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“Fun stop to make during Mid-Autumn Festival, best visited at night time during this holiday” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Victoria Park

Victoria Park
Ranked #74 of 807 things to do in Hong Kong
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Hong Kong, China
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“Fun stop to make during Mid-Autumn Festival, best visited at night time during this holiday”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

We sometimes have a walk through Victoria Park when visiting Causeway Bay. While not normally our favorite park in Hong Kong, we do quite enjoy stopping by here during the Mid-Autumn festival period, visiting the fair that is set-up within the park.

This year, there was a giant, onion looking structure that you could walk through and take pictures of (unfortunately the queue to enter was long). There are also many traditional Chinese seasonal displays spread out around the park as well as booths selling Mid-Autumn festival candles, lights, lanterns, souvenirs, treats and lovely moon cakes. Traditional dances, other performances and massive crowds make up the rest of the experience at Victoria Park during the Mid-Autumn festival.

Overall, some don't enjoy the heavy crowds that descend upon Victoria Park during holiday festivals. We don't mind so much these days, finding it nice to see so many local families out with smiles on their faces. And when you are nibbling on a nice moon cake, nothing seems that bad!

Visited October 2012
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“Day leisure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

The park is very picturesque and feels very safe. Plenty of conveniences close by and interesting to walk the many paths. We took a walk across the pedestrian overpass at the park and saw a fishing village. Very interesting. The park is more local, not tourist and a great way to spend the day,.

Visited October 2012
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“A cool oasis”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Our hotel overlooked Victoria Park so it was nice and near for us to visit. It's well tended and shady. They also have events on from time to time - might be worth checking before your trip. We sas the mid-autumn lantern festival which was amazing!

Visited September 2012
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“Clean”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

We passed by this park while searching for our hotel. It's a clean park with lots of plants surrounding it. I think if you would like to go for a walk or go jogging and do some sports and stuff, Victoria Park would be great because it's quite spacious compared to other places in Hong Kong. I don't really think there is any place in Hong Kong where you can jog around and stuff other than this park.

Just ride the MTR going to Causeway Bay and follow the signs going to Victoria Park.

Visited May 2012
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“One of our best city parks in Hong Kong”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is a good park in Hong Kong Island with a wide variety of public services, leisure facilities and green space. Victoria Park offers a break from the fanatically busy and crowded part of HK. While not a world class park like those found in NYC, London, Sydney just to name a few, Victoria Park is good enough and is potentially worth seeking out if you need to get away the chaos of the city without going all the way out to places like Sai Kung, Lamma or Lantau Island.

At Victoria Park you can find the original Queen Victoria Statue, that use to be located at Exchange (Statue) Square in Central. This is the parks link to Hong Kong's history. You can also find leisure grounds and facilities including tennis courts, soccer fields, basketball courts, swimming pools as well as a bowling green. There is also a jogging path, traditional pebble path and even some slightly wooded areas for walking. For families there are playground areas and a green if you just want to sit out on the grass. There is also a fun pool designated for motorboats models. Here you can watch locals playing with their water toys, some going quite fast!

During the Chinese New Year period there is a huge flower parade, which is the most popular of its kind in Hong Kong during this festive period. Also, there is a Chinese New Year fair at Victoria Park that is very fun, endless stalls, vendors, foods, souvenirs and sights to see. However, it must be noted that the crowds during the CNY period at Victoria Park are unbelievable at times, making it potentially difficult to have a good time. Many actually avoid the park during this time, as the rest of the city descends upon this area.

Overall, Victoria Park is one of our two or three favourite parks in Hong Kong. It is not on par with classics like Central Park in NYC or Hyde Park in London. But in overcrowded cities like Hong Kong, any green space is good and Victoria Park exceeds the basic park standards. It is a very good place to escape the normal crowds while in the Causeway Bay and North Point area of HK Island (assuming it is not the park itself that is generating the crowds - like during the Chinese New Year period).

Victoria Park is accessible by both the Causeway Bay and Tin Hau MTR Station.

Visited August 2012
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