If you’ve ever tried to imagine what Hong Kong looked like before the glass and concrete jungle, a visit to Hong Kong Global Geopark will give you a pretty good idea. Located in the New Territories, the park encompasses the Sai Kung Volcanic Rock Region and the Northeast New Territories Sedimentary Rock Region.
Within Sai Kung Volcanic Rock Region, visitors can explore volcanic rock formations on High Island, beautiful beaches on Sharp Island and a variety of abrasion rock formations throughout the Ung Kong and Ninepin island groups.
The Northeast New Territories Sedimentary Rock Region is home to the indented shorelines and bays of Double Haven, crescent-shaped Tung Ping Chau (Hong Kong’s easternmost and geologically newest island), the red sandstone formations of Port Island and Bluff Head, and the Tolo Channel, where you’ll find the oldest rock formations in Hong Kong.
The best way to explore the geological attractions of Hong Kong Global Geopark is by taking a boat trip or hiking tour.