Devil's Peak Battery - Wilson Trail Section 3 - An Ancient Fortress on the Peak

Strolling along this historic trail, visitors not only can appreciate some of the historical remains in Hong Kong, but also can realize the history and the change of Hong Kong.
During 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.

Located on the Devil's Peak in Lei Yue Mun, there is a battery called "Devil's Peak Battery".
It was already abandoned for a long time but the remains of it are still visible on the peak.

Devil's Peak is also named "Pau Tai Shan".
In Chinese, "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 - Wilson Trail Section 3
Address: Devil's Peak, Lei Yue Mun, Kowloon

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