Devil’s Peak (魔鬼山): Viewing Hong Kong in a Different Light!

Can you see the old Kai Tak airport?

Can you see the old Kai Tak airport?

Hong Kong continues to surprise me with her perfect blend of urban living and natural wonders. Despite being one of the most densely populated cities in the world, Hong Kong is home to many mountains, peaks and hills. One of them is the Devil’s Peak in New Kowloon. During evenings, it is fascinating to stand atop the 222 metres-high Devil’s Peak and witness the sun set in the vivid twilight skies.

From the 222 metres-high Devil’s Peak

From the 222 metres-high Devil’s Peak

Looking towards the harbour, you will see the old Kai Tak airport. Labeled as one of the most dangerous airports in the world, I can only imagine the challenges of landing and takeoff on the narrow runway. Given its excellent vantage point, it is no wonder that Devil’s Peak is a favourite spot for professional photographers looking to capture gorgeous views of Hong Kong.

The Perfect Sunset

The Perfect Sunset

Here is the good news: Devil’s Peak is easily accessible. Start your hike from the Yau Tong MTR station (exit A1) and walk along Lei Yue Mun Road towards the Tseung Kwan O Chinese Permanent Cemetery. An easy hike of 50 minutes will reward you with dramatic views of a lifetime. I will just let my pictures do the talking!

At Night

At Night

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