This being said, I actually enjoyed this hike that took us from the heart of urban Wan Chai up to Wan Chai Gap via the paved but also super steep Wan Chai Gap Road, then eastwards to Wong Nai Chung Gap via more conventional (i.e., generally unpaved) hiking paths.
As a matter of fact, the Wan Chai Gap to Wong Nai Chung Gap section of the Hong Kong Trail is actually one of my favorite easy option hikes in Hong Kong -- and I've been on it at least four times already, though this was the first time that I added the added challenge and kilometers of an ascent up Wan Chai Gap Road to Wan Chai Gap (since I usually get up there much more easily via a scenic bus ride)! ;b
Wan Chai Gap Road may be steep but it's still
pretty popular with people seeking a bit of exercise!
One reason why it's popular is because it quickly gets one from
the urban sprawl below to the much greener area above
If one's so inclined, one can fairly quickly go downhill
On that gray but high visibility day, where one could see
we elected to press ahead to Wong Nai Chung Gap instead!
Also on view along the hike were Wong Chuk Hang,
and Ocean Park -- where I've been to just twice thus far! ;o
The Hong Kong Police College in Wong Chuk Hang
is familiar to many Hong Kong film fans
due to its appearance in movies such as Infernal Affairs
The only non-human animal I saw on this winter hike
was this stray tabby cat!
I know golf has its fans (including my mother) but if I could,
I'd turn this golf course at Deep Water Bay -- and others like it --
into land for affordable housing, and definitely before the country parks!