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Bowen Road - A scenic walking path in the Mid Levels, Hong Kong

Bowen Road - Mid Levels, Hong KongBowen Road is a scenic walking path located in the Mid Levels, right above Central, Wan Chai and Happy Valley in Hong Kong. It extends for over three kilometers (1.8 miles), starting from Magazine Gap Road near the rail of Peak Tram and ending at the junction with Stubbs Road, Tai Hang Road and Wong Nai Chung Gap Road.

The road, named after  the 9th governor of the territory, George Ferguson Bowen, is carved out of a verdant hillside and offers some of Hong Kong's most spectacular cityscapes. Surrounded by greenery, Bowen Road is the perfect escape from the city's hustle and bustle. It is immensely popular among runners, joggers and dog walkers.

Another attraction at Bowen Road is the Lover's Rock or Yan Yuen-Suk, located just off the road. The Lover's Rock is a 9-metre high granite monolith believed to have the power of giving happy marriages for those who worshipped it. The site of the rock also offers an unobstructed view of Victoria Harbour. During the Maiden's Day Festival in mid-August, unmarried women flock to the auspicious rock to worship it in hopes of finding a mate.

Bowen road is equipped with toilets, exercise stations and tai chi parks along with several small religious shrines.

To get there, take bus No. 15 from Central, or from Admiralty (MTR Admiralty, exit C-1), or from Wanchai (Queen's Road East, right outside Wanchai Market) and drop off at the station next to Hong Kong Adventist Hospital, on Stubbs Road (the entrance to Bowen Road is from next to the small roundabout, just a few steps below the stop). A bus leaves approximately once every 10 minutes, from 6am till midnight

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