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On 4 January 2019, Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (HKUGGp) received the “My favorite natural attraction in Hong Kong” award at the presentation ceremony of the “U Green Awards”. The “U Green Awards”, which are based on the results of an online public poll, is in an annual event to recognize entrepreneurs and organizations that have shown leadership and made an outstanding contribution in nature conservation and promotion. Waste reduction is the major theme this year.
In 2018, HKUGGp worked to enhance its appeal as a natural attraction by enhancing the …

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Winter fishing began on the ice surface of the Third Lake in Wudalianchi UNESCO Global Geopark on December 28, 2018. The old winter fishing attracted a great number of tourists.
Sacrifice was one of the most important parts in winter fishing. Fishermen showed their respect to the gifts bestowed by nature in folk dance. Nine big drums stood besides the sacrificial altar. The chief fisherman read respectfully the sacrificial oration, and other fishermen raised big bowls filled with white wine to drink a toast to the heaven and the earth. The …

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In the early 20th century, Lushan became the summer resort gradually because of its beautiful geological landscape and nice climate. At the golden age, over 4000 foreigners from America and European countries lived in Lushan. In 1906, Kuling American and British schools were established for foreign kids. In 1916, Kuling American School was founded. Until 1937, nearly 3000 students were graduated from the school, which was one of the most important foreign schools in Central China.
From Nov.30 to Dec,2, six people , who are descendants of the Russells from Kuling …

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Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (HKUGGp) invited a number of local experienced Chinese medicine practitioners and herbal plant experts from the Hong Kong Chinese Medicine and Herbs Association to provide a training course on herbal plants for geopark guides and villagers of geopark communities to broaden their knowledge of common herbal plants and the intangible cultural heritage of Chinese medicine.
The training course comprised indoor lectures and outdoor field trips that were both practical and fun. Through the training, the participants acquired a fundamental understanding of Chinese medicine, learned to identify …

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This June, as part of the ongoing Sister Geopark relations between the Itoigawa and Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geoparks, 30 students from the Hong Kong Chinese Women’s Club Fung Yiu King Memorial Secondary School visited the Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark on a mission of exchange and Geopark study.
 

Students and Staff Arrive at Itoigawa Station via the Hokuriku Shinkansen 
 
Arriving late on June 23rd, the students and staff enjoyed three days in the Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark, learning about the formation of the Japanese Island Arc at Fossa Magna Museum, Itoigawa’s jade …