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Kowloon Park Hong Kong - 'Green Lung' of Tsim Sha Tsui

Kowloon Park Hong Kong is located in the central zone of Tsim Sha Tsui. It is one of the largest parks in Kowloon at about 13.5 hectares (33 acres) and is considered as the 'green lung' of the city. The park was formerly a site of Whitfield Camp barracks for British force with a battery(Kowloon West Battery II) on its west side.

The park is known for its classical Chinese style and the variety of rarely-seen beautiful birds and flowers. It also boasts of attractions that will surely delight visitors, locals and tourists alike. Some of the most popular attactions in the park are the Maze Garden, Color Garden, Chinese Garden, Roof Gardens, Banyan Court and Bird Lake.

There are also a mini soccer pitch, a Fitness Trail, Children's Playground, Discovery Playground, Sculpture Walk & Sculpture Garden, a piazza, an aviary, a swimming pool and a sports center. The park also houses a swimming complex which can accommodate more than 1,500 people. It is one of the best equipped swimming pools in Hong Kong and the only venue on the Kowloon side suitable for staging major or international swimming events.

Leisure activities also abound in the park. Every Friday morning (from 07:30 a.m. to 09:30 a.m.), the park offers bird-watching activity for visitors free of charge. The meet up point is at the arcade of the park. On Sundays (2:30p.m. to 4:30p.m.), there are free performances on the Sculpture Walk, including lion/dragon dance and different disciplines of martial arts. There is also a mini bazaar at the loggia of the park exit every Sundays and Holidays (1:00p.m. to 7:00p.m) where a variety of goods are sold such as traditional Chinese handicrafts, calligraphy and other souvenir items.

Adjacent to Kowloon Park Hong Kong is the Park Lane Shopper's Boulevard, a shopping mecca for the fashionable set.  The shops there offer a variety of apparel from both local and imported suppliers.

Kowloon Park Hong Kong Photo Gallery

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