10 Parks to explore in Hong Kong
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Hong Kong Park is an example of modern design and facilities blending with the natural landscapes. The park features an aviary, a greenhouse, the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, fountains, lily ponds, playgrounds, a restaurant, and even a marriage registry. The aviary features more than 80 species of birds in a well-designed tropical ‘rainforest’.
The Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens is the oldest park in the territory. Built-in 1860. Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens provides a natural environment and atmosphere in the Central District. It is bigger than Hong Kong Park and contains more plants, birds, and facilities.
The Inspiration Lake is a 12-hectare artificial lake located in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island. The artificial lake of 12 hectares features water cascade, water jets, and aquatic plants. Along with a 1500 m jogging trail emanating from the boat renting center and extending around the lake, there are fitness stations, gazebos and a bridge overlooking a small, picturesque waterfall.
The Kowloon Walled City Park is designed as a Jiangnan garden of the early Qing dynasty. The park, 31,000 square meters (7.66 acres) in total, is divided into eight theme zones with their own characteristic scenery, matching with the style of the whole park.
Victoria Park is a public park in Hong Kong, named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. It is located in Causeway Bay, on the north of Hong Kong Island.The park includes tennis courts, a swimming pool, a bowling green and other sports facilities such as the central lawn, basketball courts, football pitches and multiple children's areas and playgrounds.
Victoria Peak Garden is a Chinese style garden near the summit of Victoria Peak in Hong Kong. The former Mountain Lodge, an alternate residence for the Governor of Hong Kong, was located there, which has since been demolished, but the park remains as an attraction at the Peak.
It offers a glimpse of the traditional culture of songbird keeping in the surroundings of a traditional Chinese garden. The park has dozens of stalls selling exotic birds, the garden is a pleasant place to witness this age-old Chinese hobby in action.