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While Hong Kong holds many treasures, the northeast part of the New Territories can really call itself a hidden gem, given it can only be accessed by sea. The relatively remote islands, rural villages, geological attractions (part of Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark) and unspoilt coastlines are good places to appreciate the natural landscape, ecological habitats and rural lifestyle, which reflect very much the diversity and contrast that Hong Kong offers.
Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark, which makes up most of this region, has the most comprehensive stratigraphy of sedimentary rocks in Hong Kong, ranging from 400-million-year-old Devonian sandstone to a conglomerate of 55-million-year-old tertiary siltstone. The area is also rich in landforms resulting from different erosional processes.
Hong Kong Geopark North East Wonder Geo Tour
Discover the geological and cultural charms of the northeastern New Territories by way of a leisurely scenic boat trip from Sha Tin to Yan Chau Tong Marine Park. Enjoy fascinating shore excursions along Lai Chi Wo Nature Trail and visit a rural Hakka village before returning to Sha Tin.
Board public ferry at Ma Liu Shui Public Pier for a scenic cruise to Lai Chi Wo, visit Hakka village, fengshui woodland, temples and extensive mangrove shore. Tour dismiss at Ma Liu Shui Public Pier.
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