Devil's Peak Battery - Ruin of a Fortress

In the Second World War, defense installations, such as redoubts and batteries, were built on the peaks to protect Hong Kong from possible threats.
However, these installations had not played its main function and Hong Kong was surrendered in the end.

Nowadays, some of these military remains are restored and transformed into a historic trail.
While strolling along the historic trail, visitors can appreciate these historical remains, and realized the history and the change of Hong Kong.

Located on the Devil's Peak in Lei Yue Mun, this battery is one of them.
This battery is called "Devil's Peak Battery".
It was already abandoned for a long time.
However, the remains of redoubts and batteries are still visible on the peak.

On the peak, visitors can also enjoy the spectacular views of the harbour.
It is well worth your time if you are exploring the history of Hong Kong.

By the way, Devil's Peak is also named "Pau Tai Shan".
"Pau Tai" literally means "battery".
However, the history of the name "Devil's Peak" can be dated back to the Qing Dynasty.
At that period, as this peak was once occupied by pirates, so local residents named this peak as "Devil's Peak".

To get there, you can take the MTR to the Yau Tong MTR Station and leave at Exit A1.
Then, take the escalator to cross the Lei Yue Mun Plaza and then to the Lei Yue Mun Estate.

Afterwards, follow the signposts and walk to the direction of the Tseung Kwan O Chinese Permanent Cemetery.

On the way to the Chinese Permanent Cemetery, you will see Wilson Trail Section 3.

Turn into Wilson Trail Section 3 and walk along Wilson Trail Section 3 to Devil's Peak Battery.
The walks take about 20 minutes.

Location: Devil's Peak Battery
Address: Devil's Peak, Lei Yue Mun, Kowloon



Credit: Cafeew Wong @ Hong Kong Footprint (HongKongFootprint.com)

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