Hong Kong – city walking guide: Victoria Peak to Admiralty

Descend from Hong Kong’s highest point into lush greenery, before exploring grand buildings, urban parks … and perhaps even a swish hotel ­or two

Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak was once the home of the city’s colonial ruling classes, and these days its mansions still house Hong Kong’s richest. They chose well: topping out at 552 metres (1,800 ft) above the city, the highest point offers up views of a concrete and glass forest rising out of tropical wilderness. But there’s a better way to get a sense of Hong Kong’s mash-up of natural and manmade – a meander down the mountain.

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