Explore the terrain of, arguably, the most important battle of the Defense of Hong Kong in WWII. Starting from the Wong Nai Chung Reservoir and ending on Stanley Gap Road, the Wong Nai Chung Gap Trail offers hikers and history buffs a thrilling insight into Hong Kong’s wartime landscape. The strategic importance of the Wong Nai Chung Gap transformed the now serene hill into a bitter battlefield. Remnants of the Commonwealth effort to defend Wong Nai Chung Gap are scattered throughout the trail. Explore the ruins of bunkers, pillboxes, and anti-aircraft batteries.
Getting there: Take the number 5 minibus to Wong Nai Chung Reservoir. Alternatively, take the number 41A or 63 bus from North Point, the number 6 bus from Central Exchange Square Bus Terminus, or the number 76 bus from Causeway Bay Pennington Street to Wong Nai Chung Gap Road. From there, take a 10 minute walk towards Parkview, on Tai Tam Reservoir Road. Wong Nai Chung Reservoir is just opposite Parkview’s entrance.
Duration: 3 hours
Getting home: When you reach Stanley Gap Road, take the 6A, 6, or 260 to get to Admiralty, Central, or Wanchai. Alternatively, cross the road to take the 6A, 6, 260, or 73 to go to Stanley.