Built on terraces carved out of the side of a mountain like an amphitheater, the graves offer unobstructed views of Sandy Bay. The cemetery is divided into two sections, one above Victoria Road and another below Victoria Road. The section above Victoria Road contains grave sites and a columbarium with over 20,000 niches. The section below Victoria Road only consists of grave sites.
The Pok Fu Lam Road Cemetery is different from other cemeteries in Hong Kong because it incorporates both Christian and traditional Chinese burial practices. Feng shui elements and symbols of Christianity, such as crosses and angels, are visible on the graves. At the top of the cemetery is a fountain with a big crucifix overlooking the graves below as well as the ocean.
Prominent personalities buried at Pok Fu Lam Cemetery include Taiwanese literary scholar Xu Dishan, Chinese revolutionary leader and South China Morning Post publisher Tse Tsan-tai, musician-actor Ho Tai So and some of Hong Kong's most influential families.
How to get there:
The Pok Fu Lam Road Cemetery is accessible from both Pok Fu Lam Road to the east and Victoria Road to the West. The following public transports provide access to the Pok Fu Lam Road Cemetery:
HKCCCU Pok Fu Lam Road Cemetery, Pok Fu Lam Road: 4, 4X, 43X, 46X, 91, 93, 93A, 94, 94X, 970, 970X, 7, 37B, 37X, 40, 40M, 40P, 71, 71P, 90B, 93C, 973, 973P, A10
HKCCCU Pok Fu Lam Road Cemetery, Victoria Road: 47P, 347, 971, A10, M47
Minibuses 10, 10x, 22, 22S, 31, 28, 8 and 11