Hong Kong Wetland Park
Hong Kong Wetland Park
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Benson C
Singapore672 contributions
Jun 2020
This place isn't your typical Hong Kong excursion and I consider as a tertiary site to visit and only when all other excursions have been exhausted.

Getting to the place is easy enough, there is a MTR and light rail that services the Wetland Park. The entrance fee is 30HKD and the place can be covered between 1.5-2 hours (it isn't really large).

The park has a nice boardwalk around the mangroves and also 2-3 bird watching structures that look over into the Deep Bay harbor that separates Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

For photo enthusiasts it's a dream come true, the location is good for wildlife photographers who like birds and insects. Would recommend to make your way here during weekdays as the number of people during weekends and holidays does spook the birds away.

Overall average experience and it's really another side of Hong Kong and something that can be done in a lower priority compared to other activities (i.e. hiking).
Written June 25, 2020
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China155,047 contributions
Mar 2021
The Hong Kong Wetlands is ecotourism attraction northeast of Yuen Long in the New Territories. It includes an indoor education centre with exhibition halls, displays and informative learning opportunities as well as a 61 hectare wetland reserve for birdwatching and spending time outdoors. It is a good place for families to spend a few hours outdoors especially when the weather is nice.

Opening hours are 10am to 5pm daily (closed on Tuesdays). Entry fee is $HK30 per adult (free for children). There are public toilets, eatery, gift shop in the main centre. Presently, visitors are required to register with the Leave Home Safe mobile app. to enter and spend time in the Park.

The indoor exhibition area at the HK Wetlands is fun for children. There are a handful of zones and education areas of focus. Some displays are interesting and a good way to entertain the little ones, especially if visiting on a hot or rainy sunny day.

However, the main reason most visit the Wetlands is to spend time in the outdoor reserve area which is nicly laid out around natural water sources which serve as a wetlands for migratory birds, similar to the nearby WWF Mai Po Reserve just north of here.

You'll find a handful of bird hides some with multiple levels where you can watch for migratory birds. Expect to see lots of egrets, heron, sandpipers and the likes. During winter months, you'll likely see black-faced spoonbills and with a keen eye, there are a fair number kingfishers. Unfortunately, the hides are often overrun by families with loud and active children. This is unfortunate but a reality with having bird hides in a family-friendly wetland parks. For more serious birdwatchers, you may prefer to book a permit and tour into the Mai Po Reserve with the WWF instead.

In addition to the bird hides there are wooden bridges, mangrove boardwalks, artificial streams and butterfly gardens to enjoy as well. Keep your eyes open for mudskippers, fiddler crabs, turtles as well as dragonflies and butterflies. During our recent visit we spotted a common Changeable Lizard with a bright orange head in the tall grasses near the Fishpond Hide.

Note: Visit the Hong Kong Wetlands website to learn more about this ecotourism park. This is a comprehensive site with plenty of general information and maps you can print and use while exploring the outdoor reserves.

Note: To visit the Hong Kong Wetlands using public transportation, you can use light rail circular lines (705 or 706) from the Tin Sui Wai MTR Station. The park is a 6-7 minute walk from the Wetlands Park or Tin Sau stops. Direction signs are easier to follow from the Wetland Park exit.
Written March 21, 2021
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Joe
Budapest, Hungary3,336 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
Sometimes an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life is needed, but with time being a premium for most people it can be difficult to know where to go to relax and unwind. Well there’s an option very near Shenzhen that provides peace and quiet, as well as beautiful nature, without taking too much time and effort to get there.  And that place is the Hong Kong Wetlands Park. Now at first look it may not seem that impressive.  It’s not pristine and uber green in colour, but what it does have is a rugged, untamed natural look. Exactly what a nature reserve or wetlands should be.

Many people, when they think of Hong Kong, think of a sprawling urban landscape with a vibrant nightlife. While this is true of one aspect of this fascinating place, there’s also a side to Hong Kong that’s focused more on natural beauty, and on preserving the beautiful wetlands that are Hong Kong’s natural habitat. The Hong Kong Wetland Park is dedicating to showing people the beauty of Hong Kong’s wetlands and educating them about the ecological importance of preserving this beautiful area. Not only is it a conservation facility, but it also focuses on education and tourism. There is much to see and do here.  Sprawled out over 61 hectares, this place is truly enormous and is a testament to Hong Kong’s eco and nature mindset. It makes for a peaceful and beautiful walk, through a cornucopia of vibrant nature.  There is an abundance of flora and fauna around you, a vast range of bird species to spot (if you’re lucky) and even a crocodile!

Upon entry you’ll be greeted by the visitor information centre.  Here you’ll get to read about the wetlands, and the ecosystem.  There are interactive exhibits for the kids and some fish and insects in tanks to look at.  As you go outside you can see PuiPui the resident crocodile.  There are many areas you can walk through; the paths and direction are up to you.  There is a stream walk, mangrove boardwalk, and a butterfly garden.  Each path has its own unique nature to observe, and lots of information about them.  There are several ‘huts’ where you can sit quietly and try to observe some of the many birds which frequent these wetlands.  Of course, there is no guarantee which ones, if any, you’ll see.  Just have to be patient. Please be quiet if you’re in these areas as any noises will scare away the birds.  There are telescopes there to view up close, or you can use your camera, perfect for any nature lover or bird spotter.
Written September 29, 2022
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Neer Berchik
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Jul 2021
This place truly made me miss America. It was dirty, ants literally everywhere (can someone hose it down?) No birds whatsoever (can someone put a sign, no birds at the moment?)

