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Standing on the top of Kang Lau Shek

香港 東平洲 更樓石

Hong Kong, Tung Ping Chau, Kang Lau Shek


Formation of Kang Lau Shek

The rocks on Tung Ping Chau are overspread with groups of crisscross cracks. These are fractures formed when the rock strata were under compression in early times. Fragmented rocks were removed because densely cracked rocks were influenced by intensive weathering and erosion, the impact of waves, differential expansion and contraction, and the crystallization of salt. Protected by the huge hard rock blocks on its top, Kang Lau Shek eroded more slowly than the surrounding rocks, gradually forming the two huge rock stacks that remain today.





Hong Kong Geopark 香港地質公園

National Geopark of China 中國國家地質公園


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Taken on October 31, 2010