Hong Kong Park

Nestled in the heart of a bustling commercial business district, Hong Kong Park with skyscrapers as its backdrop is a good retreat for a stroll and relaxation. It is located in No. 19, Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong, covering an area of 80,000 square meters (861,113 square feet). Built on the site of the Victoria Barracks and put into use in 1991, this park is an outstanding example of the perfect integration between modern design and the natural environment. After a whole day's work or visit, you can wander around the park for a while and feel the calmness of life.

Take the escalator inside the Pacific Place Mall directly to the park and at the Hong Kong Park level you will notice a pathway that leads to water fountains and little ponds with coy fish. As you walk along the trails in Hong Kong Park, an oasis of the city, you will not only be touched by the tranquil beauty, but also surprised by a variety of interesting facilities.
 

Edward Youde Aviary

There is the Edward Youde Aviary which simulates the environment of tropical rain forests and keeps more than 150 kinds of birds. With an area of 3,000 square meters (32,292 square feet), it is ranked among the largest aviaries in the world. Birds here are not kept in cages so they can fly freely within the enclosure. In addition, a pedestrian bridge is constructed in the aviary so that visitors can admire trees, flowers, and birds from different heights and angles. Listening to the chirping of birds while enjoying the lovely scenery, you will surely experience inner peace.
 

Forsgate Conservatory

Another unique natural area which may catch your eye is the Forsgate Conservatory of Hong Kong Park. Being the biggest greenhouse in Southeast Asia, it is 1,400 square meters (15,069 square feet) in size. A wide range of exotic flowers and plants are arranged in climate controlled pavilions, such as cacti from dry regions and saxifrage from tropical zones. The thriving greenery injects vitality and energy into the park making it even more appealing. If you are interested in botany and zoology, you can also go to the natural dragonfly nursing base which lies on the man-made lake. The rippling clean water and lush vegetation form an ideal habitat for dragonflies. There are more than 100 kinds of dragonflies which will definitely impress you considerably.
 

Tea Ware Museum

Apart from its natural landscape, the Hong Kong Park is also endowed with a sense of culture. The Tea Ware Museum, a branch of Hong Kong Museum of Art, standing on the former site of Flagstaff House, is the existing oldest architecture having witnessed the colonial history of Hong Kong. Founded in 1984, it is the first museum in the world based on a tea theme. The museum showcases various tea wares starting from the Tang Dynasty (618-907) up until modern times through its six exhibition sections. The general purpose is to promote the art of pottery and porcelain ingrained in Chinese tea culture. The collections are mainly donated by Luo Guixiang, a tea ware antiquarian in Hong Kong. The first floor is used to display the history of tea planting, preparation, and appreciation while also giving insight into the methods and habits of tea drinking customs in different dynasties. The second floor presents 123 dark-red enameled potteries from Yixing, which is known as the 'capital of pottery'. Some tea pots and cups are made of other materials. It is a pleasure to sit down and have a sip of tea in the air-conditioned museum after a long travel, especially during the warm summer days.

In addition, Hong Kong Park is also equipped with a playground for children, a Tai Chi (Taiji, a kind of traditional Chinese Kongfu) Garden, a gymnasium, and the largest squash center in Hong Kong making the entire park not only an entertaining facility, but also a great place for exercise.
 

How to get to Hong Kong Park

1. Take MTR Tsuen Wan Line, South Island Line or Island Line, get off at Admiralty Station, and go out from Exit C1. Then go into the Pacific Place Mall and walk along the direction shown in road signs inside the mall. Take the escalator inside the mall directly to the park.
2. Take Citybus line 12A, 40, or Island mini bus line 1A, or NWFB line 23 or 23B and get off at Hong Kong Park station.
3. Take bus 104, 373, 603p, 603, 673, 960p, 961p, n368, 37b, 37x, 70, 75, 90b, 90, 97, 981p, 601, 680a, 680b, 680p, 680, or 980x and get off at Admiralty station.
4. Take bus 101, 934, 935, 936, 960, 961, 968x, 968, or 978 and get off at Pacific Place station.
 
Entrance Fee Free
Opening Hours The Park (Outdoor Facilities): 6:00 to 23:00
Edward Youde Aviary / Forsgate Conservatory: 9:00 to 17:00
Tea Ware Museum: 10:00 to 18:00
Gymnasium / Squash Center: 7:00 to 23:00
Ticket Office for Sports Facilities: 7:00 to 22:00
Note: 
1. Gymnasium: Closed from 7:00 to 13:00 on the first and third Mondays of every month for maintenance.  If it happens to be a holiday, the maintenance will be delayed to next day.
2. Tea Ware Museum: closed on Tuesdays and the first two days of Chinese New Year; Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve: 10:00-17:00.

 Recommended Nearby Attractions:
 Victoria Peak
 Peak Tower
 Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens
 Government House
 Tamar Park
 Lung Fu Shan Country Park
 Pok Fu Lam Country Park

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