Week 50 – Ma Shi Chau
Last week I went to visit Ma Shi Chau, which is one of the Hong Kong Global Geopark, located nearly 2 hours away from the Central.
Ma Shi Chau is a place where people can find many marine life and plant fossils. Most of the rock in that area were, naturally, formed about 290 to 250 million years ago.
Since many marine life and plant fossils have been found in the area, people infer that Ma Shi Chau should have been located in shallow sea at the interface between land and sea at the time of Permian Period.
Also, you can see there is a tombolo connecting the islands. However, this tombolo is not entirely formed naturally, it says that its formation was built in the 1950s for easy access to the Island.
Access to Ma Shi Chau:
MTR: from Central station to Tai Po Market station (need to change Line, time of travel nearly 1 hour, included transfer time)
At Tai Po Market, takes green bus number 20K to San Mun Chai “三門仔” (which is the final stop, time of travel nearly half an hour)
At San Mun Chai “三門仔” follows the sign to Ma Shi Chau, nearly 30 minutes of walk will get you to Ma Shi Chau Special Area.