The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
(SAR) of the People's Republic of China is much more than a harbour
city. The traveller weary of its crowded streets may be tempted to
describe it as Hong Kongcrete. Yet, this territory with its
cloudy mountains and rocky islands is mostly a rural landscape. Much of
the countryside is classified as Country Park and, although 7 million
people are never far away, it is possible to find pockets of wilderness
that will reward the more intrepid tourist.