Mount Johnston, Hong Kong

Mount Johnston, Hong Kong
Mount Johnston Ap Lei Chau.jpg
View of Mount Johnston
Highest point
Elevation 196 m (643 ft)
Coordinates 22°14′17″N114°09′24″E / 22.2380°N 114.1567°E / 22.2380; 114.1567Coordinates: 22°14′17″N114°09′24″E / 22.2380°N 114.1567°E / 22.2380; 114.1567
Mount Johnston, Hong Kong is located in Hong Kong
Mount Johnston, Hong Kong
Mount Johnston, Hong Kong
Location of Mount Johnston in Hong Kong
Location   Hong Kong

Mount Johnston (Chinese: 玉桂山), also known as Yuk Kwai Shan, is a hill located on the island of Ap Lei Chau in Hong Kong. The hill is 196m in height and is a popular site for hiking.

Summit of Yuk Kwai Shan

History [ edit ]

This hill is named after Alexander Robert Johnston (14 June 1812 – 21 January 1888), a British colonial official who served twice as Acting Administrator of Hong Kong from 1841 to 1842.[1]

Fake Yuk Kwai Shan [ edit ]

A nearby summit lower than Mount Johnston's (i.e. Yuk Kwai Shan) main peak houses leisure facilities by the government and is called Fake Yuk Kwai Shan by the local hiking community.[2]

Hiking [ edit ]

The steep incline of this hill means that parts of trail leading to its summit from the south side require the use of a rope installed on the mountain.

Road access [ edit ]

There is no road access up the hill.

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Push to change station names". The Standard.
  2. ^ "..Venues in the Southern District"(PDF). Hong Kong Government District Councils.
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