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“Relaxing in Park” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Victoria Park

Victoria Park
Gaoshiwei Street, Wanzai District, Hong Kong, China
852 2570 6186
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Ranked #92 of 392 Attractions in Hong Kong
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Relaxing in Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Very relaxing to walk and sit around in the park - people doing yoga, dancing , meditating and sitting reading - good for the soul

Visited December 2013
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“Oasis in the middle of Hong Kong”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Victoria Park is to Hong Kong what Central Park is to New York and Hyde Park is to London. To be able to go for an early morning walk with our little grand-daughter away from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong was priceless. There are plenty of open park land to run around, jogging tracks for the more energetic, and creative and safe playgrounds for the little ones. Many locals use the park for their Tai Chi, and were very friendly and welcoming to we visitors. The ponds and gardens were very well maintained and very clean. The park is surprisingly quiet and tranquil, yet in such a central location. A perfect place for a picnic, or just to recharge the batteries.

Visited December 2013
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“Away from the Hustle and Bustle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The exciting hustle and bustle on Hong Kong Island never seems to stop but just metres from one of the busiest shopping and strolling areas is this delightful park. It is particularly welcoming in the mornings when a walk will take you past various excercising groups and into the quiet centre. The Park, whilst not huge, does provide many peaceful benches and open seating areas to catch up with the Newspapers and there are cafe facilities both within and nearby. The Pacific Coffee Emporium just across the Road being particularly recommended. The gardens are open twenty four hours a day, beautifully maintained and the ideal place for recharging personal batteries and planning the day ahead.

Visited November 2013
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“where people gather”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Victoria park is one of the most amazing places where people meet, there are many different ethnic communities in HongKong and many of them will meet in Victoria Park
Sunday is usually the Muslem community, people from the different sects of Islam meet in different spots, sharing food, their music, prayers and some even dancing. it is a wonderful sight to see. At one end they have a small market where clothes are sold and some people have professional pictures taken, also some art works there but i am usually to late for that.
it is nice to see the diversity of this big community.
On other days I noticed groups of Philipino workers also meet there, trading stories and having a relaxing time. The park itself is very well cared for. most trees have a number and name, just right for the botanist . the walkways are smooth and easy for wheel chairs and elderly to negotiate. many toilets are also in the park and very well looked after.
On 1 side are basketball courts, at one end a swim centre, and many other activities, I did notice a few years ago people had remote control boats in one of the small lakes there.

Visited October 2013
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“Mid-Autumn Festival has begun - Lots of lanterns and a nice 'Rising Moon' creation this year”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The Mid-Autumn Festival has kicked off in Hong Kong so we made our annual pilgrimage to Victoria Park last night to see the 'one2free Lantern Wonderland'. This is Hong Kong's the annual Mid-Autumn carnival that runs during the week leading up into Mid-Autumn Festival (14-22 September 2013) and holiday weekend.

We visited early this year to avoid the heavy crowds that descend upon Victoria Park to enjoy the festivities during the upcoming holiday weekend, this is a recommendable time to visit if you want to take pictures with fewer people in the camera frame and want a bit more walking space. It will be very crowded at the park this coming weekend.

This year, there are many food and animal - lantern creations scattered around the park grounds and they are nice to see, particularly if you have children.

They have set up a 10-meter high structure this year, called the Rising Moon. This is a half-spherical creation of recycled water containers, engineered with lighting and set upon a artificial pool so as to create a clever illusion of being a full moon rising. It is set to an interesting fusion of up-tempo music and traditional Chinese instrumental play, creating a interesting musical programme that you can listen to while queueing to visit the 'Rising Moon', which you can walk through. We liked the clever full moon concept that they had created and appreciated the 'green' and 'environmental' message they were attempting to get across as part of this years event.

If you visit on 18-20 September, you can also catch the annual Tai Hang Dragon Dance, which will be performed twice each evening, this is a 67-meter dragon, with a massive 48 kg dragon head and a show that features around 300 performers. It is very interesting to see if you've never witnessed a dragon parade or performance like this before. Just be warned, the crowds are very heavy at the time of the dragon dance performances.

As with past years, there are booths set-up, selling local foods, snacks, treats, lanterns, balloons and other souvenirs. Oddly, we couldn't find any of the traditional bakery companies in the booths this year so you'll need to visit the normal street and mall based bakeries this year to buy your preferred moon cakes.

Overall, The Mid-Autumn Festival at Victoria Park is one of the best times of the year to visit this park. This year's 'Rising Moon' structure is interesting to see as are the many lantern creations scattered around the park. This is presently a highly recommendable activity for visitors to Hong Kong.

Tip: You can learn more about on the Discover Hon g Kong Mid-Autumn Festival webpage, on the holiday weekend. We were very pleased with the many lantern creations that were on display, many being of animal and food scenes.

Visited September 2013
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