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Hong Kong Country Parks

Hong Kong Country Parks




Hong Kong is regarded as one of the world's great cities, out of the total 1,092 km of land, about three-quarters is countryside. Scenically, Hong Kong has a great deal to offer - a landscape rising from sandy beaches and rocky foreshores to heights of almost 1,000 metres, woodlands and mountain ranges covered by open grassland and a variety of scenic vistas rarely, if ever, matched in so small a territorial unit. Most of the Hong Kong's parks have over 1,000 species of plants.

To conserve and, where appropriate, open up the countryside for the greater enjoyment of the population, the Country Parks Ordinance was enacted in 1976 to provide a legal framework for the designation, development and management of Country Parks and Special Areas. It provides for the establishment of a Country and Marine Parks Board to advise the Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation who, as Country and Marine Parks Authority, is responsible for all matters on Country Parks and Special Areas. Country Parks are designated for the purposes of nature conservation, countryside recreation and outdoor education. Special Areas are created mainly for the purpose of nature conservation.

The country parks and special areas cover a total area of 415.82 km˛. The country parks comprise scenic hills, woodlands, reservoirs and coastline in all parts of Hong Kong. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) manages the parks and is responsible for tree planting, litter collection, fire fighting, development control and provision of recreation and education facilities. The country parks are very popular with all sectors of the community and spending a day in a country park is accepted by many as one of the best recreational choices in town. About 12 million visitors were recorded in 2004 and most visitors engaged in leisure walking, fitness exercises, hiking, barbecuing, family picnics and camping.

List of Country Parks & Special Areas in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Island:

  • Aberdeen Country Park
  • Lung Fu Shan Country Park
  • Pok Fu Lam Country Park
  • Shek O Country Park
  • Tai Tam Country Park
  • Tai Tam Country Park (Quarry Bay extension)


  • Kam Shan Country Park

New Territories:

  • Clear Water Bay Country Park
  • Hong Kong Wetland Park
  • Kiu Tsui Country Park
  • Lam Tsuen Country Park
  • Lion Rock Country Park
  • Ma On Shan Country Park
  • Pat Sin Leng Country Park
  • Plover Cove Country Park
  • Plover Cove (Extension) Country Park
  • Sai Kung East Country Park
  • Sai Kung West Country Park
  • Sai Kung West (Extension) Country Park
  • Shing Mun Country Park
  • Tai Lam Country Park
  • Tai Mo Shan Country Park
  • Tai Po Kau Special Area

Lantau Island:

  • Lantau North Country Park
  • Lantau South Country Park

Posted on 3 OCt 2007

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