S-shaped Hexagonal Rock Columns
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Hurray!  The geological wonder at the East Dam of High Island Reservoir cannot be more breathtaking.  In fact, the world-class hexagonal rock columns have always inspired awe and respect.  Each of them was formed more than 140 million years ago. As mixtures of lava, rock debris, volcanic ashes contracted during the cooling period after the frequent volcanic activities.  The hexagonal rock columns at the East Dam even appear in an S-pattern, because the columns were still contracting while a tectonic shift was taking place.  You can reproduce the world-renowned masterpiece.  The Scream as you take pictures in front of the twisted columns.  Other highlights in the surroundings of the East Dam include the sea stack on Po Pin Chau, some sea caves, massive dolosse, and the dam, which are all photography hot spots.

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Transportation Information

Take the following public transport and alight at "Sheung Yiu" bus stop. Walk along Tai Mong Tsai Road till the junction. Then take the right track and walk along Sai Kung Man Yee Road for about 9 km to East Dam; or
Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) routes - 94 and 96R (96R only runs on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Green Minibus routes - 7 and 9

Take the following public transport to East Dam:
Green minibus route - 9A (only runs on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)

The transportation information provided in this website is for reference only. Please check the updated transportation information from the websites of Transport Department and relevant transport utilities before setting off.

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Route Map

The map below shows the location of the scenic spot.
For details, please refer to the transportation information above and photos captions text below.