Friday, January 23, 2015

Hong Kong Parks

Have you ever had that experience when you see something far off in the distance and just want to see what it's all about?

Well, when we were down in Kennedy Town for lunch the other day, we wandered around while we were waiting for our 2pm lunch call time.

In the far distance, we saw some striped sticks.  Coming closer to it, we realized it was one of the local parks.

I thought it might be nice again to share a little about one of Hong Kong's local parks.  Some of Hong Kong's most popular parks are:

1.  Victoria Park in Causeway Bay
2.  Hong Kong Park in Admiralty
3.  and Kowloon Park in Tsim Sha Tsui

One of my favorite parks that I have visited, which carries a lot of history, is the Kowloon Walled City Park.

There are also loads of local parks found in every district, like the Tin Shui Wai Park (which is way up here in the New Territories) and my very own Yuen Long Park…though less frequented by tourists.  They are lovely places to rest at, read in, picnic in, and jog through.

Gosh, looking back, I have blogged a lot of parks...

Here are views of Belcher Bay Park…very nautical and very quiet!

There is a great green lawn in the center of the park, just like Victoria Park in Causeway Bay.  It's where a lot of people gather for morning Tai Chi and dance practices.

This park is the most nautically themed park that I have ever encountered in Hong Kong.  There are anchors, ship lanterns, maps, bouys, and the like scattered throughout the green ares.  It's a great place to take the kids, I'd say, and do a little I SPY.

Below is a picture of the jogging trail.  It isn't the best, but it is quiet and away from the playground area of the park.

If every you just want a break from the hustle and bustle of the City, just stop off at a park to regain your strength!