Thursday, October 6, 2011
On the first day of my visit to Hong Kong, Michelle and I strolled around Tsim Sha Tsui area to continue to the Victoria Peak. While trying to find our way to the Peak, we by chance crossed Hong Park. Located in the middle of the big city, Hong Kong park is one of the most charming and surprising areas in the city. It is a public park featuring a combination of nature and modern architecture. To access the site, take MTR, get off at Admiralty station and take C1 Exit.
A stone stele of Hong Kong park warmly welcomes visitors. When I reached this site, I was curious to have a look what’s inside.
The park is in an open area and free of charge. It is open every day from morning until evening. Occupying eight hectares in Central, the park was undertaken at a cost of $398 million and was opened in May 1991. Originally called Victoria Barracks, it features modern design and facilities blending with the natural landscape. The park preserved a number of garrison buildings between 1842 and 1910 including the Flagstaff House (currently the Flagstaff House Museum of Teaware), the Rawlinson House (currently the Park Management Office and the Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry), the Wavell House (currently the Education Centre), and the Cassels Block (currently the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre).
The park is filled with uniquely designed statues and stone steles
At the center of the park, you can see an artificial lake and a waterfall
What a beautiful and tranquil view the park has
Artificial fountain at the center of the park
Thousands of people visit Hong Kong park every day. People spend their time with their loved ones to enjoy the cool breeze or simply to get inspiration for their hobbies. Take your time to roam around the park to recharge you after a week long battle with city life. Because of its tranquility, the park has become a perfect place to break from the humdrum and to escape from the bustle life of the Hong Kong city.
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Michelle and I only spent a short time in the park since we had to rush to the Peak Tram before the day got darker. The park is a good transit for us before we reached our destination. We thanked God we found another interesting place on our way to the Victoria Peak... Victoria Peak, we're comingggggg..... wo men lai le.....
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