Saturday, November 19, 2011

Hong Kong Park



It was when I realised just how many places and photos that I would like to share with you that I decided that News From Italy was just not the right place to do so, especially as with this third post for Travel Tales I am still sharing the same day!  Hong Kong has so much to offer its visitors that I believe I have enough material to last a good while, especially if I revamp some of the posts I wrote on our first trip last year, some of the places we did not return to this time but I would still like to include them here.

To continue the day after visiting Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens and taking a ride on The Peak Tram we visited  another beautiful garden located just across the road from The Peak Tram Station.

Another oasis of calm within the city The Hong Kong Park was built at the cost of  HK$398 million and opened to the public  on 23 May 1991 by Sir David Wilson, the Governor of Hong Kong at that time. In the early colonial days of 1841 part of the area was called Cantonment Hill, where on its upper slopes Victoria Barracks,  was built between 1867 and 1910. The barracks were handed to the government in 1979 and the construction of the park became a joint project by the Urban Council (dissolved in 1999) and the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club (renamed the Hong Kong Jockey Club in 1996).

Covering an area of 8 hectares it is an excellent example of how the old and modern designs can be made to blend in with natural landscape. A few of the former buildings of the barracks have been conserved within the park and have been put to use as a Museum of Teaware, a Visual Arts Centre and a Marriage Registry Office.

One of the main attractions of the park is the Edward Youde Aviary where I took this first group of photos, ideally one should sit there for hours with a tripod to get photos of the birds that fly freely within this area, maybe another time.  This walk-though aviary features a collection of 800 birds of 100 different species, so many more than my photos show!


The Aviary in Hong Kong Park

Around the park.

Aquatic Creatures Hong Kong Park

Water features Hong Kong Park.


I hope you enjoyed the stroll through the park and that the blog format works ok for you, please let me know if it is causing you problems and if I can make further adjustments I will do so.

If you are interested in finding out more about the park you may want to visit the Hong Kong Park Official Website and more photos can be viewed in my Flickr Album Hong Kong Park where you will also be able to view in a larger format.

Copyright All rights reserved by LindyLouMac Photo Collection

With thanks also to  Wikipedia  for the historical information.


  1. beautiful photos, I enjoy seeing the park and the tall buildings in the back ground are a amazing as well!

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  2. It's all looking good now Linda and I can read it all in one go.

  3. Oh, wow! So many birds I never seen before. Some great pictures in your collection. Must have been a great trip!:-)

  4. I love the way you format the fotos! I am looking forward to following you on your travels. :)

  5. I love your themed, mini collages! This park looks so beautiful. An oasis within a vast metropolis. I love your Travel Tales idea and ave just signed up to follow you here, too.

  6. What a beautiful park..I enjoy Koi fish..You know they are banned here in Maine..I think they are afraid of them getting in our waters, not sure..
    Great pictures, as usual.

  7. I am playing on your new blog this morning. :D I love the header from the tram post. It has a Steampunk vibe to it!

    Your mosaics are amazing. I think Hong Kong is so beautiful, and I appreciate your sharing such amazing photos with us. I think this blog is a great idea to document all your trips and travels.


  8. Hi Linda, what beautiful collages you have made with your photographs, they are stunning. This would be great for anyone planning a trip to Hong Kong.Love Linda x

  9. Many thanks for so beautiful and interesting tour!
    Your photos and collages are wonrderful!!!
    The parc, is very nice!
    Many kisses

  10. Fantastic photos, this brings back many good memories. Diane

  11. Amazing photos, beautiful area. I love the collage.

  12. Hey ,

    This park is very beautiful it has awesome photos of animals, in this one of my favorite pick that is bird pick. Hong Kong Park is the awesome collection of the Animals and birds. Thanks for sharing with us you nice collection of photos.

  13. Wow...... I had to follow the link to check out the fountains and guess what *I* found?! TURTLES! Okay.....very cute. And the birdies--wow.....what a fabulous collection of birdies. That musta been some park! (thanks for tipping me off to more photos! LOL)

  14. I love all your photos! Hong kong I understand is a great tourist destination! The turtles are so cute!


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