Located in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of Hong Kong, Kowloon Park is a peaceful, green oasis right in the heart of this incredibly busy part of the city. It covers an area of just under 33 acres, with a varied landscape connected by pathways snaking through preened shrubs and ancient banyan trees.
Kowloon Park was officially opened in 1970, and in 1989 it was redeveloped at a cost of $300 million. The park is traditionally Chinese in style, and is home to a variety of rarely-seen birds, trees, and flowers, along with a myriad of activities and attractions.
Scenic spots within Kowloon Park include Maze Garden, Color Garden, Chinese Garden, Roof Gardens, Banyan Court, and Bird Lake. For the more active types, there’s a huge swimming pool, a sports center, and a mini-soccer pitch, along with a number of walking trails and children's playgrounds.
On Friday mornings, the park holds bird-watching activities free of charge. There are also performances each Sunday that incorporate lion dancing and kung fu, as well as stalls selling traditional Chinese handicrafts, calligraphy pieces, and more.
To reach Kowloon Park, take the metro to Tsim Sha Tsui Station (exit C2).