Geopark Drew Heavy Crowd Over Weekend Opening
As the new Shenzhen Dapeng Peninsula Geopark opens its doors to the public, more than 10,000 people have visited over the weekend. Park authorities said that more than 7,000 individual visitors and five groups have made trips to the geology museum in the park that is home to more than 500 exhibits.
Some of the visitors are from outside Shenzhen and drove all the way just to see the attractions at the Geopark. One visitor praised the park’s facilities saying that at first she was worried that she might get lost when climbing the Qi’niang Mountain but directional signs are found around the hiking paths are plentiful and clear. Solar powered lamps and charging equipment are also found near hiking paths as well.
There are two main hiking paths in the park which is also called geological relic survey routes, one path is 6 kilometers long and stretches from Yangmeikeng to Luzui which highlights the coastal landforms and wetland reserve. The other path is only 3.3 kilometer long and leads to the main peak of the Qi’niang Mountain which is the second highest mountain in Shenzhen in which hikers see volcanic rocks and rare plants.
Park managers are requesting visitors from taking flowers or any rare plants from the hiking trails or throwing away decorative cobblestones which is a common problem among children.