Aberdeen Country Park in Hong Kong is one of the oldest parks in Hon Kong. The entire park is about 423 hectares. Vantage points like Peak Road and Guildford Road in Victoria Peak give broad, intoxicating vistas of the Island. The beautiful scenery which visitors see today is the combined result of post-war reforestation and natural regeneration of woodlands. Within close proximity of local housing estates, Aberdeen Country Park is a favorite among morning walkers and nearby residents. It is known as the Hong Kong Island’s “back garden.” The Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong is one of the most convenient Wan Chai Hotels, as it situated the vibrant city centers of Wan Chai and Causeway Bay. This hotel is a mere 8-minute walk from Causeway Bay subway station with Times Square mega shopping mall nearby.
The compact Aberdeen Country Park has just about everything to meet visitors’ needs : nature trail, tree walk, fitness trail, Tai Chi terrace, a hiking trail, picnic area for the physically disabled, barbecue area, children’s play facilities and visitor information Centre. A barbecue area can be found inside the picnic area for the disabled. Additional barbecue areas are available along Aberdeen Reservoir Road. Aberdeen Country Park is famous for its dense vegetation and cool shade. Aberdeen Country Park is the only country park on Hong Kong Island with a picnic area for the physically disabled. Disabled visitors can use the wheelchair trail to explore the countryside and enjoy natural scenery. One of the main ecological highlights is the Rhodoleia tree. The Rhodoleia is a rare species protected by law in Hong Kong. It is a small tree which grows to about 9 m. Its trunk is tall and upright, with numerous branches. The flower is made up of 5 or 6 bracts which resemble overlapping scales. This tree is also known as Hanging Bells in Chinese, so named it as bell-shaped blossoms.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+