Ma Shi Chau: an Introduction to the Hong Kong Geopark Ma Shi Chau is one of the best, most easily accessed places to visit for an introduction to the Hong Kong Geopark, and an overview of the geology of the…
Visit Sai Wan on a hot sunny Sunday, and it can seem like the type of tropical “paradise” that many seek, yet few find. In this bay on the eastern Sai Kung Peninsula, tens of people unwind on beaches and…
There may have been some surprised people reading National Geographic’s list of “20 Dream Trails” – chosen by “outdoor luminaries”. Not because nine of the trails are in the US, certainly not for Everest Base Camp Trek or a circuit…
Head into the hills from near Tai Po Market, taking a narrow road from the fringe of the industrial estate, and it’s almost as if you’re leaving 21st century Hong Kong behind. The road climbs through woodland, curls to the…
Hexagonally jointed tuff is the key formation in the Hong Kong Global Geopark, which comprises eight areas in eastern Hong Kong.
At Ping Shan, there's a cluster of venerable buildings including two of the grandest ancestral halls and the only ancient pagoda in Hong Kong.
Deep Bay in northwest Hong Kong is a wetland of international importance, a magnet for migratory waterbirds.
Nam Sang Wai is part of the Deep Bay wetland.
Sam A Tsuen can be reached by an easy and very pleasant hike.
At Mai Po Marshes Nature Reserve you can enjoy impressive wildlife spectacles.
The Hong Kong Global Geopark comprises eight sites in eastern HK.
The beautiful Sai Kung Peninsula (西貢半島) is larger than Hong Kong Island.
The hilly Clear Water Bay Peninsula lies between Kowloon and Sai Kung.
Hong Kong Wetland Park is a curious place – with little wetland, excess dryland and an outsize visitor centre with exhibition areas like scifi scenes. I headed to the Hong Kong Wetland Park a few days ago – in 2008,…
The Tai Po Kau (大埔滘) Nature Reserve is a splendid example of reforestation.
The northeast New Territories encompasses some of Hong Kong's wildest landscapes.
Hoi Ha Wan (海下灣) is one of Hong Kong's best places for hard corals.
An excellent hike from Sai Kung passes the abandoned village of Mau Ping.
A walk over Smuggler's Ridge passes Shing Mun Redoubt - one of Hong Kong's main Second World War relics.
Views from Buffalo Hill recall parts of the Scottish Highlands.
A narrow road leads up the Kowloon Hills, passing close by Kowloon Peak.
Sha Lo Tung is a wonderfully tranquil, beautiful place.
Tai Fu Tai Mansion (大夫第) was probably built in around 1870.
Hong Kong's highest mountain, Tai Mo Shan, dominates the central New Territories.
Tai Long Wan, on the east coast of the Sai Kung Peninsula, has white sand beaches flanked by rugged headlands.