What's that structure on the peak of Po Toi island?

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    What's that structure on the peak of Po Toi island?

    Just curious, anyone know what's the structure on the peak of Po Toi island?

    See the [ame=http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=hong+kong&sll =37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=34.313287,58.447266&ie=UTF8&hq=&hne ar=Hong+Kong&ll=22.172403,114.267415&spn=0.004898, 0.007135&t=h&z=17]white square box[/ame] in the center of the picture. It can actually be seen from afar and may not be white in color.


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    Looks right to me - Trig Point 217 on this map: http://www.geodetic.gov.hk/smo/gsi/d...tion/minor.pdf


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    That website normally gives suggestions on how to reach the various beacons and markers but for this particular one says nothing :-(

    Anyone know if there is a way/path to reach it safely ?


    HC


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    You can just walk up the hillside. Why wouldn't it be safe?


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    I saw no trails marked on the various maps and last time we were in PoToi, I didnt notice any ribbons going off in that direction so I thought I'd be safe and ask.

    We normally hike with 3 kids; its best to ask what the trail is like before embarking on unmarked journeys :-)

    If you've been up there, I'd appreciate any reviews of the path conditions. We've done the 2 circles on PoToi already and it would be nice to visit the trig point for something different.

    If you've been anywhere outside of the marked paths (the 2 circle walks) feel free to share those as well. We can go off and do some exploration on our next trip.

    HC


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    It's like moorland up there, low scrub.

    The square thing isn't a trig point afaik, it's a big blank signboard for purposes unknown, I guess related to shipping or air traffic control.


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    Cool, thanks.