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High Island Reservoir East Dam & Po Pin Chau(萬宜水庫東壩及破邊洲), Sai Kung, NT
Hong Kong

High Island Reservoir is one of Hong Kong's most popular geological sites. Here, volcanic rock composes neat arrays of giant polygonal joint columns along the shore. Amongst these the hexagonal rock columns are most typical examples. Around High Island Reservoir, especially the East Dam, you can observe the most typical hexagonal columnar joints from different angles. Looking down from the East Dam rock cliff, you have a clear view of buckles in the hexagonal columnar joints. Judging by the s-shape section, we know the rock columns buckled under gravity before it could cool down completely and solidify, and thus the scene we see today. . Po Pin Chau just off the East Dam is another interesting place to see extraordinary formations. Geology enthusiasts will certainly cherish the opportunity to see towering rock stacks and fascinating hexagonal joints. 

萬宜水庫是香港著名地質景觀所在地,這裡的火山岩整齊有致地豎立於岸邊,巨大的石柱由不同的多角形節理組成,蔚為奇觀,其中以六角形節理岩柱最為典型,遊人可在東壩近距離細看這類岩石的結構和構造,石柱的剖面呈S形,展示了岩柱在尚未完全冷卻凝固時於重力下彎曲,遂出現今天所見的獨特形態。東壩對開的破邊洲,原本與側旁的山體是一個整體,但自然力量把山體劈開,使破邊洲變成一幅巨石屏風。

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