Known as the "New Territories" since British colonists took them in 1898, this area occupies over 85% of northern Hong Kong. More than 3.5 million people live across its almost 1000 square kilometres - around half of the total population of the city.
The great unknown
Despite being one of the three main regions of Hong Kong and boasting spectacular natural landscapes, the New Territories are often left out of tourists' itineraries unless they have lots of time to spare.
The area is a hidden treasure trove of remote islands, mountain villages, natural parks and geological features. It is worth a visit for those wanting an escape from the hustle and bustle of Central Hong Kong, offering a calmer way of life.