Gardens in Hong Kong

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Gardens in Hong Kong

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  • VickyLargs
    Largs, UK82 contributions
    Easily accessible by MTR (Diamond Hill station in Kowloon), it’s a must-see when visiting Honk Kong. It’s so calm and serene that, along with Nan Lian garden nearby, definitely creates a sense of harmony with nature. Right in the middle of a huge megapolis HK is, surrounded by sky scrapers, it’s utterly beautiful. Got to know later that it’s the largest wooden building in the world. Allow at least an hour to enjoy not just the nunnery but also charming Chinese garden across, with pagodas, streams, bridges, waterfalls. Pop in to a little cafe in the garden for a cup of tea and try traditional toast with butter and condensed milk there.
    Written December 8, 2022
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China151,949 contributions
    There are quite a few parks around Hong Kong for families to spend leisurely time but little in the form of a proper zoo. Here you get a bit of both in a conveniently location on Hong Kong Island.

    For those who want to see animals, you have a few options including the WWF Mai Po Wetlands and Hong Kong Wetlands Park for birdwatching, the Kadoorie Farm and Botanical Garden up north in the New Territories and the Hong Kong Zoological & Botanical Garden in the heart of the Central District on Hong Kong Island.

    The Botanical Garden was officially opened to the public as a 5.6 hectare garden back in 1860. You can still see some of the historic pavilion, WWII Memorial arch, columns as well as old photos of the park during the old days. Now, the grounds includes a zoological section with bird, primates, meerkats and tortoises nicely situated amongst paved walkways through forested grounds. The Botanical Garden is always nicely landscaped with plenty of blooms to see throughout the year. Quite a few butterflies fluttering about as well.

    Overall, this is a good family friendly attraction for those staying in or visiting the Central District. You can combine a visit here with the Hong Kong Park with is less than 5 minutes walk northeast towards the Peak Tram terminus.
    Written September 28, 2022
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China151,949 contributions
    The Kadoorie Farm and Botanical Garden is located in the valley along Lam Kam Road between Tai Po and Yuen Long and is most easily accessible by way of bus route 64K. Opening hours are 9.30am to 5pm daily and entry fees are HK$40 (adults) and HK$20 (children aged 5-11).

    Note: The Kadoorie grounds are on the slope of a mountain. As such, you can purchase shuttle ticket (HK$10 per adult, HK$5 per child) and be driven to various drop off points from which you can walk back down to the entrance to the farm. Or take your time and walk upwards through the farm and garden grounds and take the shuttle back if you purchase ticket along with your entry fee.

    This organisation is dedicated to nature conservation, rescue and rehabilitation of native animals, some of which are endangered or rarely seen and education about sustainable living. Particularly impressive are the efforts towards rescued animals. There are numerous facilities spread around the grounds, where you can view leopard cats, muntjac (barking) deer, bats, raptors, interesting reptiles and other animals in respectable enclosures. There is often information provided about the animals including names and ages if interested.

    You will also find a lovely stream with surfaced walking paths and beautiful gardening and landscaping. This is a delightful area to walk and enjoy being in nature. Some benches and picnic spots can be found here and at other tranquil garden areas within Kadoorie as well.

    There is an area dedicated to sustainable farming examples and education. You'll find a farm shop and cafe called the Sun Garden Cafe near the entrance. There are public toilets in various locations within the kadoorie grounds. Note, best to print or download the Kadoorie map and layout before setting off to explore as you will quickly learn how large of an area is included. It can be a bit tricky finding particular enclosures if you don't know your way around.

    In the end, the location is a bit inconvenient of those in the city but the experience is rewarding for anyone who wants to spend 1/2 to 3/4 of a day in a valley countryside close to nature, especially a good option for those with children.
    Written January 3, 2022
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  • Michael K
    809 contributions
    As a park, Tamar Park is just so so. But what makes it distinctive is the fact that it offers a great vantage point for the Central Government Offices which consist of an East Wing and a West Wing linked at the top by an overhanging structure making the whole architecture resembling that of an open door. Also note that on Sundays the park is overwhelmed by Phillpino maids who congregate there on their day off.
    Written November 3, 2022
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  • Michael K
    809 contributions
    This is an interesting place to visit with many colorful birds on display in cages. There are also cute rattan bird cages for sale. It is also conveniently located at the end of Flower Market Road so you can visit both the flower market and the bird market at the same time.
    Written October 21, 2022
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  • Michael K
    809 contributions
    This is a nice small park with banyon trees but nothing spectacular to write home about except for a spiral staircase at the southeastern corner of the park. It forms an interesting pattern when viewed from the top, which makes for an interesting photograph. Note that on Sundays, Philipino maids on their day off tend to congregate at the shady area at the bottom of the staircase.
    Written November 3, 2022
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China151,949 contributions
    This is the largest city park in the New Territories. It is located between the Tuen Mun MTR Station and Town Centre and includes 12.5 hectares of much needed rural and leisure space for those in Tuen Mun.

