Hong Kong Park
Hong Kong Park (香港公园) is a beautiful 8 hectares green oasis in the middle of the city (Central District). In this modern public park, you can find a peaceful retreat from busy and urban jungle of Hong Kong. It is a perfect get-away place during hot days. The park features artificial lake and ponds, fountain plaza, waterfalls, streams, and cliffs. There are also Conservatory (9:00-17:00, free), children’s playground and nice gardens, such as Tai Chi Garden and Garden Plaza. Zoological and Botanical Gardens are small but contain some rare and valuable species.
Do not miss Edward Youde Aviary (9:00-17:00, free), Hong Kong’s biggest aviary, with more than 80 exotic birds species indigenous of Malaysia. There are high bridges in the aviary, so you can take a closer look at birds. Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware (10:00-18:00, closed on Tuesdays) and the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre are interesting too.
The park also has Vantage point, 30m tower with 105 steps, for 360° panoramic views and great photos of the surrounding skyscrapers and mountains with a park greenery in the same frame.
Those who want to make the commitment in the natural environment can do that in Marriage Registry within a park. Consequently, lovely newlyweds in photo sessions can be seen frequently.
There are a lot of benches spread across the park, so you can take a rest or have a snack at any time. Indoor sports, including basketball, badminton, volleyball, and table tennis, are also available in Sport and Squash centers.
There are several dining options, including one restaurant and several snack shops with reasonable priced food and drinks. Park is generally very well maintained, including 5 clean and free toilets.