I took my nifty Olympus gear.. hoping for a bit of bird spotting. Literally nothing. It was hot.

The vending machines were either 1) empty (red X), or 2) produced warm bottles. (Can someone refill the vending machines more often?)

The experience was just bad. Disgusting at times. And uninspiring at best.
Written July 9, 2021
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EastmeetsWestAB
London, UK1,436 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
A great day out and it is not too difficult to get to from central as there is a direct bus to get to the wetland park.

The park is nicely done and the entrance fee is reasonable. Unfortunately there are a lot of big ants now and the park will not treat it. Make sure u bring an insect repellant with you. Food here is OK but do bring your own food or drinks.

The hides is lovely. It is really a brilliant hiding place to cool yourself down and take pictures of birds. I can sit in the hides for ages provided there are no swarms of ants.

Would definitely recommend.
Written May 13, 2021
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Dec 2018 • Friends
We took the tram from Tin Shui Wai and its was a nice quote tour.
Had lunch in the cafe at the entrance which is basic and not so good
Started the tour and saw many ducks and storks in the lake
But other than them couldn’t see anything special. May be as it’s winter and wrong timing
The area is also very small where you can finish in 2hrs maximum

Nothing exciting for me 😒😒😞😞
Written December 24, 2018
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HoChan
HK3 contributions
Having lived in HK for 12 years, I finally decided to make my way ot the Wetlands park for a day trip. What a great disappointment. There were thousands of people crammed onto narrow walking paths and small huts (I think they were viewing huts. For viewing what? I see more birds from my home in Ma On Shan). This park is an example of "pork barrel" spending by the HK government. How can they justify such a large investment in this facility? Their heart was in the right place (conservation, having a natural place for kids to visit etc), but they simply dont have the wildlife to pull it off. It is, quite simply, a big wet park full of people. Dont go there.
Written January 30, 2009
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ilove2xplore
The Bund, China1,572 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
This place is amazing! There is a direct bus (bus no. 967)going to Tin shui wai, by train if you're in HongKong island interchange in tsim tsa tsui to the west rail line - going to Tin tsui wai and exit E and take light rail transport remember to take number 705 or 706 its in station 1 , and ready your $30HK admission fee, but remember to wear your comfy shoes, the park really huge~ so many things to see, such as diff.types of birds, fishes, butterflies, etc., definitely this place the children will love to visit there is also a place for educational stuff, like history, human cycles etc., nothing much to say ~ but this park really interesting! Definitely worth to visit.
Written January 12, 2017
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China155,047 contributions
Apr 2016 • Solo
The Hong Kong Wetlands is a ecotourism park (HK$30 per adult, HK$15 per child) located in the northern part of Yuen Long in the New Territories. It includes both a Wetland Reserve of 61 hectares as well as a Wetland Interactive World, which is a series of exhibition halls, displays and interactive faculty for the purpose of education and entertainment. Opening Hours are 10am to 5pm daily.

This is a respectable attraction being situated in a densely populated place like Hong Kong but best to be realistic about a natural wetland attraction like this. In the Reserve, there are numerous wooden deck trails and designated areas to visit, including a handful of bird hides. You can spot a few birds but unfortunately, the hides are likely to be overrun with visitors talking and enjoying their time out of the city, making them less suitable for actual bird watching.

There are areas to see mudskippers, fiddler crabs, fish, turtles and you'll likely some dragon and butterflies as well as loads of people. If you visit midday on weekends for example, the Wetland Reserve will be crawling with people. During these times, be realistic about seeing wildlife and having a true nature experience.

When it comes to the Wetland Interactive World section of the park, think more entertainment and education then nature. There are some interesting galleries and plenty to keep your eyes busy learning about wildlife, ecosystems and human interactions with both. This area in particular is great for families with younger children, as they can touch and try quite a few of the interactive displays. Plus, its air conditioned so you have a break from those warm summer days.

Overall, the Hong Kong Wetlands is a nice local endeavour and place worth visiting for those with children or those simply wanting to spend time away from the city.

Tip: Best way to find the park from the centrally located hotels is to make your way to Tin Sui Wai MTR Station, then to transfer to the LRT - light rail (705) circular route, calls upon the Hong Kong Wetlands Station. The Wetland park is a 5 minute walk from there.
Written May 5, 2016
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KLMichael
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada16 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
It is a perfect place for a geographer, a photographer and environmentalist. As a tourist you would not expect city like Hong Kong with such a big wetland park! The Wetland Park is natural and beautiful place four tourist, it is defiantly a "must" for a photographer like me.

However, Wetland Park is quite far from the city, it takes me almost an hour from the Hong Kong Island. I would not recommend you to visit, if are already living in the countryside and staying in a place like this everyday.
Written August 22, 2013
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