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Our Connectivity

Come and learn how Hong Kong is inextricably connected to nature – where the vertical meets the verdant to provide one of the most stunning cityscapes in the world, and the countryside is a treasure to be explored and cherished.

Wetland Park

The Hong Kong International Wetland Park is located near the Mai Po Inner Deep Bay Ramsar Site – an internationally protected site for migrating birds. Wetland Park's 60 hectare site and a 10 000 square metre visitor centre makes it the largest of its kind in the world. Its proximity to Tin Shui Wai New Town underscores the proximity of nature to the built environment in Hong Kong, and how both can co-exist in a sustainable manner.

Tai Tam Reservoir

Hong Kong is famous for its iconic sky scrapers, but many visitors are surprised to find scenic country parks and hiking trails just a stone's throw from the city centre. Tai Tam Reservoir on Hong Kong Island offers a peaceful retreat for locals and visitors who enjoy exploring the well-developed network of hiking trails and paths.

Mountain scene

About 70 per cent of Hong Kong's 1 110 square kilometres is open countryside, with about 40 per cent of total land area designated country park. These 'green lungs' are a valuable conservation and recreation asset to Hong Kong, and includes rugged mountain ranges, fung shui woodlands, wetlands, stunning beaches and scenic coastal geology. Hong Kong also boasts a huge diversity of flora and fauna.

gulls

Egrets and black-headed gulls are common in Mai Po Nature Reserve.

butterflies

Butterflies – the common Indian crow (upper two) and the common tiger (lower one) are abundant in rural Hong Kong.

bauhinia flower

The bauhinia flower (bauhinia blakeana), also known as the Hong Kong orchid tree, is widely found in local parks and gardens as well as roadside amenity areas. It is the floral emblem of Hong Kong.

turtle

Sham Wan Beach on Lamma Island is an important breeding ground for endangered green turtles.

frog

Tiny Romer's tree frog may be endemic to Hong Kong and is a protected species.