Monday, 19 November 2018

Discover the surprising wild side of Hong Kong

Think Hong Kong and your mind probably zeroes on on high-rise apartments and busy roadways.
It is a little-known fact that three-quarters of Hong Kong's landmass is actually countryside, and a vast network of hiking trails is easily accessible from every corner of the city. 
Behind the bright neon signs, buzz of the city streets and towering skyscrapers, lies a diverse range of natural experiences waiting to be explored, including Plover Cove Country Park (below).

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has teamed up with National Geographic to bring these hidden gems to the forefront as part of the Great Outdoors campaign to encourage visitors to get out of the city to explore.
The campaign features 13 of the city's most stunning landscapes, as picked by National Geographic's photographers and trail experts. Another feature includes a free guidebook, Your Guide to Hiking & Cycling in Hong Kong, with insights from the National Geographic experts.

HKTB Regional Director for Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific, Andrew Clark said Hong Kong has a lot of surprises for visitors. 

"From panoramic city views with verdant mountains; and traditional villages with natural flora and fauna; to beautiful landscapes with stunning seascapes, we want to prove firsthand that there is so much more to Hong Kong than just the metropolis," Clark said.

Your Guide to Hiking & Cycling in Hong Kong can be accessed via www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/plan-your-trip/travel-kit/guides.jsp#outdoors or at any of the HKTB Visitor Centres located around the city.
For more information about Great Outdoors Hong Kong visit
www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/see-do/great-outdoors/index.jsp

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