[easyazon-image-link asin="1426203977" alt="National Geographic Traveler: Hong Kong, 3rd Edition" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BTDNMrhHL._SL160_.jpg" align="left" width="101" height="160"]If you ever make it to Hong Kong one of the most easiest walks is the walk across the Island from the hustle and bustle of Quarry Bay to the quite resort style lifestyle of Stanley. Hong Kong, although small and highly populated is unique in that the center of the island is mainly uninhabited national park. Join us on a recent walk and enjoy Hong Kong.
Experience our walk with this Animoto slide show I made of our walk. Enjoy!
Being able to walk leisurely and chat with friends is a great way to spend the day. At least once a month we do this particular walk. It takes us from the bustle of Quarry Bay for a gentle climb up Mount Parker with some some great views back to Quarry Bay on the way.
Quarry Bay was settled in Colonial Hong Kong times by Hakka stonemasons. The stonemasons quarried stone from the hillside for building roads, which were then transported by ships. Today Quarry Bay it is a commercial and shopping hub.
Mount Parker and Tai Tam Reservoir
The walk then takes us down to the reservoir for a nice long walk (down hill all the way) to Stanley.
Stanley (Hong Kong)
According to legend a notorious pirate called Cheng Po Tsai lived in Stanley before it was settled. In 1842 the British made Stanley a temporary administration center before moving to the north side of the island (where the central business district still resides today)
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