Checkerboard Hill

Checkerboard Hill, Hong Kong
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View of Checkerboard Hill. The faded checkerboard is visible.
Highest point
Elevation 98 m (322 ft)
Coordinates 22°20′09″N114°11′03″E / 22.3357°N 114.1843°E / 22.3357; 114.1843Coordinates: 22°20′09″N114°11′03″E / 22.3357°N 114.1843°E / 22.3357; 114.1843
Checkerboard Hill, Hong Kong is located in Hong Kong
Checkerboard Hill, Hong Kong
Checkerboard Hill, Hong Kong
Location of Checkerboard Hill in Hong Kong
Location   Hong Kong

Checkerboard Hill (Chinese: 格仔山) is a small hill in the northern part of the Kowloon peninsula in Hong Kong. Standing at 98 metres (322 ft) tall, Checkerboard Hill is located next to Kowloon Tsai Park and is not far from Lion Rock Country Park.

Name [ edit ]

The hill's name date back to the time when airline pilots had to navigate past this hill in order to land on Runway 13 of the now-closed Kai Tak Airport. Pilots would set their onboard navigation systems to fly to this hill, then use visual navigation on their descent to the Runway once they reached this hill.[1]

Today [ edit ]

The hill still remains along with the checkerboard, which has now faded and is overgrown with new trees. The faded checkerboard can still be seen from Kowloon Tsai Park.

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Restore famous 'checkerboard' as a tribute to old Kai Tak airport". South China Morning Post. 2019-04-16. Retrieved 2020-03-30.

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