Innercity Tranquility at Hong Kong Park

in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a buzzing metropolis, the kind of place where nothing sits still for every long. Yet in the center of the city is Hong Kong Park, a green oasis which takes you back to nature and provides respite from the thrumming city outside.

The eight hectare park was opened in May 1991. From its cascading waterfalls to tranquil manmade ponds, it was clearly created for visitors who want to enjoy simpler pleasures than Hong Kong typically provides.

Hong Kong Park Aviary

One of the feathered residents of Hong Kong Park Aviary

Children run about the playgrounds as their parents watch on, and young couples fall a little deeper in love as they pose for wedding photos in the grounds. Sporting enthusiasts enjoy the squash and sports centers, while those looking for a less stressful pursuit head to the Tai Chi garden. Seasonal celebrations bring art and musical performances to the people of Hong Kong.

At its heart you’ll find the aviary, a large space which is home to hundreds of species of birds, flowers, and other plants. Entry is free and the area is open from 9 am to 5 pm daily, so you can spend as much time as like watching the feathered creatures play.

You can explore Hong Kong Park at your own pace, but if you’d like to learn more you could join a guided tour of the conservatory or aviary. Both tours run every Saturday at 9:30 am.

[Image Source: Charles Lam/Flickr]

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