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Monday, November 22, 2010

Victoria Peak hop; Central to Pok Fu Lam

Duration: About 2 hours of walking.
Difficulty: The second part is a bit steeper but unless you are very out-of-shape, nothing terribly hard.
Appreciation: 8/10 for the view from the Peak.If you have been to the Peak & Central before, meh, maybe 5/10.
Transportation: http://ptes.td.gov.hk
 Why it's worth it:

Pok Fu Lam reservoir.
The buildings of Central.
Views from the Peak.
Start at the IFC mall, on top of the Hong Kong MTR Station.

Start at the IFC mall, under the IFC1 (the shorter) tower. Go through the doors, past the walkway and through the Heng Seng building right in front. Then through the next building which used to be a wet market.
Then it's all escalator for the first portion of the trail.
Soho, keep going up.
At the end of the elevator, head left.

Cross the street, climb up the smaller road on the right.

Climb the stairs on the right. Don't go under the tunnel, to avoid car traffic.

Head right and up. Then keep climbing.
At the red house, turn right.

3rd section of the hike.
Right of the bus stop, past the Peak Lookout Cafe. You'll see the trail sign on your right.

That one...

Lots of buses and minibuses stops.

Take bus 973 to Stanley for dinner on the boardwalk or GMB (Green Minibus) 31 to Admiralty (25 minutes),  GMB 22 or 22s to World Wide House (25 minutes)

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Please, don't litter!

Hiking is about communion with nature. So please pickup after yourself. There's no excuse to leave plastic bags, water bottles or any rubbish on or around the trails; if you managed to bring it, you can manage to bring it back!