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Sai Kung geopark: hexagonal columns, caves and arches.

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High Island Reservoir East Dam

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This is a daytour showcasing some of the best sights of the Hong Kong Global Geopark of China, including the hexagonal columns, a beautiful beach, sea cave, a sea arch, and more.

From University MTR we take taxi to East Dam of High Island Reservoir, one of the best exposures of the famous hexagonal rock columns, to appreciate the columns and learn about the processes that formed these landscapes. We will also visit a nearby sea cave, now cut off from the sea.

From East Dam we walk to Pak Lap, a secluded village with a beautiful sandy beach. From there it's a short stretch over a rocky trail to reach Mok Min Cave, a sea arch which is accessible at low tide.

Back to Pak Lap, and another half an hour walk further is Sha Kiu. Here we will visit the great Tin Hau temple before sitting down for seafood lunch at a local restaurant (not included).

After lunch a traditional wooden sampan will pick us up for a tour passing by Jin Island, then stopping at Sharp Island (famous for it's rocky tombolo, the pineapple bun rock and great variety of mostly volcanic rocks) and Yim Tin Tsai (historic Hakka village and salt pans) before returning us to Sai Kung.

This tour includes about two hours walking, the first part over a road, the rest is mostly well paved and maintained footpaths. Part is over rocky trails. Total about 7 km walk.

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9:00 take taxi from University MTR to starting point of the tour: East Dam of High Island Reservoir.
Walk along the hexagonal columns, see the sea cave.
Back up the dam, walk half an hour along the road, after that footpaths.
Walk via Pak Lap to Mok Min Cave, a sea arch (can be entered at low tide - unmaintained footpaths; some scrambling down the rocks to get to the entrance).
Back to Pak Lap, on to Sha Kiu. Visit the Tin Hau temple before sitting down for lunch.
About 13:00 lunch.
15:00 pick up by boat: Jin Island (see the sea arch), Sharp Island (tombolo, large variety of rocks).

About 17:00 finish at Sai Kung.

Tour fee includes transport from University MTR to starting point, boat from Sha Kiu to Sai Kung, and professional certified Recommended Geopark Guide (R2G). Excludes lunch in Sha Kiu (about $100-120 per person).

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High Island Reservoir East Dam

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