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High Island Reservoir East Dam- Five Wonderful Points You Should Go

April 7, 2021

Name(English): High Island Reservoir East Dam
Name(Chinese): 萬宜水庫東壩
Category: Outdoor Activities
Address(English): High Island Reservoir East Dam, Sai Kung
Address(Chinese): 西貢萬宜水庫東壩
Address Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/KkPCrmmiM3EMYWov7
Address longitude and latitude: 22.365508225890874, 114.3741063614704
Opening Hours
MON 00:00 – 23:59
TUE 00:00 – 23:59
WED 00:00 – 23:59
THUR 00:00 – 23:59
FRI 00:00 – 23:59
SAT 00:00 – 23:59
SUN 00:00 – 23:59
Recommended Time to Visit: 10am-3pm
Accessibility Note: Need to have a long walk from Maclehose Trail Stage 1

If you love nature, pick East Dam; if you love geography, also pick East Dam. The well-developed attraction offers the crudest but most extraordinary geo stuff for all hikers. 

The 1.4km walkway will lead you to several viewing points that you won’t be lost.  All information about the reservoir project, the hexagonal columns, the change of nature are provided by the guide boards in detail. 

Wonderful Sea Cave

At the end of the wooden path, a huge sea cave silently awaits. It’s the wave-eroded formation in which you hear the healing sound of dropping water. 

Huge Legos of Breakwaters

As steady as fortification, the breakwaters are safeguarding the reservoir from the frantic waves, as if piles of legos are tightly weaved into a strong wall. You can take some instagrammble photos, like popping up from the gaps between the breakwaters – take advantage of your creativity. 

Weird Hexagonal Columns

The snake-shaped columns are astonishingly unique, and the size is barely found in any other places. The biggest one even stands over 3 metres! (Link)

The Pipe Organ Island, Po Pin Chau

The island is formed by a hundred thousand hexagonal columns. It wasn’t an island until the connection between the headland and the coast had been eroded gradually, and the strip of land finally became isolated.

Stargazing in the Silence

Build a tent and watch plentiful stars without any light pollution. Many photographers told it was unconceivably rare to relish the whole span of galaxy in Hong Kong. However, the site is absolutely nothing so better to have enough food and water prepared (don’t try to steal water from the reservoir). 

Visiting our website (Link), you can get to know more attractions of High Island Reservoir. 

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Eric Wong

A HONGKONGER named Eric, is a writer and traveler, but simultaneously the clairvoyant in the city discovering its beauty people barely know.


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