Hong Kong Geopark

 

Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark

 

Hong Kong’s modern cityscape belies its wealth of natural green resources. This verdant countryside is home to world-class rock formations and other interesting geological features.

Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark located in the northeast part of Hong Kong, extending from the northeast New Territories to the Sai Kung area, is managed under the holistic concept of protection, education and sustainable development, with the support of local communities and other stakeholders. Most of the geosites are in close proximity to the city, so visitors can reach them easily.

UNESCO Global Geoparks use their geological heritage, in connection with other natural and cultural heritage, to enhance awareness and understanding of key issues facing society, such as resource sustainability, climate change and natural disasters. Also, by raising awareness of the area’s geological heritage, UNESCO Global Geoparks give local people a sense of pride in their region and strengthen their identification with the area. The creation of innovative local enterprises and new jobs stimulates geotourism and generates new revenue, while the geological resources are protected. At present, there are 147 UNESCO Global Geoparks in 41 countries.

 


  Discover the Best of Hong Kong Geopark


{ Half-Day Tour }


Magnificent Geological Landscape Tour

High Island

East Dam of High Island Reservoir

Geological & Cultural Tour

Sharp Island and Kau Sai Village

Sharp Island and Kau Sai Village

{ One-Day Tour }


Rural Historical and Cultural Tour

Kat O Tin Hau Godness

Ap Chau and Kat O

Ecological and Cultural Tour

Lai Chi Wo

Lai Chi Wo

  Features Video

This video will show you some of the major attractions of HONG KONG UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK.

 

 

 

 

 

  Geopark Tourist Information Centres

 

Volcano Discover Centre

Volcano Discovery Centre

The Volcano Discovery Centre is an important education and visitor information centre of Hong Kong Geopark. The exhibits provide information about volcanoes and Hong Kong Geopark geotour routes. Free guided tours and guided geotours of various themes are conducted regularly for visitors.

 

  Sai Kung Waterfront Park
(next to Sai Kung Bus Terminus)

  9:00am to 5:00pm (Closed on the first and second days of Chinese New Year)

  (+852) 2394 1538

  website

Volcano Discover Centre

 

Hong Kong Geopark Visitor Centre

Hong Kong Geopark Visitor Centre

With the support by the LIONS Nature Education Foundation, the Hong Kong Geopark Visitor Centre introduces the geological history of both Hong Kong and the attractions of geopark. Interactive elements are used to present the geological and scientific knowledge in an easy-to-understand way, with special designs to cater for the needs of both children and adults.

 

  Lions Nature Education Centre
(Pak Kong, Sai Kung)

  9:30am to 4:30pm (Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays) and the first two days of the Chinese New Year)

  (+852) 2792 2234

  website

Hong Kong Geopark Visitor Centre

 

Kat O Story Room

Kat O Story Room

The centre is established with the full support from local and overseas Kat O islanders. Their contributions were coupled with a generous donation by Fung Ying Seen Koon and sponsorship from the Orient and Southeast Asian Lions Forum, which made the project possible. Situated in the Tin Hau Temple, the oldest building on the island, the Kat O Story Room covers the heritage, history, stories and customs of Kat O.

 

  143 Kat O Main Street.
(next to Tin Hau Temple)

  10:00am to 3:30pm (Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays) and the first two days of the Chinese New Year)

  website

Kat O Story Room

 

Kau Sai Village Story Room

Kau Sai Village Story Room

The Kau Sai Village Story Room was established with the cooperation of the Kau Sai villagers and the support of The 55th Orient & Southeast Asian Lions (OSEAL) Forum. The Story Room, which was converted from the Kau Sai Village Office, displays mainly Kau Sai Village fishing and cultural relics, and Hakka herb specimens. The exhibits provide visitors with information about the history and culture of Kau Sai Village and the importance of nature conservation.

 

  No. 6A Kau Sai Village.
 

  10:00am to 4:00pm Every Sunday and Public Holidays (Closed on weekdays (except public holidays) and the first three days of the Chinese New Year and 16 February to 8 March 2020)

  website

Kau Sai Village Story Room

 

AP Chau Story Room

Ap Chau Story Room

With the great support of The 55th Orient & Southeast Asian Lions (OSEAL) Forum and Lions Nature Eduation Foundation, the Ap Chau Story Room was setup to illustrate Tanka culture and heritage, and then human habitation and the traditional way of life on Ap Chau. Local people act as local guide and tell about their stories of the past.

 

  No.73 Ap Chau Village.
 

  10:00am to 4:00pm Every Sunday and Public Holidays (Closed on weekdays (except public holidays) and the first three days of the Chinese New Year)

  website

Ap Chau Story Room

 

Lai Chi Wo Geoheritage Centre

Lai Chi Wo Geoheritage Centre

The Geoheritage Centre in Lai Chi Wo in North New Territories is set up by non-governmental organisations in collaboration with local villagers and government support. This centre aims to introduce the geological resources in Hong Kong to visitors and also raise the public awareness of geoconservation through the beautiful scenery, geological features and old fishing village in the region.

 

  No.10 Lai Chi Wo Village.
 

  10:00am to 4:00pm Every Sunday and Public Holidays (Closed on weekdays (except public holidays) and the first three days of the Chinese New Year)

  website

Lai Chi Wo Geoheritage Centre

 

 

 

 

  Location Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Visitor Code

 

  1.    Carefully plan your trip, and do not visit geo-sites alone.
  2.    Don't deviate from the planned route indiscriminately, stand away from cliff, beware of falling rocks and slippery ground.
  3.    Frequently check weather condition at Hong Kong Observatory website, avoid accident from happen in adverse weather.
  4.    Dress proper outdoor clothing and shoes, bring with adequate water and food, rain and sun protective gears.
  5.    Mobile phone network might not able to cover every corner of the geosites. Please inform friends or families about your journey, and use hiker tracking service.
  6.    Do not take away, damage or deface any rock or fossil.
  7.    Please do not stressing or harm wildlife, do not pick or damage plants.
  8.    Keep quiet, don't shout and respect to the custom and religion of local people.
  9.    Take your litter with you, keep our green spcae clean.

 

 


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