Hong Kong Park

Why is Hong Kong Park so Special?

Hong Kong Park is a small island of tranquility in the neighborhood with luxury hotels, banks and chaos of Hong Kong‘s urban jungle. The park was opened in May 1991 and is one of those parks where visitors can get an amazing experience with nature due to its incredible landscape. Also, there are several gardens within a few minutes on foot, such as Harcourt Garden or Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens.

Where is Hong Kong Park?

The Hong Kong Park is a public park next to Cotton Tree Drive in Central, Hong Kong. Built at a cost of HK$398 million and opened in May 1991, it covers an area of 80,000 m2 and is an example of modern design and facilities blending with natural landscape.

Colonial Buildings in Hong Kong Park

Up until 1979 Hong Kong Park was home to the British Victoria Barracks and there are still a number of colonial buildings left over from its time in the military.

By far the finest is Flagstaff House, once the luxurious home for the Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong. The building now houses the Hong Kong Teaware Museum. The Museum has a fine collection of porcelain and tea-related antiques but and also hosts tea tasting sessions. Even if you don’t fancy a cup of chai, this grandiose 19th-century building with its wide verandas and cool columns is well worth a visit.

Also set in the park is the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, which utilizes a suitably imperious looking former British barrack block.

Highlights of Hong Kong Park

The highlight of the park is the artificial lake, which incorporates a number of waterfalls and rock pools and is home to a colony of turtles that spend their days lounging around on the rocks. The park is also fenced in by Hong Kong’s forest of skyscrapers and the slopes of Victoria Peak, making for some great pictures. If you can make it to the park just after dawn, you’ll also find Hong Kong’s legion of Tai Chi followers stretching their limbs as the sun rises.

Elsewhere, the park is also home to the Edward Youde Aviary, a designer walkthrough facility that takes visitors up to the tree canopy via elevated walkways. You’ll find myna’s and parakeet’s flapping around above your head, while shelduck’s swim through the swampy terrain below. The aviary features 75 species of birds native to Asia — the highlight being the toucan-shaped Great Pied Hornbill.

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How to Get to Hong Kong Park

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  • MTR Admiralty Station C1 exit
  • BUS 1, 5B, 6, 6A,6X, 10, 12, 12A, 12M, 15, 15C, 23, 23B, 26, 37A, 37X, 40, 40M, 66, 75, 90, 90B, 97, 101, 103, 104, 109, 111, 113, 115, 590A, 601, 603P, 619, 629, 681, 681P, 690, 720A, 789, 905, 930, 934, 935, 960, 961, 962, 962B, 962x, 967, 968, 969, 969A , 969B, 978
  • PLB 1A, 24A, 24M, 2, 3, 3A, 9, 10, 22

Useful Travel Tips 

  1. Hotels near Hong Kong Park
    (0.3 mi) The Upper House
    (0.34 mi) Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
    (0.33 mi) The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
    (0.19 mi) Island Shangri-La Hong Kong
    (0.11 mi) The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel
  2. Accommodation
    Taxi is one of the most popular ways to and from the Hong Kong International Airport. It is fast, comfortable and offers point-to-point travel. The taxi rank is located outside the Arrival Hall on the left side. Follow the direction signs. The estimated fare is HK$220-230 plus HK$5 for each piece of luggage stored inside the baggage compartment, and each piece of luggage with total dimensions (length + width + height) exceeding 140cm stored inside the cabin. The journey time is about 30-40 minutes. The fare and time depend on traffic conditions. Hong Kong taxi drivers know all the major hotels, but it is a good idea to note the address of your hotel or destination point on a piece of paper.
  3. Also, visitors to Hong Kong may take the Airport Express train. The journey to Kowloon station costs HK$90 and takes 21 minutes. The trains run every 10 minutes from 5:50am to 1:15am daily. There are discounts up to 40% for those who travel in a group or family. HK$140 for a group of 2, HK$190 for a group of 3 and HK$220 for a group of 4. Then take a taxi or Free Airport Express Shuttle Bus to your hotel or destination point.
  4. Tel: +852 2521 5041
    Website: www.lcsd.gov.hk

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Edited by Bella Ren/任新月