Lookout Shelter with man-made cave in the back. | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Lookout Shelter with man-made cave in the back.

Lookout Shelter with man-made cave in the back.

While not completely intact, its four sides of one room and your viewing the side facing the ocean. This side is actually painted like camoflauge and there is a white marking that was made more recently to show the direction of the trails. I believe it used to be two stories but only one has survived. 

The trails to reach it are very bushwacky but its not too difficult. Its best to wear long sleeve unless you don't mind get scratched up. Its a trail that breaks off from the Lung Ha Wan Country Trail at the southern beginning. Its best to go with someone who knows the route depending on how you come back.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Saturday, January 12, 2013


sorry I cropped it so the markings for trail directions is not visible. 

Thanks for the photo. Any idea if it was built by the British or Japanese?

If you have a chance, please could you make a Place to show us where it is? (http://gwulo.com/node/add/place)

Regards, David


I had added a location on the photo when I loaded but maybe its not working. 



I beleive it is the ruins of a British Coastal Artillery Observation Post (Fire Control).


One of two on the Lung Ha Wan peninsular.

I have tried looking for the other one which is near the summit on that trail but without luck.... so far.

Here is the loction of the second one.


Does anyone know if there are photos of these observations posts intact? Im curious if they ranged from 1 to 2 stories. maybe a trip to the library is in order.

Both FOP's at Lung Ha Wan were two storey. I visited the one photographed, with its still visible camouflage paint in 1998, at which stage it was well overgrown. An apparent small Japanese cave behind was T shaped, with two small compartments forming the top of the T. The FOP at Tung Lung Island was three storey, but considering its isolated position, its possible that one level was some sort of accommodation area for the FOP occupants. I haven't found any photographs of the FOP's in original condition.