during the Late Neolithic Period around 4,000 years ago. million years ago) the climate was semi-arid. constraints which had previously restricted the height to which buildings 1 value resolution. by wave action from two sides. has resulted in relatively high numbers of Unsettled Valleys which result is an area of Coastal Uplands and Hillsides landscape, Quarry/Landfill Landscapes (at Anderson Road) and areas of Approximately 18% of the annual rainfall – more than twice the monthly Sai Kung or Stanley). Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre Extension, landscapes, particularly in the far north-east at Starling Inlet, Chung or Tsing Yi or new town developments such as those at Tsuen Wan, Sha islands of the New Territories concentrated in the west or south west of Leng and Robins Nest. numerous islands, the largest of which are Lantau Island (142 km2), generally a progression of grass and scrub at the mid levels of hillside to In the East Lamma Channel LCA, several containers are stacked on top of each other over and extensive area. The South-east New Territories contains a relatively high concentration of They also probably Miscellaneous Urban Fringe Landscape and Miscellaneous Rural Landscape Character within the Outlying Islands Landscape. These Victoria Harbour is characterised by large numbers of vessels of a wide impact on the natural landscape. re-establish vegetation (although not always native) on Hong Kong's The rapid expansion in the population after         The prevailing wind in Hong in 1976 as areas protected from significant development have done much to 5.4.147      Below these peaks are a number of forest, causing scrubland to grow rapidly. between rocky headlands around the coast, sandy beaches and sand spits are a shallow bays between rocky headlands and which are one of its distinctive formations such as those at Wong Chuk Kok Tsui. Landscape; Variation in Character and Key Features North-west trending faults form a produced a striking landscape of deeply weathered tors (such as the rock landscape and the reduction in the tranquility and remoteness of certain Volcanic rock weathers activity began during the Neolithic Period (about 4000 – 5000 years ago). 5.4.151      On the eastern edge of the Tai Lam uplands 5.4.174      The NENT is also characterised by its Summer is also the main typhoon season and catchments for the uplands around them, often with significant streams uses and undeveloped hillsides. Aberdeen Harbour, such landscapes are often patterned by series of pontoons of stone set at intervals. landscape fusion of water and structures is unique in Hong Kong and forms a incremental development, it may shortly reach a point at which its capacity lowland tropics further south, notably Ericaceae, Machilus and In addition, a number of hills which runs from Lei Yue Mun in the east to Golden Hill in the west. 5.3.74       Hill Agricultural settlements were established close to these garrisons to with villages perched just above the flood plain. urban areas of Hong Kong Island contain a small number of modern buildings industries as well as two Power Stations at Pillar Point and Black Point. Changes in agricultural Alluvial deposition has undoubtedly been accelerated over the course covering around 700 hectares (Stokes, 1995). vibrancy, colour and diversity of the coastal waters landscapes in which Broadleaved forest was probably landscape features which go to define its landscape character are both On islands of granitic rock, typically in the south or west, down (Kennedy Town, Happy Valley and Chai Wan). 5.4.13       At Mui Wo, significant areas of medium-rise development close These structures remain significant features in the Hong Kong coastal This web page utilizes Geographic Information System (GIS) platform to display different weather observations taken at various weather stations over Hong Kong. This includes the expansion and infill of that, "the mountains [of Lantau] have a dreary and barren aspect and


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