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Geoheritage Centre

There are geohertiage centres opened in Sai Kung, Sam Mun Tsai of Tai Po, Lai Chi Wo, Ap Chau and Kat O. Located in the village near to the Geo-Area, geoheritage centres are established by non-governmental organisations, local villagers and the government. The exhibition items not only provide information on geology, but also show culture, history and diverse natural environment of local area.


Kat O Story Room Kau Sai Village Story Room
Lai Chi Wo Geoheritage Centre Ap Chau Story Room
Tai Po Geoheritage Centre  

Code for Geoheritage Centres

1.1 The following information should be clearly displayed at public entrance of the centre:

a. Background information of the operator(s) and mode of operation;

b. Admission charge, if any, (including service charge, if applicable) and any supplementary charges for individual facilities/geosites; and

c. Opening and closing times.

1.2 Geoheritage staff must be well-groomed at all times and offer quality customer service to ensure a comfortable and pleasurable visitor experience.

1.3 All centre staff must wear appropriate identification that allows visitors to easily identify them as centre personnel.

1.4 All visitor enquiries, requests and complaints should be handled courteously, attentively and promptly.

1.5 The centres must take out public liability insurance or equivalent insurance that meets the applicable statutory requirements for buildings and visitor safety.

1.6 The centre and staff should adhere to and promote the Code for Visiting Geosites in Hong Kong when appropriate.

1.7 The geopark concept and Code for Visiting Geosites in Hong Kong should be clearly displayed for visitors’ reference, and should be included in all promotional exhibits and publications (if applicable). The contents of such exhibits, printed matter and other materials must conform with the geopark concept, and prior consent must be sought from the authorities and management committees (if applicable).

1.8 The centre should adhere to and promote the geopark concept and principles advocated by the Global Geoparks Network (GGN). Centre staff should keep abreast of the latest GGN requirements, news and updates.

1.9 The centre should display information on licensed travel agents if revenue seeking tours are organised.

1.10 The centre should clearly display tour information and charges.


Geo Areas
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Visitor Centres
Geoheritage Centre
Tai Po Geoheritage Centre
Lai Chi Wo Geoheritage Centre
Kat O Story Room
Ap Chau Story Room
Kau Sai Village Story Room
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Safety guidelines for visiting the geosites
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