Kam Shan Country Park

Kam Shan Country Park
Kowloon

Kam Shan Country Park

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Kam Shan is famous for its macaques. These animals can be found across the park. Smugglers' Pass, also known as Smugglers' Ridge, was a component part of the Gin Drinker's Line. This key military position had a network of trenches and bunkers interconnected by underground tunnels. Some of these facilities, particularly the Smugglers' Ridge Defense Line bunkers built in the mid 1930's, are substantially in tact today. Embracing some 70 years of history, these wartime relics are well worth seeing.
One of the icons of Kam Shan Country Park is a long and narrow stretch of low ridge that extends all the way to Shing Mun Valley. This line of gentle slopes link the small Kam Shan Valley with the larger Shing Mun Valley in the north. To the south of the ridge, eroded badland mark the landscape. In the poor gravelly soil, dwarf pines that manage to take root brave the elements. On the top of the two denuded peaks, your gaze reaches deep into Shing Mun Valley, and the sylvan peaks and hill passes beyond. The large area of wartime ruins in the northern part of the park is major attractions. Most of the military facilities are well preserved. Although overgrown with vines and grass, the blemishes of war can still be seen today.

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