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The Hong Kong Trail, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

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The Stroll: This vertiginous 60-minute loop around the summit of 1,811-foot Victoria Peak delivers a bird’s-eye view of one of Asia’s most striking skylines. You’ll see architectural masterpieces by the likes of I. M. Pei, Norman Foster, and César Pelli, lapped by a teal-hued harbor. After a steep ascent via a legendary funicular tram (first opened in 1888), walkers venture through pine and bamboo groves to discover a city vista full of colonial and modern gems.

When to Go: The mildest, driest months are mid-September to late February; visit during the Mid-Autumn Festival (late September/early October), when street vendors sell tasty moon cakes on almost every corner and the river fills with floating paper lanterns.

Donna Heiderstadt

World's Most Scenic Walks

The Hong Kong Trail, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

The Stroll: This vertiginous 60-minute loop around the summit of 1,811-foot Victoria Peak delivers a bird’s-eye view of one of Asia’s most striking skylines. You’ll see architectural masterpieces by the likes of I. M. Pei, Norman Foster, and César Pelli, lapped by a teal-hued harbor. After a steep ascent via a legendary funicular tram (first opened in 1888), walkers venture through pine and bamboo groves to discover a city vista full of colonial and modern gems.

When to Go: The mildest, driest months are mid-September to late February; visit during the Mid-Autumn Festival (late September/early October), when street vendors sell tasty moon cakes on almost every corner and the river fills with floating paper lanterns.

Donna Heiderstadt

Bob Krist/Corbis

World's Most Scenic Walks

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