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The Hong Kong Park, China

 
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welt-raiser's pictureby welt-raiser General travel tip
added on the 6th of September, 2010
When you think of a park, you imagine a green environment, with a lot of trees, paved walks winding through them, and benches alongside the roads. There are fountains or a lake, people are having picnic on the green grass, and others are jogging or just having a relaxed time. The park in Hong Kong is much more than that.

The first thing you notice about the place, which is something you can’t miss even if you want to, is the setting: on one side of the park skyscrapers rise high above the trees, on the other side, however, the mountains shape the skyline. It is the best photo sight, trust me.

There are several historical and entertainment buildings throughout the park which you can visit, like the Edward Youda Aviary, the Flagstaff house, the Museum and Arts Center, the Conservatory, botanical gardens, playgrounds, plaza, and so on. The contrast between nature and for example the artificial waterfall is quite eye-catching. This park is really unusual, controversial and therefore a place worth visiting.

Address:
19, Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong.

Opening Hours:
Park 06:00-23:00, conservatory & aviary 09:00-17:00

How to get there:
By bus: 12A runs btwn Chater Rd in Central & Kennedy Rd, alight at the first stop on Cotton Tree Drive.

On the web:
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