Ready to get this impressive picture taken on the Suicide Cliff of Hong Kong? Remember safety first! Located at an altitude of approximately 600 meters, Kowloon Peak is the highest mountain in the Kowloon area.
Spectacular view of the Kowloon Peninsula can be viewed from everywhere on the summit. The South Ridge facing Choi Wan is dangerously steep with slopes and stone walls. At the top of South Ridge there lies the famous “Suicide Cliff” popular for photography and adventure.
How to Get To The Suicide Cliff
A walk uphill along the main traffic road will take you directly to the summit of Kowloon Peak. A more relaxing way to go there is to take taxi at Choi Hung MTR station, travelling along New Clear Water Bay Road and Fei Ngo Shan Road to the peak’s observation deck, which offers a wide-sweeping view of the cityscape.
Get off when you see this observation deck sign, next to this pavillion. The impressive Kowloon Peninsula view with buildings and chains of mountains is already there if you look to the south-west direction from the observatory deck.
There are a couple of ways to reach Suicide Cliff at the South Ridge of Kowloon Peak. The route we recommend here may not be the shortest one, but is a relatively safer one as there are steps all along the way. It is suggested that you go with experienced hikers so that the group of people can take care of each other. Also stock up with water before you go and bring a hiking pole if you got one.
Walk 2km down the traffic road from the observation deck to Pak Fa Lam and you will see a “328” sign at the entrance of a stone stair. (You can go here directly and start walking uphill if you don’t visit the observation deck)
You will see a signal transmission tower and a helicopter landing pad at the peak. Walk across the signal transmission tower and you will see a building. Walk alongside this building and after some trekking on to the mountain the Suicide Cliff will come into view.
By Photographer Alex Ng
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