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Discover Hong Kong
Evan
2020-07-08
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Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark

These hexagonal rock columns are located in Hong Kong’s East and Northeast New Territories. They are formed by violent volcanic eruptions 140 million years ago which showcases Hong Kong’s timeless and eerily beautiful landforms.

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[1] East Dam of High Island Reservoir
Access: Public bus and trek from The MacLehose Trail Stage 1 or take a taxi in Sai Kung

The High Island Geo-trailat the East Dam of the High Island Reservoir is an appealing route, offering beautiful vistas of the reservoir and the surrounding verdant hills, as well as magnificent hexagonal volcanic rock columns.
■ Attractions: Volcano Discover Centre at Sai Kung Town; High Island Reservoir Monument; Starting Point; Hexagonal Rock Columns; Interpretative Panel; Dolosse Wall; Sea Stack; Sea Cave & Boardwalk; Long Ke Wan; Rocks Cliff Wall etc…
■ Next to it is the hidden paradise: Long Ke Wan, a white sand beach for leisure and camp.

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[2] Kat O and Ap Chau
[2] Kat O and Ap Chau Access: MTR University Station Exit B, walk or take a taxi to Ma Liu Shui Ferry Pier and board a ferry. (Private boat trip can be arranged upon request)

Explore and appreciate a diverse range of striking wave erosion landforms at close range, such as a sea cliff, wave-cut platform, wave-cut notch, sea arch and sea stack, plus the famous ‘Duck’s Eye’.
■ Ap Chau (or Robinson Island), the smallest inhabited island in Hong Kong, lies between the island of Kat O and Sha Tau Kok. Crops out rocks very rare "Reddish Breccia" in Hong Kong.
■ Kat O: The 800m long Kat O Nature Trail highlights mainly the history of a fishing village, as well as its culture and natural landscapes.

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[3] Tung Ping Chau
Access: MTR University Station Exit B, walk or take a taxi to Ma Liu Shui Ferry Pier and board a ferry. (Private boat trip can be arranged upon request)

The easternmost island of Hong Kong is formed entirely of sedimentary rocks with a variety of marine abrasion landforms along its coast. The shores of this level island are decorated with colourful laminations of top rock shale and many other natural wonders.
■ Easy trail with average hiking time of about 3 hours (approx. 5km distance)
■ Starting Point at Tung Ping Chau Public Pier →
A Ma Wan → Kang Lau Shek & rock pools → Lung Lok Shui → Cham Keng Chau → Ending Point at Tai Tong Village

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[4] Lai Chi Wo
Access: MTR University Station Exit B, walk or take a taxi to Ma Liu Shui Ferry Pier and board a ferry. (Private boat trip can be arranged upon request)

A cultural and ecological gem located in northeast New Territories of Hong Kong, a well-preserved Hakka walled village with over 300 years of history.
■ Attractions: Hakka Walled Village; Lai Chi Wo Nature Trail; Lai Chi Wo Geoheritage Centre
■ Trekking Trail: from Bride's Pool or Wu Kau Tang to Lai Chi Wo (Mountain View along the trail) OR from Fanling MTR Station take a mini bus to Luk Keng, hike via Fung Hang, Nanchung to Lai Chi Wo. (Coastline overlooking Shenzhen along the trail)