Kam Shan Country Park
Kam Shan Country Park
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KT
USA28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Friends
If you enjoy a nice hike with the option of seeing and possibly getting attacked by a monkey, then this is the place for you. Groups of macaques can be seen in the woods of the trail, though not as heavily concentrated as they are along the entrance of the park.

The macaques' small size is largely underestimated as they are quite aggressive, with mothers particularly protective of their young. Despite temptation to feed the adorable macaques I would definitely recommend obeying the signs and leaving them alone. Put your water bottles and food hidden from plain sight. Avoid making quick lunges and other movements at them, especially with your camera.

As for the hiking trail, it is beautiful once you get away from Tai Po Road. Getting to it can be a bit confusing, so I recommend going past the reservoir and the construction site (as of December 2012) to get there. Great for families and the experienced hiker, the trail is full of hills and lush greenery adorning the path. One can even hear the sound of the macaques playing in the trees, adding to an authentically jungle-like experience.

Situated in North Kowloon, this park is easily accessible by taking the 81 bus from Prince Edward MTR. Though most reviewers advise to take the MTR to Cheung Shai Wan and then the 72 Bus, this takes much longer as the bus may stop to take a break at the Lai Chi Kok MTR.

Extra Tips: I went on a rainy and foggy day which was still pleasant, but I do recommend going on a nice day where you can see the lovely views of the mountains in the distance. There is no food or water available for purchase, so even though you must exercise caution when in front of the macaques it is best to carry some for the long hike.
Written December 20, 2012
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Col20
Greater Sydney, Australia270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
Tourists can catch Bus 81 from near Yau Ma Tei MRT on Nathan Road. Get off at Shek Lei Pui Reservoir Stop, it was $6.80HK on Sunday, less on week days. You will see the monkeys at the bus stop. You can walk down Golden Hill Road (it is on the same side of the road as where you exit the bus, about 20 metres further on from the bus stop). Walk along the reservoir wall, it is picturesque. Or you can cross the main road and walk up Piper's Hill Road, it is quite steep. There is a helipad at the very top and there are some good views back over Kowloon. There are also some trail walks leading off the main road.
Written October 18, 2015
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SmartTravellerHK
HK326 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Family
If you like to see wild monkeys, then this is the place for you. The park is famous for its conservations of macaque monkeys. Believe me, there are tons of monkeys there.

You can take the bus #81 and drop off at KOWLOON RESERVOIR. You can do some hiking. The trail starts right there (actually, it is a part of Macleahose section 6.

Apart from monkeys, this Country Park is also a shelter of squirrels and many bird species. Remember do not hand carry any plastic bags because the monkeys can be very agressive and thinking the plastic bags contain food.
Written January 24, 2013
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Dr RThapa Syangja
Mid-Western Region, Nepal74 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
aka Monkey Hill, those nuisance of monkey(s) will either make your hike nice or will ruin your visit.
Written July 21, 2020
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Jean R
Koungou, Mayotte41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
We had one day transfer in Hong Kong, and, coming from a quite green island, we didn't want to spend the whole day in downtown so we decided to go in that park (very close to the city center) taking a bus, to try to see interesting wildlife, especially monkeys. What we did ! Nice colorful birds, big butterflies, and monkeys everywhere ! There are even and sadly monkeys eating the garbage close to bus stops... if you want to take scenic pictures I recommend, when arriving from the town, to go on the right track, uphill. Lots of locals are hiking there, but that's quite nice. Crossing the road, towards the Kowloon reservoir, you will see monkeys in the trees. Be careful, some of them are a bit aggressive. Unfortunately, very dirty area...
Written December 26, 2016
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wayl
Cagliari, Italy12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Friends
Transportation: MTR Cheung Shai Wan -> Bus N.72 to Shek Lei Pui Reservoir
Bring Water and optionally some food, No fountains or food stores.
Paths: There is two paths, one to each side of the road. One to the river, one to the peak (3 hours).

The Kam Shan Country Park, best known from local people as the Monkey Hill, is a huge park located in the very center of the peninsula. The hiking paths are surrounded by florid wildlife who completely master the sightseeing. Paths are pleasing and enough well signed. They pass through big lakes, rivers, and several picnic and barbecue spots where to relax, cook and eat cosily even if in large groups.

