Hong Kong, one of China’s 2 Special Administrative Regions, is a nation located on the South coast of China and separated by the Pearl River Delta. Reputed for its fine blend of heritage and culture with urban development, Hong Kong has several intriguing aspects such as its commercial areas, historical and cultural attractions, and its colourful lifestyle.
Conserving Unique Landscapes and Landforms Hong Kong Global Geopark of China
An educational park that offers an amazing opportunity to witness the unique landscapes and landforms of the region is the Hong Kong Global Geopark of China. Serving as a protector of the wondrous landforms and landscapes created due to the movements of the earth, this geopark is any geology lover’s dream come true, but the experience offered by this park is so unique that even if you are not a rock-lover, you are bound to have a good time!
Covering an area of over 50km2 across the Eastern and North-eastern sections of Hong Kong’s New Territories, the Hong Kong Global Geopark of China was inaugurated in November 2009. This geopark offers you the opportunity to marvel at the timeless beauty of some of the most stunning and awe-inspiring geological formations which were naturally created.
The park comprises of eight distinctive Geo-Areas, each marvellous in its own significant way. The High Island is a Geo-Area with amazing vertical and neatly arranged polygonal volcanic rock formations, while the Ung Kong Group contains amazing volcanic rock formations with beautiful cliffs and arches formed due to the impact of coastal winds. Sharp Island is known for its igneous rocks such as rhyolite, quartz monzonite and volcanic breccias, and the Ninepin Island is famous for landscapes and rock formations such as Jacob’s Ladder Cave and the Hexagon Rock Columns. Double Haven; known for its rocky landscape with rich ecological resources, and the Coasts of the Tolo Chanel are famous for their geological faults and folds. Port Island has magnificent red sedimentary rock formations, and finally Tung Ping Chau is popular for its unique “layer cake” rock formations. Thus, for a firsthand look at some of the most magnificent landforms in the world, visit the Hong Kong Global Geopark of China.
One of the most iconic hotels in Hong Kong is The Peninsula Hong Kong, a 5 Star luxury hotel in Kowloon Hong Kong. Accommodate yourself in one of the elegant rooms or plush suites of this hotel, while being pampered by luxury facilities such as a host of exquisite restaurants, The Peninsula Spa offers fitness and wellness services, and a spree of business services. The hotel is also located in close proximity to several transport terminals and exciting attractions, making it a tranquil as well as convenient Hong Kong hotel.