High West

High West
High West 3.jpg
High West from Lung Fu Shan View Compass
Highest point
Elevation 494 m (1,621 ft)

Hong Kong Principal Datum Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates 22°16′20.83″N114°8′10.65″E / 22.2724528°N 114.1362917°E / 22.2724528; 114.1362917Coordinates: 22°16′20.83″N114°8′10.65″E / 22.2724528°N 114.1362917°E / 22.2724528; 114.1362917
Native name 西高山  (Chinese)
High West is located in Hong Kong
High West
High West
Location of High West in  Hong Kong
Location Hong Kong Island

High West (Chinese: 西高山) is a mountain in Hong Kong Island.

High West Summit (Signboard Newly Installed in 2019)

Geography [ edit ]

High West Sunset (Best to go during winter time)

The mountain has a height of 494 m (1,621 ft). It is west of Victoria Peak, north of Pok Fu Lam and south of Lung Fu Shan.[1] Queen Mary Hospital is at its west slope. Harlech, Hatton and Lugard Roads terminate at a junction in the pass on its north slope between it and Victoria Peak. The mountain is located within Pok Fu Lam Country Park.[2] On clear days, Tai Mo Shan to the north, Castle Peak to the north-west, Lantau Peak to the west, Tate's Cairn to the north-east and Lamma Island to the south are visible.

Access [ edit ]

High West Signage (newly installed)

Although not as high as nearby Victoria Peak, High West is worth a visit for the physically-fit because it is a much less-touristed location and offers panoramic views over the western and southern sides of the island, as well as Kowloon and parts of New Territories to the north. East of the summit, a small, but well-paved, trail near the junction of Hatton, Lugard and Harlech Roads leads to the top after about 400-500 steps. West of the summit starting from Lung Fu Shan View Compass, there is a rock climb of about 180 metres that leads to the top for rock-climbing experts. This climb is treacherous and is not safe on windy or wet days.

Gallery [ edit ]

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "西高山 - 綠洲 Oasistrek". Retrieved 2019-10-26.
  2. ^ "Hong Kong Hiking Web". Retrieved 2019-10-26.

External links [ edit ]

Media related to High West at Wikimedia Commons

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