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“Wong Nai Chung Gap Trail - WWII History Brought to Life”
Review of Walk Hong Kong

Walk Hong Kong
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$130.61*
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Hiking into Rural Hong Kong
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Owner description: Walk Hong Kong has been offering guided walking and hiking tours since 2003. We take you on a hike within Hong Kong's Country Parks - some of Hong Kong's most unpopulated and pristine areas. Or join one of our guided walking tours: Kowloon markets, Hong Kong history, WW2 traces or bird-watching tours. Take advantage of Walk Hong Kong's extensive knowledge and share in our passion for this region. All Walk Hong Kong's outings can be booked as private guided tours as well.
Reviewed April 9, 2014

My guide was Mr. Martin Heyes, and he, as well as the tour, was excellent. For anyone who enjoys history, this is a wonderful walk and Martin was terrific, particularly since he is a former British Army officer and a former Chief Inspector from the Hong Kong Police department. He was able to provide a complete depiction of the events that unfolded between the mostly Canadian defenders as well as what the terrain and city was like over 70 years ago. We met up at Hong Kong’s Post Office where we boarded a bus and traveled up to the mountains. The walk itself requires somebody of at least average fitness, lots of steps, lots of up and down. If you can walk (not ride) an 18 hole golf course on a hot and humid day, then you should be fine. The bunkers, trails, ambush sites, and such are easy to get to, and this was a great walk along the heritage trail. Although we visited these sites we also walked around them with an open mind, asking questions of each other about the tactics that were likely employed that were part of the larger, better documented assault. This led to discovering one or two hidden sites from the Matheson garden near the upper pill box on Jardine's Lookout. Since the defenders were mostly Canadian, check out YouTube and watch "Savage Christmas 1941" for a documentary that discusses the action at this site. It is enlightening. Many of the sites and tunnels can also be found on this website www.gwulo.com. At the conclusion of the walk Martin gave me a little souvenir (a calendar), which was very kind. As you can tell I highly recommend the Wong Nai Chung Gap Trail walk, located at Tai Tam Reservoir Road, Hong Kong, China with Martin Heyes via the Hong Kong Walk tours. Thank you for reading.

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Reviewed March 18, 2014

I went on two different hikes and I had a great time both times. There are a number of different hikes for different abilities and interests. For those who could care less about shopping and would rather go explore nature and go for a hike, this is a great way to be acquainted with what HK has to offer. My guides, Martin and Gabi, are knowledgeable about the locations and the history. French and German tour guides are also available.

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Reviewed March 10, 2014

We were really excited about getting out of the city and into Hong Kong's glorious surrounding countryside and we weren't disappointed. After doing the Dragon's Back walk with Jasmine, we had planned a day's walk with Gabi to Ma on Shan. Unfortunately, on the day the mountain top was shrouded in fog. But Gabi was great - as it was just the two of us, she told us of some other options and we chose to head to the spectacular geopark instead. We had the best day walking over rocky, verdant terrain, with incredible ocean views, tiny villages suddenly appearing out of nowhere, a beautiful temple, lunch on a quiet beach and a great guide in Gabi. Next time you visit Hong Kong, make sure you pack your walking boots!

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

We wanted to get out of the city and explore the area. We could not have picked better than Walk Hong Kong and today's guide Jasmine. Today we did the half day Dragons back walk, an easy walk but enough height gained to provide some spectacular views.
Jasmine was an excellent, knowledgable, friendly guide.
At the end of the walk we stayed on and explored the lovely little village of Shek O on our own. Great day and huge thanks to Jasmine!!!!

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Reviewed February 27, 2014

I went on the Dragon's Back Hike. I didn't know what to expect so I was blown away by what I saw. I had never seen that side of Hong Kong and it was definitely a sight worth seeing. The hike was easy and our guide, Jasmine, led the group well and was knowledgeable about the sites we saw. I would definitely recommend this hike as something to do the next time you visit Hong Kong! :)

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