Observation Post at High West
Historical Relics

Trail Summary
Length
2 km
Duration
0.75 hours
Region
Hong Kong Island
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In the late 1930’s, to face the threat posed by the Japanese, the military authorities in Hong Kong were forced to review their defence. Apart from constructing batteries, an observation post at the foot of High West, near one end of Harlech Road, was built. High West, which commands wide views at an elevation of 494 metres, provides unobstructed view to monitor the situation in the war. High West is now bathed in the light of the sunset’s afterglow, instead of being filled with sights of war in the olden days.

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Transportation Information

Take public transport to the Peak and alight at the Peak terminus. Walk along Harlech Road for 45 minutes to the end of Harlech Road. Then walk upstairs to reach "Lung Fu Shan Viewing Point" which used to be the observation post at High West.

The Peak Tram
New World First Bus route - 15 and 15B
Green Minibus route - 1

The transportation information provided in this website is for reference only. Please check the updated transportation information from the websites of Transport Department and relevant transport utilities before setting off.

Hong Kong eTransport web page
https://www.hkemobility.gov.hk/

Route Map

The map below shows the location of the scenic spot.
For details, please refer to the transportation information above and photos captions text below.