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Want to go to the countryside this weekend? Check out the scenic routes, facilities, attractions and transport links to all country parks in Hong Kong here.
Hiking Trails and Family Walkshttp://hiking.gov.hk/eng/trail_list/type.htm
Planning a hiking trip? Find information about the various hiking, country and family trails in Hong Kong, including scenes, maps and safety tips.
Means of Communications in Country Parkshttp://www.gov.hk/en/residents/communication/mobilecomm/stayingintouch/
In this article, you can learn more about how to stay in touch and seek help in case of emergency in country parks.
Weather Information for Hiking and Mountaineeringhttp://www.hko.gov.hk/sports/hiking_e.html
Learn how to stay in touch and what to do in an emergency in country parks. A series of digital maps showing general information about mobile phone network coverage over individual hiking trails are available for your easy reference. You can also look for useful advice about using mobile phones and walkie-talkies in country parks.
Weather Information for Astronomical Observationhttp://www.hko.gov.hk/gts/astronomy/astro_portal.html
This webpage provides a weather information platform for astronomical observation hot spots in Hong Kong to facilitate stargazers to better plan their astronomical observation activities.
Mountain Bike Trailshttp://www.afcd.gov.hk/english/country/cou_vis/cou_vis_mou/cou_vis_mou_mou/cou_vis_mou_mou.html
Enjoy the excitement of mountain biking in the country parks on one of the 10 Mountain Bike Trails and Sites. Check here for the locations.
Useful Tips on Camping and Hikinghttp://www.gov.hk/en/residents/culture/trail/country/tips.htm
Check out the places available, safety tips and other useful information when you go hiking, mountain biking and camping.
This article introduces the basic knowledge of first aid and the organisations that provide first aid trainings.
How to Handle Incidents during Outdoor Activitieshttp://www.gov.hk/en/residents/culture/trail/country/outdoorincident.htm
Find out how to handle incidents happening during outdoor activities, such as applying first aid, dealing with natural hazards, contacting emergency services and seeking assistance outside Hong Kong.
Hong Kong’s Natural Sceneryhttp://www.gov.hk/en/residents/culture/trail/country/hknaturalscenery.htm
Here you can learn about the Government’s efforts to conserve our natural environment and natural attractions that you can visit.
- Country Parkshttp://www.afcd.gov.hk/english/country/cou_vis/cou_vis_cou/cou_vis_cou.html
Holiday Camps & Camping Sites
Want to take a break away from the city with your family and friends? Check out the locations, facilities and availability of government-run holiday camps for the next 30 days. You can also find links to camps run by non-government organisations on this page.
Search for Licensed Holiday Flatshttp://www.hadla.gov.hk/en/hotels/search_f.html
Holiday flats are establishments located in village type houses in the New Territories and outlying islands. Here, you can get information about licensed holiday flats in Hong Kong (such as their addresses and phone numbers) by location and other requirements (such as number of rooms).
Check out the designated camping sites in Hong Kong's country parks, including location, transportation, facilities and maps.
- Holiday Campshttp://www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/camp/index.html
Local Weather Information
Hong Kong Observatoryhttp://www.hko.gov.hk/contente.htm
Check out the local weather before enjoying outdoor activity with your friends and family. Regional weather information, weather forecasts and warnings, UV Index, astronomical, tidal information and all you need to know about Hong Kong weather can be found here.
A personalized weather service developed by the Hong Kong Observatory, users can obtain the latest weather information at their location.
- Hong Kong Observatoryhttp://www.hko.gov.hk/contente.htm
Air Quality Health Indexhttp://www.gov.hk/en/residents/environment/air/aqhi.htm
The Environmental Protection Department releases Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) information hourly to inform the public of the short-term health risk of air pollution in Hong Kong and helps the public take precautionary measures to protect their health. Learn about how the AQHI works and what it can tell you about the short-term health risk of air pollution.
Find the current AQHIs here. The current AQHI readings are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Air Quality Health Indexhttp://www.gov.hk/en/residents/environment/air/aqhi.htm
Greening Hong Kong
Greening Hong Konghttp://www.gov.hk/en/residents/environment/sustainable/greening.htm
Greening plays an important role in building an environmentally friendly society. It brings about many benefits to our environment, and engages various sectors of the society. This article outlines the Hong Kong Government's greening policy, benefits of greening, Government’s greening work, tree management and ways in which you can take part in greening Hong Kong.
- Greening Hong Konghttp://www.gov.hk/en/residents/environment/sustainable/greening.htm
Last review date: August 2014