The first review is absolutely crazy, Kadoorie farm was one of the highlights of my trip and i definitely plan to be back in the future. Firstly the park is a working living conservation base, Many trails are situated away from the main road so it would be difficult to explore the many types of flora/fauna/wildlife by only staying close to the main road so i would suggest to plan ahead and be prepared for trekking if you wish to explore the full landscape. i did notice some of the wild hunter birds a little unhappy but i also understand the reasons for why such birds need protection and rehab from trauma as most would not survive out in the wild so i guess this is a love hate scenario and i'm sure the park keepers feel the same for these animals. The scenery is stunning and wild, A world away from the metropolis bustle of hong kong, In fact i find it hard to believe the residents of hk do not show more appreciation for the natural surroundings as hk is home to some of the most amazing variety of wildlife in the world, Unfortunately under severe threat and uncertain future. I visited recently during the winter season and i noticed a lot of work being done further up the mountain, I hope this work is to expand on wildlife huts etc rather than touristy developments as it would be a shame to turn such a beautiful location into just another supply/demand consumer tourist haunt which would destroy the natural landscape and the purpose of the conservation park. Some of the fauna is very impressive, I was amazed by the chinese holly and bulbs, Also the mystical looking trees which during my visit were embraced in mist creating a peaceful but spooky atmosphere. I am a winter sports athlete and i found the trek from base quite difficult and at times very demanding but the overall experience was very much worth the effort. I wondered through the lower sections and made the trek to the highest point and back in 3 hours, I would recommend taking a drink in reserve for the duration of the trek , The humidity and altitude will be a challenge later on and the path becomes steeper from mid-point onwards. The park was very quiet during my visit this winter, I seen only local farmers during the trek up to the top, most people were in the lower section exploring the animal wildlife huts but even still i would say i only seen around 20 people in the entire time making it a great quiet retreat in the winter. Some animals were not on display such as monkeys but again understandable due to seasonal habitat. A bus is available to take passengers around the mountain but i would definitely recommend the trek just for the many trails and sights along the way. I hope kfbg continue to do such a great job and support and conserve the wildlife of hong kong, i want people to visit and support such a great place but i also wish kfbg remains off the beaten path and continues to maintain such natural beauty for years to come.
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