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Hong Kong Park: A Tranquil Oasis in the Heart of the City

Even in the heart of bustling Hong Kong, where skyscrapers dominate the skyline, you can find a harmonious blend of nature at the Hong Kong Park. Situated at the entrance leading to the Peak Tram terminus, this park is impressively spacious by Hong Kong standards.

“Occupying One Third of Yeouido’s Area”

Hong Kong Park covers an area equivalent to about one-third of Yeouido in Seoul, South Korea. Established in 1991 on a former military site, it boasts the largest greenhouse in Southeast Asia.

The park cultivates over two thousand plant species, and it even features an aviary with more than 700 wild birds representing over 100 species.

“The Aviary: A Highlight of Hong Kong Park”

One notable attraction within Hong Kong Park is the Aviary, which has specific operating hours. The Aviary, a large birdhouse, is open from 9 AM to 5 PM.

During my visit, it was already late in the evening, so unfortunately, I couldn’t explore the Aviary as it was already closed, leaving me somewhat disappointed.

Every Wednesday, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong, in conjunction with the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society, conducts free guided birdwatching tours inside the Aviary from 8 AM to 10 AM.

“Exploring Various Buildings Within Hong Kong Park”

Hong Kong Park also houses a variety of buildings worth exploring. Notable among them are the Hong Kong Visual Art Centre, located in the southwest, and the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, found in the northeast.

As one of the largest parks in the heart of Hong Kong’s city center, it provides a meaningful space where you can briefly escape the urban landscape and connect with nature.

“Hong Kong Park in Central, Hong Kong”