WW2 Walking Tour

Half day| 5.5km| HKD500 per person, includes transport

World War 2 Walking Tours

Hong Kong Island & Kowloon

Many people in Hong Kong, visitors and residents alike, are surprised to learn that the territory was the scene of a short but very bloody battle at the end of 1941. It often seems that the larger – and more famous – actions such as the attack on Pearl Harbour and the Singapore campaign overshadow the events of December 1941 in Hong Kong.

But the fact remains that the then Colony saw a very hard struggle between the British and their allied defenders, and their Japanese aggressors, of 18 days duration before the British surrender on Christmas Day. There then followed 3 years and 8 months of Japanese occupation before they in turn surrendered.

It also comes as a surprise to some people to learn that many of Hong Kong’s wartime relics and defence works survived the 1941 battle, the subsequent Japanese occupation and post-war reconstruction and development of Hong Kong. These traces can still be seen in many areas of the territory. We have designed a number of walks which cover in detail aspects of this fascinating period of Hong Kong’s history. Please see the detailed descriptions which accompany each of these walks.

Summary

Cost: HKD500 per person, includes transport

Time: Half day

Tour starts: at 9.00am

Tour ends: 13.00 in Central

Meeting point: Outside the General Post Office (beside the green stamp-vending machines), 2 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong Island

Walking distance: 5.5km

Walk grade: moderate

Terrain: please enter information

Facilities: Toilets en rounte

Note: Please note that our tours run on demand. You have to make a booking in order to participate.

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