Hong Kong in South Eastern China is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. The former British colony is a unique example of East meets West. The present day culture shows strong ties to China’s ancient roots. However, with its theme parks, mega malls and boutique hotels, Hong Kong is also very much the modern city. Visit one of Hong Kong’s upmarket districts to shop in style. Wan Chai is home to some of the best quality shops for Chinese furniture, rattan furniture, toys and electronics as well as luxury accommodation choices such as the Cosmo Hotel Wan Chai Hong Kong.
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park was initially known as Western Park. The waterfront park is located in the Sai Ying Pun area facing Victoria Harbour with Connaught Road’s skyscrapers in the background. The park stands on reclaimed land that belonged to the harbour until very recently. It is also the spot where, several years ago, Dr Sun Yat Sen met with his associates out on the water because he was banned from coming ashore. Dr Sun was exiled from Hong Kong by the British colonial government because of his intentions to lead a revolution. The park, which marks the infamous meeting place, is named after Dr Sun to honour him as the father of modern China.
The park is a wonderful recreational space that beautifies the city. Local artist, Zhu Dacheng was commissioned to sculpt a five metre tall statue of Dr Sun Yat Sen; standing in the very center of the large circular lawn, it is the highlight of Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park. The east side of the park has basketball courts and football pitches, while the west has a sports facility with an indoor swim center. The main entrance to the park can be found at the intersection of Eastern Street and Connaught Road West.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+