Drone Video of Hong Kong's High Island Reservoir

Published 11/14/2019 21:11
New drone footage is shining a light on one of Hong Kong's hidden gems. Looking to travel off the beaten path in his hometown, content creator Gorma.K Photography (gormakuma) ventured to the High Island Reservoir with his drone. Located at the southeastern end of the Sai Kung Peninsula, this area is surrounded by gorgeous, natural sights. Opened in 1978 at a cost of HKD $400 million, it was built in response to riots about water shortages in Hong Kong.
 
It is now Hong Kong's largest reservoir and it is the perfect spot to see on foot or by drone. Around 140 million years ago, a catastrophic volcanic eruption created the hexagonal rock columns that are visible along the coast of the dam. This spectacular natural wonder is what draws thousands of visitors every year to the reservoir. Sea caves, pristine beaches and country parks also add to the beauty of this unexpected tourist destination. Two roads built over the dams are how visitors gain access to this UNESCO Global Geopark in Hong Kong. It is common to see bulls and cows walking in the street due to the grazing grassland nearby. There are many tours offered for those looking to witness this scenic and historical area of Hong Kong.
 

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