Located amongst the skyscrapers of Central, the city's financial district, Hong Kong Park is a vast green space providing a striking contrast to the glass and steel around it.
Places of interest in the park
Throughout the 8 hectares of the park, there are a number of different attractions:
- Aviary: opened in 1992, a year after the park's inauguration, the aviary is home to 80 species of bird living in a tropical forest.
- Botanical Garden: one of the largest in Southeast Asia with a huge variety of plants.
- Lake: the artificial lake is a habitat for various species of fish and insects. More than 100 types of dragonfly live in Hong Kong and the vast majority are found in this park.
- Museum of Tea Ware: part of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, this small museum showcases the history of Chinese tea ware.
The park also has leisure facilities including squash courts, a sports centre, a garden to practice Tai Chi and a children's play area.
A pleasant escape
Hong Kong Park provides a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, however if you're planning to explore the whole park, bear in mind there's a lot of steps and steep slopes, so it can be tiring. The best time to visit the park is first thing in the morning.
Daily from 6 am to 11 pm.
Aviary and botanical garden from 9 am to 5 pm.
MTR: Admiralty exit C1, Island Line (blue line) and Tsuen Wan Line (red).