Monday, March 17, 2014

Traveling Tuesday: Tin Shui Wai Park

It's mid-March.  The Spring Season is here.  And, somedays, it is nice just to take a walk in the park.

We headed out to Tin Shui Wai and thought we would see what was out there.  That's what I like about living in Hong Kong.  I just pick a place to go, get off at the MTR stop, and get to walking!  This area was very residential.  Even though I had seen the Park before, I hadn't really checked it out.  There couldn't have been a better day to decide to explore Tin Shui Wai Park, being that it is not too cold or too hot at the moment.

How to get there:
You can either bike out to Tin Shui Wai New Town or take public transport.  Biking took us about 30 minutes from Yuen Long.  There are a handful of bike rental places in Yuen Long, if biking is your cup of tea.  But, going by public transport (MTR) is a lot more convenient, if you don't have a good sense of direction!

From Tin Shui Wai MTR Exit C or E, take a short walk over to the nearby Tin Shui Wai Light Rail Terminus and hop on the 705 or 706.

Light Rail Stops that take you closest to the Park: 
1.  Tin Shui Station
2.  Ginza Station

Like many of the local parks, there is a lot to do

There are great things to find, which make a great day of exploration... 
The Sculpture Walk is pretty interesting

The beautiful fountain in the center of the park

There are some beautiful places to sit, play chess with friends at, to read...or sleep

There is a little lake out there where people drive model boats

You can also find a bit of art out in Tin Shui Wai Park
Overall, it was a good early evening ride out there.  It was also great to see the amenities that the City had built for the people living in Tin Shui Wai.  I didn't expect the park to be as big as it was.  It is no Victoria Park, but comparable!

There weren't a lot of people out there.  There were people though!  There were people taking strolls, families playing on the gym equipment, kids playing with their model boats, and people engaging in all those other normal park activities (taking photos by the fountains!).  But, the park wasn't crowded, which is precious for me who doesn't like being in a crowd for too long.