shot with the entire city as your backdrop. Start your hike in the afternoon to catch the sunset at Suicide Cliff. While this involves a short hike back down in the dark, the stunning view makes it totally worth it.
How to get there: Get off at Choi Hung MTR Exit C1 and catch the 11 or 1A green minibus from the minibus stops right outside. Make sure to tell the bus driver that you want to go to Fei Ngo Shan.