Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Vengeance of Fu Manchu - Christopher Lee (1967) - Tai Mo Shan Road, Tai Mo Shan

Back to Hong Kong's highest peak for this next post. This time we are on Tai Mo Shan Road - a small service road that creep east up to the peak from Route Twisk. Actually, this road still forms part of the Maclehose Trail but the tail end of Stage 8. It's on the steeper part of the hill as we approach the summit.

We' re here this time because of an obvious landmark in the background of some of the screen caps. It's Kwun Yam Shan that stands at the west end of the Lam Tsuen valley and is notable for its very steep and pointy peak.

You can't see it from here, but on the other side of that pointy hill is the Kadoorie Farm and you can actually reach the top of the hill via a footpath inside the farm. Anyway, although in the film we see Kwun Yam Shan from various angles, this shot looks to have been filmed from a viewing/picnic area not far up the road called the Tai Mo Shan Lookout.

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