"Hong Kong Park. Central, HK Island" Hong Kong Park (Admiralty) Tip by picek
Hong Kong Park (Admiralty), Hong Kong: 56 reviews and 137 photos
Quite lovely park under Victoria peak in HK Island, Central! Just a few steps from business district and you can already watch birds and turtles in ponds as well as see just married couples at photo session (yes, it's Marriage registrar right next to park, at Cotton tree drive).
If your time permits you can visit zoo and/or botanical gardens – which we didn't so I cannot comment on that part.
The rest of park is somehow squeezed under the slope and there are diverse sections and paths with fountains and artificial lakes and even artifical waterfalls. What man needs in city… it makes him create all that very close to him… to mimic the nature they say..
The ponds will have quite a lot of tortoises and fish, in the nice setting in shade and dark warter. The rocks and artificial waterfall seems to serve as the curtain background on young couples photos. You may walk in the upper elevation to catch more views or just walk at lower paths, both are fine. Further along the way you will get to fountain which extends through the park and connects different features and programs – and it ends into cascading steps, another waterfall design, yet here it looks less natural and more urban.
Park was opened in 1991 in place what used to be garrison site – before known as Victoria Barracks - and takes some 8 hectares of the area. Number of former garrison buildings from between 1842 – 1910 were preserved and were incorporated into park and nowsadays serve public purposes. In one of these you can visit Tea ware museum, while others were turned into park offices and marriage registrar and art centre.
Open from 6 am to 11 pm latest. Relate to other facilities for their working hours from parks website.
Address: Hong Kong Island
Directions: Central, HK Island - behind Bank of China skyscraper. Between Cotton tree drive, Kennedy road and High court building. At the corner is Pacific plaza.
Phone: 852 2521 5041
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