Did you know that three-quarters of Hong Kong’s 1,108 square kilometres of land is actually rural? The city may be known to be a concrete jungle full of skyscrapers, but it is also home to expansive stunning green spaces.
With a total of 24 country parks and 22 special areas created for the purpose of nature conservation, there are plenty of outdoor places to explore. Make the most of the summer months and escape the busy city streets with a visit to these country parks and nature reserves, which promise scenic trails, unique species and much more.
1. Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park
Translated as ‘Bay Beneath the Sea’, the Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park is a protected area that contains 60 types of hard coral and 120 species of coral fish.
Located north of the Sai Kung West Country Park, the marine park covers about 260 hectares. As the Park is in a sheltered bay, it boasts pristine water quality, resulting in the area being a hotspot for a great variety of marine organisms, attracting many keen divers and snorkelers.
The 6km walk from Hoi Ha village leading to Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park passes by an old temple and a lime kiln, before the path gives way to stunning views of the glistening water.