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Natural wonders

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 13 November, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 13 November, 2008, 12:00am

Hong Kong is a unique city. It is an international financial centre, but it boasts beautiful scenery comparable to any natural wonders of the world.

This small, vibrant city is made more attractive by its mountains, islands, valleys and coastal features.

The Association for Geoconservation, Hong Kong (AGHK) hopes to encourage locals to discover the spectacular landscapes in the territory.

Organised by AGHK, 'Voting for the 8 Geo Wonders of Hong Kong' aims to raise public awareness of the importance of environmental protection.

'We hope to help Hongkongers appreciate the natural beauty of our geology, and to remind them to cherish our landscapes and rocks,' said AGHK member Karman Sun Ka-man.

Alan Chan Lun, also from AGHK, encouraged people to visit the 'geo wonders' and find out more about them.

He urged visitors to respect the environment as some of the landscapes in Hong Kong had been damaged by tourists and hikers. 'Some visitors don't respect eco-tourism rules. They take away rocks they like,' he said.

The public can cast their vote at www.hkrocks.net. There are 20 sites, including the hexagonal rock columns in Po Pin Chau and on Ninepins, the sedimentary rocks on Peng Chau and the sea cave in Wang Chau Kok Arch.

Of the 20 sites, people can select their favourite eight. The locations that receive the highest number of votes will be named the 'Eight Geo Wonders of Hong Kong'.

The voting deadline is tomorrow. The results will be announced on December 7.

For more information, visit www.hkrocks.net

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