HONG KONG – first thing comes to mind is Disneyland or perhaps shopping. Others want to experience what it’s like to live in the urban concrete jungle. However Hong Kong is not just that. Amidst the chaotic scene around its center and with all the hustle and bustle, there is a sanctuary where you can find peace and relaxation.
Here I’m sharing my top 3 favorite parks in Hong Kong. These parks are open to the public and admission is FREE.
1. Nan Lian Garden
The Nan Lian Garden, in my opinion, is the most beautiful garden in Hong Kong. It is a classic Chinese garden located in Diamond Hill. It features beautiful landscape, ponds, wooden structures, trees and rocks. I don’t need to say more, just check out the photos and see for yourself.
*Nearest station is Diamond Hill (Kwun Tong Line)
2. Hong Kong Park
Did you know that in Hong Kong there is a park that has a waterfall behind a towering skyscraper? Yes, Hong Kong Park houses a waterfall, several ponds, an aviary and a children’s playground. The park can be easily reached by walking through the Pacific Place Mall and its nearby escalator.
Statue of unknown World War I soldier
*Nearest Metro Station: Admiralty
3. Kowloon Park
Kowloon Park is located in the heart of the Tsim Sha Tsui district. The park is actually right beside the famous Nathan Road where many shops, cafes and restaurants can be found. So if you’re tired of walking and haggling around, this park is a perfect place to escape all the hustle and bustle of Tsim Sha Tsui. And the good news? The park has Wifi services that is both fast and free.
Picnic areas are provided so you can bring your own food and eat comfortably. There’s a McDonald’s take away counter and some vending machines that sell assorted beverages and some goodies.
Kowloon Park Aviary
The aviary houses different kinds of birds.
Hong Kong Avenue of Comic Stars
The Avenue of Comic Stars displays different comic figures lined along the stairs. It’s really cute and I’m sure all comic and anime fanatics would love this place.
I’m not really a big fan of comic characters but when I saw the Avenue of Comic Stars I was amazed. I really don’t have any idea that Hong Kong has a separate Avenue of Comic Star aside from one of its main attraction, The Avenue of Stars.
*Nearest Metro Station: Jordan and Tsim Sha Tsui (Tsuen Wan Line)
So what do you think, aren’t these parks worth visiting? Which one you would like to visit when you’re in Hong Kong?