The main attraction of this lands are the monkeys indeed. Some precaution is suggested and well described in signs. Basicly not moving directly toward monkeys, not looking directly their eyes or pointing at them with cameras, which is interpreted as hawkish behaviour. Male monkey can be aggressive, their posture is quite explicative so in case it is often enough to get away from them.

Despite of all “Don’t Feed Them” signals everywhere, they are now used to human feeding, so they are easier to see grouped near to the many picnic/barbecue places. A suggested hiking path for flora and fauna lovers.
Written August 26, 2012
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andreleroychina
Hong Kong, China137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
You can get there by bus 81 from Jordan MTR (west of the station), a lot of monkeys mainly at the start of the hike then nice hikes around two reservoirs
Written April 7, 2013
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artnik
Brooklyn, NY355 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
This was a pretty remarkable experience: you just walk up the road and there are monkeys everywhere. It was a pretty surreal walk up the road, though, and contributed mightily to my experience of Hong Kong as Mad Max-ville. As others have said: don’t feed the monkeys and don’t look them in the eye. When they make that angry face with their teeth bared and that deep growly sound, just keep going. They’re not going to attack you, but it IS un-nerving. Unfortunately, people drive into the park and throw food out the windows of the car, so the monkeys have developed a very Pavlovian response and as soon as they hear a car, they all swarm towards it. Quite the sight. Here are TWO TIPS: 1) the monkeys are out in full force in the late afternoon/dusk, around 5:00-ish, depending on the time of year. 2) the two Monkey Temples are absolutely worth stopping by and visiting. They are really lovely and provide a calm & peaceful break.
Written March 27, 2016
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Jill D
Myrtle Beach, SC873 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
We visited "Monkey Mountain". At first when the cab driver dropped us off we were walking and looking for monkeys in the wrong place and ended up touring two different reservoirs in the park. After several miles of walking e spotted 2 monkeys sitting on the edge of the road. Unfortunately when we approached them they were very aggressive showing us their teeth, arching their backs, and sticking their tails in the air. Needless to say we didn't stick around long and was making our way back to where we started and happened to stumble upon another area which had a monkey statue and long and behold tons of monkeys. These monkeys were not aggressive, in fact, they were almost too comfortable with people. They were running along the ground and swinging and jumping from tree to tree. There were adults and babies. Despite the signs and postings, some of the people were feeding the monkeys. It was pretty incredible to see and have monkeys all around you just walking about and carrying on. Despite the 2 monkeys we initially saw, we did not have any incidents or bad encounters while we were there.
Written March 2, 2016
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Ingo J
140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
I visited Kam Shan Country and after taken the wrong bus from the wrong mtr station I will try to give you a good description.

First, is this attraction worth a half day of from Hong Kong Island or Kowloon?
If you spent some days in this crowdy city, you may need some hours to relax or want to see wild monkeys.. then it is a Yes

If you are just passing by in HK and want only see the city and shopping etc, then you should stay in the city..

But the bus ride is like a Hopp On Hopp Off Bus without a guide and much cheaper (6.5 HK$)

First take the MTR to Yau Ma Tei Station in Koowloon ( you can take the Red Line from HK Island starting from Central Station)
Go south to exit on Nathan Road. On the opposite you' ll find a Mc Donalds and also a nice an unexpensive Sushi Take Away.

For the right bus transfer you need to go up the Nathan Road from the MTR Exit to the right and pass all the Bus Stations and crossing the next side street to see the Bus Stop for the 81 Line. It is a double-deck bus and you entry with your Octopus card.
Try to get a seat in the upper Level for a nice view! But be aware of the start and stops of the bus, the drivers are not very gently with the brakes.
Exit at Shek Lei Pui Reservoir ( you can see the next station at the LCD Screen).

You' ll see already the monkeys at the station. Walking down the road by the public toilet leads you to a public picnic place, and more monkeys.
If you go back over the pedestrian bridge:
Like always go slow, don' t feed the monkeys and don' t look them in the eyes!

They are wild animals, so the best thing is to take a seat next to them, so they realize that you are not an enemy!

Written March 27, 2017
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