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Hong Kong - Nature and Wildlife


  • Giant panda eating bamboo leaves
  • Beautiful white owl in Hong Kong's Ocean Park
  • A mud-skipper
  • Sunset over Victoria Harbour
  • Little fishing village

Hong Kong, often regarded as one of the greatest cities in the world, is not particularly known for its nature.  Despite this perception of a constant bustling city, approximately three-quarters of Hong Kong is countryside.  While larger animals are declining in numbers due to increased urbanisation, barking deer, macaques, wild boars, civets, leopards and Chinese porcupines can be found.  Smaller mammals like squirrels, shrews and bats are common in rural areas. 

Marine fauna is quite diverse and there are rich coral communities.  The Pink Dolphin or White Chinese Dolphin are found in the waters around Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta.  Dolphin habitats have diminished due to further reclamation projects as well as boat traffic, however there are conservation groups working to raise awareness.

Hong Kong is a major stopover point for Asia’s migration route for birds.  There are over 490 birds in Hong Kong including year long residents as well as winter visitors.  The wetlands, grasslands, woodlands, seashores and farm lands help to contribute to the diversity of birdlife that Hong Kong offers.  Along with birds and mammals are approximately 100 reptile and amphibian species, over 40 of these are snakes. 

Contrary to the city persona, Hong Kong hosts more than 3,100 species of vascular plants, approximately 2,100 of which are native.  There are 24 country parks and 17 special areas that cover a total area of 440 square kilometres.  A further 67 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) have been listed.

 


 

Hong Kong Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Hong Kong.

Learn about the history and culture of Hong Kong, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Hong Kong's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Hong Kong for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Hong Kong tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Hong Kong tour consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packages, India tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.

 


 

Book your Hong Kong tour with Goway! 

ASIA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Hong Kong tours, vacations and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover,  a stay of distinction, a independent travel module, a air and land getaway, and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Hong Kong.


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