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Address: Country side at Sai Kung and North East part of New Territories, Hong Kong, China (Formerly Sai Kung Volcanic Rock Region)
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Phone Number: 852-31050767
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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High Island Reservoir is one of Hong Kong's most popular geological sites...

High Island Reservoir is one of Hong Kong's most popular geological sites with the wonderful volcanic rock, which composes of giant polygonal joint columns. Amongst these the Hexagonal Volcanic Rock Columns are most typical Geo Wonders and rarely found in the world.

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Many attractions. Very nice way to spend a day

My GF and I visited there on Sunday and found it difficult to find some information prior to going. We went to the East Dam section. Some useful things I learned. -There are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joe D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My GF and I visited there on Sunday and found it difficult to find some information prior to going. We went to the East Dam section. Some useful things I learned. -There are many parts of the Geopark and all cannot be seen in a day. -You cannot drive past Sai Kung Park's visitor Center. -Your options to get to... More 

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1 Thank Joe D
Hong Kong, China
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135 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are two places on earth that you can view wonderful hexagonal rock columns. Hexagonal columns found on HK Geopark are tall and big. While those in the Giant's Causeway are relatively short, you can walk and sit on them, feel and touch them at ease. In my view, both are wonderful places. For those who have seen the unique... More 

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1 Thank Thomas L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We took the MTR to Choi Hun and then a bus to Sai kung and a taxi onwards. We got dropped off and then walked to the High island reservoir and across the dam end. Here there are amazing geological formations of hexagonal rock columns - a little like the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. Take water for this trek... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We took the boat trip from the volcanic discovery centre. Booked online, everything very professionally handled and yes most of the people on our trip were local or Chinese speaking. We felt quite special having most of the attention from the two English speaking guides. The boat trip is lovely, much more scenic than I had imagined and we were... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

My family and I spent a great 4 hours in the Hong Kong Global Geopark - 1 hour inside the Hong Kong Global Geopark Volcano Discovery Centre followed by 3 hours on a double deck boat touring the Sai Kung volcanic islands (Sai Kung Volcanic Rock Region Sea Tour). Getting There: Take MTR to Diamond Hill Station, exit the station... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

It is a scenic route to appreciate the beauty of nature. We started from Pak Lap Wan, visited the Mok Min Cave and walked up and down to see the hexagonal rock columns along the way heading to the East Dam of the High Island Reservoir. The route itself is not very difficult and it took us around five hours... More 

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1 Thank Yvonne Y
Hong Kong SAR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

The Hong Kong Geopark covers mainly two regions: northeastern part of the New Territories and east Sai Kung area. It will take at least two days to visit all the locations. We visited the High Island Geo-Area in Sai Kung which should be the most spectacular among all the sites. We joined the guided tour provided by the Sai Kung... More 

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4 Thank Patrick T
Bandung, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Not a tourist attraction mainstream in Hong Kong, because usually people go to Hong Kong for shopping or pleasure seeing amusement parks like Disneyland or Ocean Park and tried various means of transportation that is unique as an example is the tram to victoria peak or cable car to the Ngong Ping. See volcanic rock formations in Hong Kong may... More 

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2 Thank 123hazet
Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

HK Geopark is a place worth to visit. I would recommend to go there in the morning as taxi is the only transportation. It would be easy to get back to town by taxi when there still visitors coming in. Otherwise, prepare to walk back to the public transportation station which is 10km away. Anyway, the road is very easy... More 

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

After reading the previous reviews we decided to do the 3 hour boat trip from the Volcanic Discovery Centre at Sai Kung costing HK$270 each – they only take cash. Take the MTR to Diamond Hill, then bus which terminates right next to the centre. Our tour guides – Frankie and Cindy were absolutely excellent. So much knowledge, and very... More 

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