Mount Butler

Mount Butler, Hong Kong
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Marker on Mount Butler's Summit
Highest point
Elevation 436 m (1,430 ft)
Coordinates 22°16′8.48″N114°12′30.60″E / 22.2690222°N 114.2085000°E / 22.2690222; 114.2085000
Mount Butler, Hong Kong is located in Hong Kong
Mount Butler, Hong Kong
Mount Butler, Hong Kong
Location of Mount Butler in Hong Kong
Location   Hong Kong

Mount Butler (Chinese: 畢拿山) is a 436 m high hill on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong.[1]

A radio station called "Mount Butler H.F. Radio Receiving Station" is situated on Mount Butler. Masts of the stations can be seen from a distance.

Hong Kong Trail Stage 5 passes near the summit of Mount Butler.[2] The best place to start the hike to the summit is from the Parkview Apartment complex. The trail ascends steeply to Jardine's Lookout, continues to climb, then drops down a set of stairs for 10-15 minutes, then ascends steeply alongside a stone quarry. From the summit the view stretches to Lamma Island, Red Hill and Dragon's Back Trail. The descent from the summit is to Upper Tai Tam Reservoir. From here the hiker has several options, including continuing on to Stage 6 of the Hong Kong Trail, hiking or running to either Violet Hill or the Twins, or hiking out to Repulse Bay. The route has frequent maps, one public bathroom and no water stops so carry sufficient liquids with you.

History [ edit ]

Canadians fought against the Japanese invaders on Mount Butler during World War II.[3]

See also [ edit ]

Coordinates: 22°16′N114°12′E / 22.267°N 114.200°E / 22.267; 114.200

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Mount Butler - Hong Kong". Retrieved 2019-10-29.
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  3. ^ Granatstein, J. L. (2011-01-01). Canada's Army: Waging War and Keeping the Peace. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 9781442611788.

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