Lost but Found: Origin of Fragrant Harbour
When you think of Hong Kong, what comes to mind? There is so much more to Hong Kong than meets the eye. One of the most fascinating and lesser-known aspects of the city is its name, which translates to "Fragrant Habour."
There are many legends surrounding the origin of this name, but one of the most intriguing involves a stream with water that was said to be fragrant. Although the truth of this tale is up for debate, the stream still exists today in an old village in Pok Fu Lam, which just happens to be home to many "Hong Kong firsts",including the first public reservoir, the first Chinese bible, the first university, the first horse racing, the first twig bauhinia found, as well as the first dairy farm.
This charming village is a treasure trove of history and culture, and it's not to be missed. With the painstaking effort of the villagers, it’s now under the watch list of the World Monument Fund. That's where the heritage walk comes in. This special tour takes you on a journey through the old village, highlighting the rich history of Hong Kong Island that has almost been forgotten. The tour starts at the famous Peak, a must-see for any visitor to Hong Kong, but instead of braving the crowds at the Peak Tower, we'll take a detour to a hidden gem: the Lugard Road, where you'll be treated to one of the most scenic promenades in the world. This stunning walkway, built over a century ago, offers breathtaking views and is home to an incredible array of flora and historic monuments.
And no trip to Hong Kong is complete without a ride on the famous Peak Tram. We therefore taking guests there with this must-do.
Of course, safety is our top priority, and in the event of unstable weather, we may have to make some slight changes to the route.
Duration: Around 4 hours with light refreshments
Level of difficulty*:
*Please refer to the level of difficulty in Clause 6 of Terms and Conditions