Geopark Hong Kong Walking Tour
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A unique natural area with special geological, natural and cultural landscapes
The ever-surprising Hong Kong has a myriad of interesting landforms. The long and sinuous coastline is a natural geological gallery, featuring spectacular landforms and rock formations formed by volcanic activities 140 million years ago and shaped by waves and weathering. The Hong Kong Geopark, opened November 2009, comprises of eight major geological sites and is of International stature.
Our walking tour starts alongside the reservoir, in the Sai Kung East Country Park, and journeys to its easternmost end. From here we view the magnificent hexagonal columnar joints, one of the largest geological formations of this kind in the world. We walk in this area and further around the corner to take in the view of Long Ke. Here we can see how wind and water has crafted unique sea caves along the Sai Kung Peninsula coastline.
Coming back along the reservoir service road we travel by taxi on part of the famous 100km MacLehose hiking trail and into the Sai Kung Country Park. Both sections of the walk afford either turquoise blue reservoir or terrific sea views out to the many surrounding islands. We leave the service road to join a lush green pathway used by villagers many years ago. From above we view the site of a refugee camp for Vietnamese boat people (closed 1998), an island for fishermen's graves, Hong Kong's only public golf courses on Kai Sai Chau and marine fish farms. We end the tour with a visit to the Sheung Yiu Hakka Village Museum, a Hakka settlement.
Departure Point: outside the General Post Office, 2 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong Island
Departure Time: 8:30am
Walking Distance: 4km
- The Sheung Yiu Museum is closed on Tuesdays
- We reccomend you to bring a picnic lunch and water supplies for yourself
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