Hong Kong Park is tucked away behind the Bank of China Tower, Pacific Place Shopping Centre and the High Court Building. Until you are actually inside the eight hectare park you dont realise how much there is to it and you certainly could spend longer than a few minutes strolling around if you decide to explore further away from the central path.
There are several man made lakes with real turtles (terrapins I think), lotus ponds, waterfalls cascading over artificial rock formations and quirky fountains. There is also a huge aviary which I didnt have time to walk through and a conservatory containing many species of exotic plants and lots more artificial rocks !!
Flagstaff House which was built soon after the British Occupation of Hong Kong sits in the parks northern corner. This striking colonial building is a complete contrast to the rest of the park. The museum inside houses an interesting collection of antique tea ware dating back to ancient times and is open to the public. You can have tea in the Tea Shop.
Hong Kong Park is the biggest city park , 8 hectares, in Central District surrounded by modern skyscrapers. Within the park itself is a green garden with many modern facilities including the modern water stream with fountains, HK Visual Arts Centre, Sport Centre, Restaurant, Conservatory, Olympic Square, Aviary, and etc. If you have spare time, you can visit The K.S Lo Gallery and Flgstaff House Museum of Tea Ware in the Park, beautiful colonial style buildings.
The Statue of John Robert Osborn is here to commemorate his bravery and sacrifice to the fight with Japaneses troops in December 1941. The site was once Victorial Barracks, a British Garrison in Hong Kong.
It is a short walk to the Peak Tram Lower Terminus.
I was there during New Year, I could still see the Christmas & New Year decoration in the Park. It is a clean and beautiful park with good maintenance.
Hong Kong Park lies between Admiralty and Central. You can enter it by taking the MTR to Admiralty, going into Pacific Place shopping mall, then taking the escalators up towards the British consulate. The park is surrounded by tall buildings, but it is still a very pleasant spot for a visit.
On the park grounds there is a large open aviary; a conservatory showcasing the flora of different climatic zones such as desert, tropical; there is a teaware museum housed in Flagstaff House the oldest existing colonial building in Hong Kong, an art gallery also housed in an old colonial building and a large lake with a waterfall feature, fish and turtles.
The park is open from 6am to 11pm daily and is free entry.
The aviary and conservatory are open from 9am to 5pm and are also free entry.
There is a children's play park with a much loved huge slide at the top end of the park.
The park also contains a restaurant which is pretty good and in a lovely setting. Management of the restaurant changes a lot. The current restaurant is Italian and Thai. Open 11am to 10.30pm.
Surrounding the Flaffstaff House (Museum of Teaware) in Hong Kong Park are several stones. These stones have calligraphy in gold on each stone. I have no idea what they meant but they were interesting.
The Meorial to John Robert Osbourn is in Hong Kong Park. He was the first Canadian awarded a Victoria Cross in the Second World War. His was the only Victoria Cross awarded for Battle of Hong Kong. Osborn Barracks in Kowloon Tong, New Kowloon was named after him.
As I have written many times, I love Hong Kong Park.
One of my favorite places within the park is Fountain Plaza. I have seen many wedding pics being taken while here over multiple visits so it seems many people agree with me.
The fountain here is just a peaceful calming place to sit and be. Especially after a long overnight flight this is one of the things I see that tells me "I'm Back."
Next time you're in Hong Kong before heading up to the peak, swing by Hong Kong Park and see my favorite places.
I love the Hong Kong Park. And because I always stay at the Conrad, I go every time.
Tucked into Admirality behind the Pacific Place Hotel complex, Hong Kong Park is one of those treasures you always hope to find.
The park is also home to the Hong Kong Teaware Museum.
Hong Kong Park is located next to Cotton Tree Drive, right above Pacific Place.
It is located on a slope, & beautifully adorns the surrounding landscape. Looking towards Victoria Harbour, you could see the many office skyscrapers of Central. If you turn a 180 angle, you would see the summit of Victoria Peak & the affluent Mid - Level condominiums.
It is so beautiful that my parents decided to take their marriage photos here..._?_yrs ago...
In the park, there are many beautiful gardens & paths set out for the public to enjoy. My personal favourites are the waterfall & the fountains. There is also a conservatory, a Games Hall, a Squash Centre, a Garden Plaza, a landscaped garden & a Tai Chi Garden.
Conservatory and Aviary : 9.00am - 5.00pm
Outdoor facilities 6.30am - 11.00pm
Built in the 1840s, Flagstaff House originally served as the office and residence of the Commander of the British Forces in Hong Kong. It was converted to the Museum of Tea Ware in 1984.
This museum houses one of the biggest teaware collections I had ever seen. They are mostly artifacts from Imperial China, with some made in Ming & even Song Dynasty.
The museum also holds public presentations to promote Chinese tea drinking culture.
Many of the treasures were actually donated by Dr. K S Lo, so a wing was named after him in 1995.
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.
Visiting Hong Kong Park was like stepping into another place. With all the high rise buildings that surround Hong Kong, it puts contrast to the area with the abundance of open spaces, landscaped gardens, colorful flowers & tall trees. We spent our afternoon walking, running or sitting on the benches when we get tired. During our short stay, there was a wedding being held at Park. After a year, we also had our wedding at the Civil Registry at Cotton Tree which is just nearby the Park :)
Very nice park with a small zoo and botanical garden. The zoo has a small mammal collection (mostly monkeys), but also has a very nice collection of birds. During the weekdays, this park is frequently visited by children on school field trips.
Flagstaff House is one of the oldest colonial-style building remaining in Hong Kong, having been built in 1846. It has been a long-time residence of the Commander of the British forces in Hong Kong during colonial times until 1978 and was called Headquarter House until 1932. Today it houses the Museum of Tea Ware, which has been housed here since 1984.
Open: 10am-5pm daily. Admission is free.
The aptly named Hong Kong Park is one of the islands largest parks covering an area of 80,000 m². It is located off Cotton Tree Drive near the Admiralty MRT station and was opened in 1991. Like other parks in Hong Kong, it is surrounded by skyscrapers but this doesn't distract from just how nice the park is. It features a few historical buildings such as Flagstaff House which dates from 1846 and is now home to the Museum of Teaware, Rawlinson House which used to be the former house of the British Deputy General and Wavell House, former quarters for married British officers as well as Hong Kong's largest aviary - the Edward Youde Aviary. The park is also very popular for married couples to have their pictures taken against flower borders and water features whilst wearing their white wedding outfits.
We visited Hong Kong Park which was really nice. Check out all the tropical fish in the water and the terrapins. It's a great landscape to take photos as well with the sky rises in the background. It's free and well worth a visit.