Hong Kong Global Geopark of China was ceremonially declared open to the public in November 2009. The park is situated in the Northeast and East New Territories and it covers a vast span of almost 50 square kilometres. The geopark includes the ‘Northeast New Territories Sedimentary Rock Region’ and the ‘Sai Kung Volcanic Rock Region’. These regions come together to form the eight picturesque areas that display the main exotic landforms in the city of Hong Kong. The park was declared a global geopark by UNESCO in September, 2011.
For anyone visiting the city, it is a place to go to gather knowledge as well as enjoy entertainment and be close to nature in its true form. There are many volcanic rock formations and sedimentary rock regions to explore and interesting places to walk about. These settings also provide natural habitats for many species and conserve unique land formations. Designating these kinds of areas is now becoming a global trend and is helping to conserve natural habitats.
For travellers who are only accustomed to the large scale development in the city of Hong Kong, a visit to this scenic area will provide an eye opening experience. Apart from being a metropolis full of towering sky scrapers and advanced technology, it is also a place where nature can be enjoyed and experienced.
For visitors who are staying at a Hong Kong hotel, this region can be easily accessed and offers countless hours of exploration. Those looking for a Hong Kong Island hotel that pampers guests after a long day of business meetings or returning after exploring the region’s natural beauty can stay at Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong. This modern hotel makes a great base from which to go sightseeing and lets one easily access local entertainment and shopping venues.