The rock formations at the High Island Reservoir is part of the larger Sai Kung Volcanic Rock Region, a Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark. Created by large scale volcanic activity some 16.5 million years ago, the volcanic rocks protrude out of the earth in unique hexagonal columns. These spectacular massive pillars are a great source of information for those interested in geology or even for anyone just interested in seeing something wonderfully rare.
Around the High Island Reservoir, are the most archetypal hexagonal joints of clear pillars, each next to the other, forming a rock pattern along the shore. If you get the change to look down from the East side Dam, you can take in the sight of the buckle like pattern from above. Another interesting place to see, is Po Pin Chau; giant rock stacks, evidence of a bygone hill that was cut by natural forces, tower over you majestically.
After taking in the beauty of the magnificent volcanic formations, do take some time to look around the impressive High Island Reservoir. A man-made marvel, the dams are a great attraction too, attracting many visitors to the area.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.