War Relics Trail (Shing Mun)
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Trail Summary

Length
0.25 km
Duration
0.5 hours
Region
Central New Territories
Overall Difficulty (1-Star Easy)

Length (Rating 1-Star)

Duration (Rating 1-Star)

Gradient (Rating 1-Star)

Surface (Rating 1-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Medium)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 3-Heart)

Many military relics of the Second World War in Hong Kong have survived into the present. The 250-metre war relics trail located on the slope of Smuggler’s Ridge of Shing Mun and Kam Shan Country Parks has a treasure trove of them. Built to defend against attacks from the north, it is an important stronghold of the Gin Drinker’s Line and features a series of defence infrastructure built before the Second World War (from around 1937 to 1938) by the British military authorities, including military marker stones, pillboxes, the defensive headquarters Shing Mun Redoubt, and some of the exits of its interconnecting tunnel system. The tunnels were named after the streets in London, like Oxford Street, Regent Street, and Shaftesbury Avenue.  The redoubt was ambushed by the Japanese army from Needle Hill on 9 December, 1941, and the Gin Drinker’s Line was breached the next day, forcing the garrison to retreat to Hong Kong Island. After capturing the redoubt, the Japanese soldiers carved the name of their group on the wall of Shaftesbury Avenue Tunnel. The relics also show that the ceiling of the observation post is still peppered with bullets, reminiscent of the considerable tension during World War II. Together with the smell of war, it is charged with an atmosphere of brutality and misery of war.


Transportation Information

Start Point
Take the green minibus route no. 82 at Tsuen Wan Shiu Wo Street to Shing Mun Reservoir. Visitors can also take the bus route via the Ho Fung College at Wo Yi Hop Road. Alight at "Ho Fung College" bus stop and walk uphill along Shing Mun Road passing the Pineapple Dam Green Minibus Terminus to the Memorial Arch of MacLehose Trail Section 6.

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) routes - 32, 36, 40X, 46P, 46X, 47X, 48X, 73X, 278X, N36, 40P, 46P, 47A, 234C, 273C, 273P, 278P
Green Minibus routes - 94, 312, 403, 403A, 403X, 94S (94S only runs on Sundays and public holidays)

End Point
Return to the start point. Then walk to Pineapple Dam and take the Green Minibus route no. 82 or continue the walk for 20 minutes to Ho Fung College Bus Stop at Wo Yi Hop Road.

Transportation information is the same as Start Point.

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
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Route Map

The below map showing the route and the scenic spots along the hiking trail.
For details, please refer to the transportation information above and photos captions text below.

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