Hong Kong Geopark is made up of eight Geo-Areas distributed across the Sai Kung Volcanic Rock Region and Northeast New Territories Sedimentary Rock Region

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Geo History of Hong Kong

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Hong Kong,situated in the most southern part of China, is also place of  Pearl River estuary in the souteastern, neighbouring to South China Sea in the south and  in north to Mount Nanling. The local topography is hillious and there are coastal plains all around.

Hong Kong’s landforms are a myriad. The sinuous,wide  coastline is well known  natural gallery, with features of spectacular landscapes and rock formations shaped by weathering and sea waves.In this place anyone can find sea cliffs shaped by the occean wave, sea caves, sea geos, arches, blowholes and notches. Alongside with them are alluvial plains,beaches and mudflats which are still here  because of thousands over thousands of years of  proper sedimentation.A variety of weathering characteristics are visible in inland areas. Terrains coming up with features of chemical,physical or biological weathering effects are highly prominent across escarpments and ravines.

Timeline of Hong Kong’s geological changes:

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Geo Areas

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Geoparks are rare natural valley with extra ordinary natural significance and covering huge landscapes,.They help us in education,conservation and stable development.

Geoparks can help conserving the widely unique landforms here at Hong Kong, by saving the environment which is basically serving as the habitat of different types of regular and unique creatures.. Therefore the geopark was established to promote  rock conservation and landform for the sake of the world.

Geoparks meeting required conditions are approved as global and national.In 2012, China had a total of 183 national geoparks of which 29 listed as global.They have 29 out of 100 on their country alone. We have faith in  Hong Kong Global Geopark  helping  us in realization for nature conservation both locally and on global scale and serving as an action point  for future activities by the  interested parties and the government.

As part of China,this geopark, will keep going  in displaying  its  conservation of nature’s gifts to the world which people of Hong Kong are truly proud of. The modern day image of Hong Kong don’t need to be a metropolis with big buildings all around but can also be a  green spot of global nature awareness movement.

National Geoparks of China

 

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China the worldwide leader in geoparks have been highly developing at a fast pace .At present they have 241 countrywide geoparks.The construction were started from 2001 and ran in seven batches.For becoming a National Geopark of China, a set of rules has to be complied along with a list of regulations and other miscellaneous requirements.Candidate geoparks are assessed precisely by professionals from the government. Successful candidates wins the designation of National Geoparks.

 

International Geoparks of China

Zhangjiajie Sandstone Peak
Forest Geopark
Yuntaishan Geopark
Mount Lushan Geopark Danxiashan Geopark
Stone Forest Geopark  Huangshan Geopark
Songshan Geopark Wudalianchi Geopark
Yandangshan Geopark
(Zhejiang)
Taining Geopark
(Fujian)
Xingwen Geopark Hexigten Geopark
Wangwushan-Daimeishan Geopark Mount Taishan Geopark
Fangshan Geopark Leiqiong Geopark
Funiushan Geopark Jingpohu Geopark
Zigong Geopark Longhushan Geopark
Alxa Geopark Qinling Geopark
Ningde Geopark Leye-Fengshan Geopark
Sanqingshan Global Geopark Tianzhushan Geopark
Sennongjia Geopark Hong Kong Global Geopark
Yanqing Geopark

Introduction

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Hong Kong’s modern city landscape isn’t just made of buildings,among it has its own natural greenland.About 40 percent of the total land area are designated as  green preservation spots.Along with serving as a natural habitat for its own wonderful wildlife, this unique countryside is also the home of the world famous geological attractions and rock formations . These sites are in close range to the city,its easier for  visitors to reach them for a educational and  enjoying outdoor experience.

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Hong Kong geopark was listed as a National Geopark in 2009 .In 2011  it was accepted as one of the members of  Global Geoparks Network and later became known as ‘Hong Kong Global geopark of China’.