Hong Kong Global Geopark

Top choice in Sai Kung Peninsula

Part of the Unesco Geopark network, this spectacular geopark consists of two regions of formations: volcanic rock from 140 million years ago that often appears as stacks of visually stunning hexagonal columns; and sedimentary rock from 400 million years ago comprising uniquely shaped sandstone and siltstone. The best way to experience all or part of the eight site groups dispersed over 50 sq km is by joining a guided tour. Contact the Volcano Discovery Centre. Sea Kayak Hong Kong runs kayaking tours of the Geopark.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Sai Kung Peninsula attractions

1. High Island Reservoir East Dam

0.13 MILES

Handsome architecture, the South China Sea, and 140-million-year-old volcanic rocks make this one of Hong Kong's most breathtaking places. High Island…

2. Astropark

2.54 MILES

Belonging to the Space Museum, this small park with stargazing facilities (telescopes, star trackers, benches) is located within Chong Hing Water Sports…

3. Sheung Yiu Folk Museum

3.96 MILES

The museum is part of a restored Hakka village typical of those found here in the 19th century. The village was founded about 150 years ago by the Wong…

4. Yim Tin Tsai Island

4.93 MILES

The charming 0.24 sq km 'Catholic' island of Yim Tin Tsai (literally, 'Little Salt Field') is named for the island's salt-panning history. Having laid…

5. Sai Kung Waterfront Park

6.49 MILES

Green patches along the (quieter) northeastern end of the waterfront of Sai Kung town is where people like to bring their dogs for walks. You'll see…

6. Sai Kung Town


Sai Kung Town is a wonderful base for exploring the rugged and massive countryside that defines the Sai Kung Peninsula. This eclectic waterfront town has…

7. Volcano Discovery Centre

6.53 MILES

The Volcano Discovery Centre, adjacent to Sai Kung Bus Terminus, advises on the best ways to explore Hong Kong Global Geopark and has a small exhibition…

8. Tin Hau & Kwan Tai Temples


The lavishly restored Tin Hau Temple and Kwan Tai Temple in Sai Kung Town appear as a single structure with a shared courtyard and separate entrances and…