High West Viewing Point
Sunrise and Sunset
Towering at an elevation of 494 metres as the fourth tallest mountain on Hong Kong Island, High West divides the prosperous Central and Western District from the tranquil Southern District. Its summit, which can be reached by climbing a long flight of 600 steps, offers unobstructed views of the West Lamma Channel stretching to the horizon. It also looks out on Lamma Island on the south and as far as the Lema Islands outside the territory. As dusk approaches, the sun dips gently among the hills of Lantau Island, giving off a beautiful red sunset over the sky and the sea. As you are busy taking photos of the scene in front of you, Victoria Harbour is also bathed in the glow of the setting sun, with skyscrapers on the waterfront sparkling before being lit at night. Since there is no lighting along the mountain trail, do not forget to carry a torch or a headlamp if your hike ends after dusk.