Here’s the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong; home to lush landscapes, idyllic gardens, tree-lined promenades and historic buildings, Hong Kong Park offers a great day out in nature.
Getting to the Park
Since the park is located in the commercial business district of Hong Kong, boutique hotel as well as budget accommodation options can be found within easy reach. Linked to the Pacific Place Mall, this site is around a 10 minute drive from Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong and is easy to access via the MTR (Admiralty Station).
A Bit of History
Built on the site of the former Victoria Barracks, Hong Kong Park is still home to historic garrison buildings. Highlights include the Flagstaff House which features the Museum of Tea Ware, Wavell House and Rawlinson House.
A Fun Day Outdoors
The main draw is the scenic outdoor landscapes featuring everything from an artificial lake to the Central Garden with its dancing fountains. There’s much more to experience as well; see a variety of birds at the Edward Youde Aviary, take in stunning vistas atop the 30 metre Vantage Point tower and feel at peace at the Tai Chi Garden. There’s even a children’s playground that the little ones can enjoy.
Indoor Rest & Recreation
The indoor based Forsgate Conservatory with its range of plants from around the world is well worth visiting. The Hong Kong Squash Centre can be found at the park along with the Sports Centre offering basketball, volleyball, badminton and indoor jogging too.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+