Thousand Columns Coastline

Hexagonal Volcanic Rock at Fa Shan, Sai Kung
Hexagonal Volcanic Rock at Fa Shan (Photo by Paul Chen)

The most spectacular rock wonder in Hong Kong can be seen on the east side of Fa Shan in southeast Sai Kung. Thousands of hexagonal rock columns are spread along the shore, demonstrating to us the formation of volcanic extrusive rocks 140 million years ago (Cretaceous).

To get a perfect view of these rare natural prodigies, follow Maclehose Trail Stage 1 to East Dam of High Island Reservoir. Climb up along the little trail of Fa Shan and reach its east cliff to admire the nature’s exquisite works.