Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark

 

Geopark Hotels

 

There are two geopark hotels in Hong Kong: Nina Hotel Island South and Nina Hotel Kowloon East. As official partners of Hong Kong Geopark, they are committed to supporting the UNESCO Global Geoparks movement by promoting the conservation of nature and cultural heritage, science transfer, and service excellence. Capacity-building programs and field studies are arranged on a regular basis for all geopark hotel staff to ensure they are competent to furnish pertinent and up-to-date information to visitors at all times.

 

Nina Hotel Island South
Nina Hotel Island South

Digital Kiosk at Front Desk

Nina Hotel Island South
Nina Hotel Island South

Geopark TV channel and guestroom decoration

Nina Hotel Island South
Nina Hotel Island South

Geopark information kiosk at the lobby

 

Nina Hotel Kowloon East
Nina Hotel Kowloon East

Fossil displays welcome the arrival of guests

Nina Hotel Kowloon East
Nina Hotel Kowloon East

Trilobite fossil inside a guestroom

Nina Hotel Kowloon East
Nina Hotel Kowloon East

Fine dining in a stone café

 

Characteristic Specialties

 

There are not many people who can resist the temptation of food. A crossover between delicious food and unique geological elements of the Geopark enables the understanding and enjoyment of the Geopark from a completely new angle! The “Geolicious menu” available at the two geopark hotels contains a series of specially designed dishes – each containing a unique scenery or element of the Hong Kong Geopark. Let the “Geolicious menu”* satisfy both your eyes and your taste buds!

 

The Classic Rock Cascade
The Classic Rock Cascade

Italian Copper Ham with Potato Salad & Crispy Onion

Bluff Head displays the oldest outcrop in Hong Kong. The inter-layered red and white rock strata was formed about four hundred million years ago.

Geo Trio
Geo Trio

Charcoal Grilled U.S. Short Rib with Egg-plant Gratin

The Ninepin Group consists of the South, the North and the East Ninepin Islands. Huge hexagonal rock columns are widely distributed on the islands.

The Chocodeck
The Chocodeck

Chocolate Mousse Mille Feuille

Tung Ping Chau is made up entirely of layered sedimentary rocks, wand contains the youngest rock outcrop of Hong Kong which is about 55 million years old.

 

Duck’s Eye over the Water
Duck’s Eye over the Water

Crispy Prawn Wrapped with Kataifi & Fresh Mango Sake Kasu

The well-known Duck’s eye is a typical sea arch, formed by long-term coastal erosion.

Placoderm the Crispee
Placoderm the Crispee

Vanilla Ice Cream with Crispy Chocolate

Placoderm is an extinct fish. Its head to thorax were covered by armoured plates.

Choco Rocks
Choco Rocks

Special Cocktail

Extended exposure to sun and rain led to cracking on the surface of the boulders on Sharp Island.

 

*The “Geolicious menu” is subject to revisions from time to time, please contact the hotels for the latest menu.

 

 

 

 

 

Local Products & Food

 

Local products are available in many local communities in the Hong Kong Geopark, in the form of farm products, snacks and traditional cuisine. These local products help enrich visitors’ experience and promote the sustainable development of the local economy. One example is the traditional Hakka cuisine available in Kat O, which typifies the characteristics of the local food culture. The farmer’s market which is held from 10:30am to 15:30pm on the first Sunday of each month at Lai Chi Wo is the best way of getting local products and specialties there.

 

Turmeric
Turmeric

The turmeric locally grown at Lai Chi Wo has offers many health benefits. It can also be made into a natural mosquito repellent.

Lai Chi Wo

YFlowers popsicles
Flowers popsicles

Popsicles made of all natural materials including fresh flowers are a great way to cool off the summer heat.

Lai Chi Wo

Organic Rice
Organic Rice

The major crop in the heyday of the Hakka communities, is now being produced again locally in the rehabilitated farm fields.

Lai Chi Wo

 

 

Sea Salt
Sea Salt

Produced by the traditional method where seawater is drained into the salt pans, where they will evaporate and crystallise into salt.

Yim Tin Tsai, Sai Kung

Hakka Dumplings
Hakka Dumplings

Made with plants that are Chinese medicinal herbs Paederia foetida and Artemisia argyi, this traditional Hakka snack is considered to bring health benefits.

Lai Chi Wo, Kat O, Yim Tin Tsai

Red Bean Pudding
Red Bean Pudding

Made with sticky rice flour, brown sugar and red beans, the red bean pudding is a deliciously sweet and chewy treat.

Lai Chi Wo, Kat O

 

 

 

Local Cafes & Restaurants

 

LNEC - Deaf Cafteria
LNEC - Deaf Cafeteria
(Tsiu Hang)

Cafeteria

Tel: 2791 0834

Yik Man Restaurant
Yik Man Restaurant
(Kat O)

Hakka dishes and squid balls

Tel: 2679 9337

 

 

 

 

Leave No Trace. Take Your Litter Home. Enjoy Your Geopark Journey.

 

 

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Last Review Date : 1 July 2021