Mount Parker
柏架山
Mount Parker from Kowloon
Mount Parker from Kowloon in July 2008
Highest point
Elevation532 m (1,745 ft)
Hong Kong Principal Datum Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates22°15′55.7″N 114°13′8.9″E / 22.265472°N 114.219139°E / 22.265472; 114.219139Coordinates: 22°15′55.7″N 114°13′8.9″E / 22.265472°N 114.219139°E / 22.265472; 114.219139
Naming
Native name柏架山 (Chinese)
Geography
Mount Parker is located in Hong Kong
Mount Parker
Mount Parker
Location of Mount Parker in Hong Kong
Location Hong Kong
Mount Parker
Chinese柏架山

Mount Parker is the second-highest peak (532 metres (1,745 ft)) on Hong Kong Island, after Victoria Peak (552 m (1,811 ft)).[1] It is the 40th highest peak of the territory of Hong Kong.

Name

It is named after Admiral of the Fleet Sir William Parker, 1st Baronet, of Shenstone.[2]

Environment

Ecology

A rare native tree, the Hong Kong camellia (Camellia hongkongensis), can be found growing on Mount Parker,[3] while another species, Crapnell's camellia (Camellia crapnelliana), was first discovered on the peak.

Road Restrictions

Much of the mountain is in a protected country park area. The roads that go up this mountain are access-restricted. Motorcycles, cars, bicycles, electric scooters without a special permit are not allowed on these roads, and the people who are caught may incur a penalty.

Gallery


References

  1. ^ "Lazy Hikes: Mount Parker Road to Tai Tam Road". South China Morning Post. 2012-09-27. Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  2. ^ "香港地方 | 地方 | 地方名稱(三)英官員命名地方". www.hk-place.com. Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  3. ^ "Tai Tam (Quarry Bay Ext.)". www.afcd.gov.hk. Retrieved 2019-09-07.

See also