The Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Garden
The Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical garden lets visitors escape the chaos of modern-day living. Dating back to 1864, it is the oldest park in Hong Kong. Yet it remains a vital part of the city’s way of life.
The Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical garden covers 5.6 hectares and is situated on the northern slope of Victoria Peak. Indeed, it is perfect for anyone who wants to take a stroll for a bit of quiet meditation. On the other hand, the park can also be a great place to get together with family and friends.
Imagine yourself taking a leisurely walk in the garden. Be sure to pass by the charming water fountain amid a lush green landscape. Visitors would be in awe of the more than 1,000 species of plant life before them.
In addition to the plants, the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Garden is also home to a variety of animals including mammals, birds, and reptiles. The Heritage Trail is another part of the park visitors should not miss out. Consider it a trip down Hong Kong’s memory lane as each edifice is significant in the city’s vivid history – the Memorial Arch, the Stone Pillars, the Pavilion, the Bronze Statue of King George VI, and the Fountain.
If you are looking for some breathing space in the city, check out what the locals refer to as Bing Tau Fa Yuen (Bing Tau – head of soldiers, Fa Yuen – garden, in other words, garden for the commander-in-chief) Rest assured, the stroll will recharge you and get you ready for more sightseeing in Hong Kong.