2.25 hour (6 km), 3-4 if you want to explore the urban part and museum
Appreciation: 8/10. Some historical urban exploration. Some views. Nice police museum
Cel phone coverage: Everywhere
Water needs: 0.5 liter
Transportation: Wanchai MTR exit A3. Return via any number of buses in Aberdeen. And, actually, via the Wong Chuk Hang MTR station, starting Dec 28th, 2016
Why it's worth it:
|Get out at Exit A3, from Wan Chai MTR station|
Go straight across Johnston Road, onto Toy Street, aka Tai Yuen Street (太原街).
Spend some time exploring the various toy stores, with classic, and modern kid-pleasers.
Once done, keep going on Tai Yuen until you reach Queen's Road
|You will see the old post-office. Take Wan Chai gap road, immediately on the left of the post-office (now is the Environmental Resource Center)|
|Cross Kennedy Road and take the stairs up. A bit of a steeper climb at this point|
|You'll reach Bowen Road Park. Take a little break and admire this quaint little park|
|Then resume your climb toward Wanchai gap, still via Wan Chai Gap Road|
|You'll reach this point, Wan Chai gap proper. With its eponymous park. The Police Museum is on the right. Worth a detour|
|The police museum. It is free. Once you are done visiting, retrace your steps to the park.|
|Then take Aberdeen Reservoir Road|
|About 500m to the upper reservoir, another 150m to the lower reservoir|
Descending towards Aberdeen. Tons of buses to wherever you want to go. And MTR!
But, before you leave, try some local food at one of the Cha Chaan Teng