Ma Wan Park is a nature garden in Ma Wan Island, New Territories, Hong Kong. It is comprised of themed gardens, renewable energy facilities and archeological exhibits, which aim to promote positive community values like love of life, family and environmental consciousness.
The park is a non-profit community facility run by Sun Hung Kai Properties and the Hong Kong government. It is adjacent to the Park Island apartment complex, a private residential development by Sun Hung Kai Properties.
Ma Wan Park is dubbed as a tourist attraction and education centre that combines nature, learning, arts and love, with an emphasis on outdoor interactive instruction.
One of the main attractions in the park is the Rainbow Wall, a 7-panel wall featuring two different but interrelated artworks per panel. Each artwork is inspired by the seven rainbow colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
A romantic garden featuring colorful blooms, vine covered arches, pergola and sculptures.A romantic garden featuring colorful blooms, vine covered arches, pergola and sculptures. A perfect venue for a lovers' stroll or a garden wedding. Aside from this one, there are other themed gardens in the park including Fern Garden, Iris Garden, Azalea Garden, Sunflower Garden, Riverside Garden, South American Garden, Australian Garden, Hong Kong Native Garden and Butterfly Park.
A showcase of different renewable energy systems developed by the park in cooperation with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The various renewable energy systems on display aim to teach guests the message of resource cherishing and sustainable development. These natural energy-harnessing devices produce electrical energy without harming the environment unlike traditional energy sources which uses fossil fuel.
The Adventure Journey is a series of training equipment and obstacle courses which allow guests, particularly students, to improve their personal confidence, teamwork and leadership abilities and cultivate positive values and life attitude by experiencing adventure-training activities.
As the name implies, this attraction is located in an elevated portion of the park and offers a magnificent view of the Ma Wan waterfront and the Tsing Ma Bridge.
A facility in the park that houses important archeological finds in Tung Wan Tsai North, Ma Wan, such as the Tang Dynasty Lime Kiln and Qing Dynasty Brick Kiln of Ma Wan, and Bust of Ma Wan Human Skulls from Late Neolithic.
Ma Wan Village
Features two Commemorative Tablets from the Kowloon Customs, which date back to 1897. Another important artifact on display is the rock with "Mui Wai" inscription, believed to be an early form of the place-name Mui Wo in Lantau.
A facility near the park specially built for observing solar activities. The Solar Tower features a 350mm diameter vacuum solar telescope, the largest professional telescope in South East Asia opened to the public. Through the telescope projection, visitors can eye-witness the Sun’s surface activity in real time.
Ma wan Park is open to the public for free during these days and times:
Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays - 1:00p.m – 6:00p.m
Tuesdays to Thursdays, Sun & Public Holidays - 8:00a.m - 6:00p.m
Exploration activities are available from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Registration is required and there is an admission fee.