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Week 50 – Ma Shi Chau

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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.

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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.

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15 responses

  1. I can’t help smile in amusement over the meaning of the island’s name.

    An interesting place to visit in Hong Kong where one usually would think of busy life and highrise buildings.

    December 15, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    • The name is really quite funny! 😀 “Horse Shit” Hahaha

      December 23, 2012 at 4:27 pm

  2. What a peaceful looking place, Cristina….
    It reminds me of the style of country an hours drive south of where I live. It’s called the Central Coast of New South Wales. You could have been there taking your photos..! 😉
    Great images btw… 🙂

    December 16, 2012 at 9:06 am

    • I love Australia! It is an amazing place! For those who love nature, Australia is a must visit destination! 😀 I wish I could visit New South Wales again! I’m waiting for the discounted air flight. 😀

      December 23, 2012 at 4:38 pm

  3. From someone in a currently cold climate, thank you for the beautiful pictures of someplace warm!

    December 16, 2012 at 11:54 am

    • Today the weather is cold. Finally, cold ^0^ I wish I had a cold Christmas 😀

      December 23, 2012 at 4:28 pm

  4. What a fun place It’s not crowded and make us relaxing 🙂

    December 16, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    • It was great to spend time off the city. 😀 I felt recharged after the visit 😀

      December 23, 2012 at 4:33 pm

  5. Looks lovely, you certainly do like to travel 🙂

    December 16, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    • Yes, I really like traveling. Everything is new and everyday is like an adventure! 😀

      December 23, 2012 at 4:28 pm

  6. What a BEAUTIFUL place!!! Did you find any fossils, Cristina?!
    🙂

    December 18, 2012 at 2:16 am

    • I guess I didn’t have luck to find any. I didn’t go deep in the forest. I was scared of mosquitos. 😀

      December 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm

  7. I hope you continue this project or something similar into next year

    December 19, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    • I will keep posting in next year 😀 Thank you for your support and visit! 😀

      December 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm

  8. Beautiful shots! Pleae continue…

    December 31, 2012 at 7:35 am

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