Oasis in the city: Kowloon Park
|Kowloon Park is a large public park
in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It has an area of 13.3
hectares (33 acres). The park was formerly the site of the
Whitfield Barracks of the British Army, with a former
battery (Kowloon West II Battery) in the northwestern part
of the Park.The Urban Council redeveloped the site into the
Kowloon Park in 1970.
|Map of Kowloon Park (Source: Hong
Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department)
|I saw the four characters of 九龍公園
Kowloon Park) as soon as I arrived.
|The Christmas decorations are still
|Christmas decoration in the pool.
|Children's Playground - Paved with
safety matting to minimize risk of injury, the playground is
suitable for children between 2 and 5 years old and between
5 to 12 years old.
|I don't know the specific meaning
of this totem, does anyone know?
|Discovery Playground - The restored
fortifications and cannon emplacements on the knoll are
transformed into a playground for children under the age of
|This banyan tree is very strong.
|The three gun emplacements in the
aera were known ak Kowloon West Battery. The Battery
commanded the then British prtion of Kowloon Peninsula out
to the entrance to Victoria Harbour between the Stonecutters
Island and Green Island.
The jogging track in Kowloon Park, where the air is fresh
and suitable for running.
Aviary - The Aviary is comprised of seven planted enclosures
which accommodate over 90 birds of 24 species, including
Blue & Yellow Macaw, Green-winged Macaw, Victoria Crowned
Pigeon, Nicobar Pigeon and others.
|The landscaped setting,
complemented by arbours, artificial rockeries and waterfalls
at the entrance, further enhances the attractiveness of the
|The Bird Lake is comprised of a
large Flamingo pond and a small waterfowl pond. Both are
landscaped and support a total of over 130 birds of around 5
different species, among which the main attraction is the
flamingos. The Bird Lake is famous for its outstanding
breeding success with Greater Flamingo.
|Located in Kowloon Park, once the
site of the British Army's Whitfield Barracks, the Hong Kong
Heritage Discovery Centre is housed in two of the old
barrack blocks, which were probably built in the late 1890s.
It was used from 1983 to 1998 as the temporary premises of
the Hong Kong Museum of History. The blocks were restored by
the Antiquities and Monuments Office in 2003 and
subsequently developed into the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery
Centre in 2005. The buildings are now used for heritage
education and publicity. Unfortunately, it was temporarily
closed during the epidemic.
|Bauhinia × blakeana was first
discovered in Hong Kong in 1880 and was therefore designated
as the city flower of Hong Kong. Since Bauhinia × blakeanais
a hybrid plant that cannot reproduce on its own, this means
that all Bauhinia × blakeana in Hong Kong is a replica of
the Hong Kong Orchid Tree that was first discovered in the
wild in 1880 (and the only time it was discovered in the
|The ornamental garden occupies an
area of 40 metres by 20 metres. It is also an active
|The entrance of the Chinese garden
is full of Chinese style.
|Antique Chinese pavilion and lotus
|There are also red leaves to watch.
|Hong Kong Avenue of Comic Stars -
The Avenue displays painted sculptures of 30 local comic
characters in the height of 1.8 to 3 meters, and bronze
handprints of 10 distinguished local comic artists to
demonstrate the special features of Hong Kong comics for the
older generation to recall their childhood memory of
favourite comic characters and for the younger generation to
experience the uniqueness of Hong Kong comic culture.
Tourists may also learn more about the diversity of Hong
Kong culture, whilst the Kowloon Park is turned into another
scenic spot of creativity. In addition, exhibits on the
history, achievements, production processes and the latest
development of Hong Kong comics are also staged at the
|Old Master Q is a popular Hong Kong
manhua created by Alfonso Wong. The cartoon first appeared
in the newspapers and magazines in Hong Kong on February 3,
1962, and later serialised in 1964. The comic is still in
publication today, and is the oldest Asian comic series in
McDull is an anthropomorphic pig cartoon character that was
created in Hong Kong by cartoonist Alice Mak and Brian Tse.
Although McDull first made his appearance as a supporting
character in the McMug comics strips, he has since become a
central character in his own right. McDull has featured in
several comics, TV shows, and films, and has become
extremely popular in Hong Kong and East Asia.
|Entrance to Nathan Road in Kowloon
|When having fun in Tsim Sha
Tsui, you might as well arrange an hour to come to Kowloon
Park, which will definitely bring you a different feeling.
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