If you’re meeting up with friends that you never get to see for lunch and have a family dinner in the evening, this is the perfect afternoon hike for you!
This hike takes you up the hill behind the Lei Yue Mun Holiday Village and Heng Fa Chuen, and offers a wide view of the east side of the harbour, the Kai Tak cruise terminal, the Tseung Kwan O district as well as a glimpse of the ocean beyond. It’s relatively short, doable within two hours round trip, depending on how long you stay at the top of course.
The story here is that the holiday village was a barracks for the British army and this gun battery was built in the late 1800’s and is the ‘sister installation’ to the battery on Devil’s peak just across the harbour above Lei Yue Mun (not for holiday makers).
The walk from Shau Kei Wan station isn’t short, so I would recommend taking one of the many buses that stop at the Lei Yue Mun Holiday Village stop. From Hong Kong island, the 85, 8X, or 780 and from Kowloon, the 606 or 106 also stop here.
After you get off, head towards the holiday village. Just before the entrance, you’ll see a sign on your right for the ‘Sai Wan Fort Morning Trail’, head up the steps, and follow the concrete path all the way to the top. You’ll pass some derelict structures and at the top, there’s a scenic spot for you to enjoy the view.
Advice by Sport