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Home > Sightseeing > Districts > Hong Kong Island > Admiralty > Hong Kong Park

Hong Kong Park

Located on ground that was previously the British Army Victoria Barracks the Hong Kong Park is a very nice if rather strangely shaped park near the central part of Hong Kong.  It suffers mostly from being built on a steep slope so is not at all a good place if you can't walk up and down easily.

For most visitors to Hong Kong the park is probably of limited attraction, except perhaps if you have kids as it has two very kid friendly areas.  The huge aviary which you can walk through is really great, with tree-height wooden walkways bringing you up into the higher part of a natural-looking little patch of forest.  So you can be eye-to-eye with the birds instead of having to look up all the time, yet the birds are in their natural tree top height. 

Beside the aviary is the conservatory with a range of local and interesing plants.

Younger kids will also appreciate the large, by Hong Kong standards, playground which also turns the steep slope the park is on into an advantage with slides that go from level to level.  There is even a sand-pit which is the only public playground sandpit I know of in Hong Kong.

There is a nice little cafe in the park which overlooks the pond, and strangely sells Thai food.  Not very Hong Kong!  Though come to think of it the food kiosk in Victoria Park also sells Thai food.

Beside the cafe is also the Flagstaff House Teaware Museum which is a must-see if you have interest in ceramics, and worth a look if Chinese culture or the old colonial building is something you want to know more about.

Opening hours

The park is open  6am to 11pm, but some of the interesting parts have shorter hours.  In particular the Aviary is only 9am to 5pm which is a shame.  The cafe opens at 11am.

Getting there

Take the escalator up from the Pacific Place Mall or else take a taxi.


As well as Pacific Place this is actually near to the Peak Tram terminus as well as the Botanical gardens, but both are rather inconvenient to get to via walking.  So on leaving the park I'd just go down to the mall again.

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