    There are some interesting features within the park including a large artificial lake, a long series of cascades, and Reptile House with around 25 animals on exhibit. There is a two-sectioned innovative children's play area, elderly exercise equipment, jogging and walking paths, model boat pond, small amphitheatre, nice landscaping and flower beds, and some really impressive large tree specimen providing shade.

    Overall, this is a nice park and much needed green space in the busy town of Tuen Mun. It is a good place for those with residents, visitors and particularly those with children wanting to get away from the crowded streets and malls in the area.
    Written December 18, 2021
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  • Truthful Reviews
    London, UK7,425 contributions
    Get off at Diamond Hill MTR exit c and follow the signs outside to Chi Lin Nunnery.

    The gardens are a beautiful escape from the traffic of the city.

    A real good place to collect your thoughts and bin the bad ones!

    While here you might as well visit the monastery/nunnery of Chi Lin.

    Written March 25, 2019
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China151,949 contributions
    There is a small square shaped urban space squeezed in between Salisbury Road and Mody Road & Empire Centre and Intercontinental Stanford Hotel in TST East. This is the Mody Road Garden, which is basically an extension of the Urban Council Centenary Garden which is divided from this garden by Mody Road.

    What is interesting about the Mody Road Garden section is the Cultural Backyard (City Dress Up) configuration of colourful geometric shaped instillations found here. These are fun for the kiddies. As are the three bronze hats that are installed here in the garden. There is a bit of landscaping here and some expected park seats as well.
    Written June 13, 2021
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China151,949 contributions
    As part of the French May (2019) celebration in Hong Kong, there is an interesting exhibition at the Sha Tin Town Hall called 'Legend of the 20th century Art by Niki de Sant Phalle being held from 5 May to 2 June 2019. Opening hours are 10am to 8pm daily.

    You can also find outdoor installations of Niki de Saint Phalle, the French-American sculptor in the City Art Plaza space in front of New Town Plaza entrance, just across from the Town Hall.

    The sculptures are eccentric contemporary forms of human figures with colourful mosaic attire. The sculptures are of interesting shape and composition, providing visitors something unique and different to look at when passing through New Town Plaza shopping mall and the Sha Tin Park area of the city.
    Written May 12, 2019
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China151,949 contributions
    This is a small urban park situated east of Austin Station and west of Jordan Station on the Kowloon Peninsula. It is 1.5 acres in size and one of two parks in Hong Kong dedicated to King George V. The other is in Sai Ying Pun on Hong Kong Island. The Kowloon park was opened in 1941 and originally included a statue of King George V. However, it along with the park facilities were destroyed during the Japanese occupation.

    After WWII, traditional Chinese pavilion structures were built within the park grounds. You can also see a traditional Chinese style park entrance on the north side as well as some nice landscaping with wooden pavilion and grotto rock formations. Plenty of park benches with fair shade from the mature trees found within the park grounds. Football pitch and children's playground area round out the King George V Park in Kowloon.

    On the whole, it is a nice little urban park and opportunity for area residents to escape the busy street scenes on all sides. Worth a few minutes for a brief sit down if in the area and in need of a rest. Otherwise, you're not too far from the much larger and interesting Kowloon Park around 5 minutes walk south if this is what you are looking for.
    Written December 10, 2021
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  • Dileep Kumar
    594 contributions
    Quiet and peaceful garden located behind the Wong Tai sin temple. Garden is very well maintained and is a nice place to enjoy some quiet time with nature amidst of busy city life of Hong Kong.
    Written August 5, 2018
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  • Coryy20
    Port of Spain, Trinidad4,582 contributions
    You can skip this square. Except for a few shops and couple coffee shops that's it.
    I personally find this area a bit untidy. You can also see dried meat and susages hanging from some shop windows.

    If you are looking for shopping u can try elsewhere.
    Written November 2, 2016
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  • Michael K
    809 contributions
    Wan Chai Park is dominated by a large banyon tree. Other than that, it is the usual faire for neighborhood park including facilities for children's playground, soccer fields, and even a pool for launching model boats.
    Written November 2, 2022
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  • L S
    Hong Kong, China2,328 contributions
    Nina Fossil Garden is located at outdoor area of Nina Tower. It Covers an area of approximately 80,000 sq ft. It displays a collection of tree fossils. There are very few visitors and the guided tour has been suspended. There are only very few pieces of signage to introduce the formation of fossils, so it is difficult to know more about the fossils without the tour.
    Written July 3, 2016
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