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Yuen Long Park - A Charming Respite in New Territories, Hong Kong

Yuen Long ParkYuen Long Park is a 7.5-hectare public park in Yuen Long District, northwest of the New Territories in Hong Kong. It was built on a hill with a natural woodland and is one of the most expansive public parks in the New Territories.

Officially opened to the public in 1991, the area's original rolling terrain and most of the trees were kept untouched during the construction of the park. There are more than 800 trees, including two ancient native evergreens called Yanmin, scattered around the grounds. 

At the top of the hill is a 7-storey pagoda which has become one of the most popular attractions in Yuen Long. The pagoda's lower floor houses an aviary while the upper levels serve as lookout points, providing visitors with spectacular views of the Yuen Long town and the new town of Tin Shui Wai.

Another highlight of the park is a charming ravine garden complete with a 13-metre waterfall which cascades into a stream that flows into the artificial lake filled with fishes and lotus plants. A footbridge snakes its way around the tranquil water and leads to a traditional Chinese pavilion sitting in the middle of the lake.

Other park facilities include a 400-square metre turfed gateball court, 7-a-side soccer pitch, 5-a-side soccer pitch, children's playground, fitness trail, a fountain plaza, fitness station for seniors and pebble walking trail. There is also an expansive grassy lawn, refreshments kiosk and lots of seating areas. All these and the lush surroundings make Yuen Long Park a great place for both the young and old to engage in athletic activities, relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

The park is open daily with free admission. The pagoda aviary is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. while other park facilities is available to the public 24 hours a day. It is located at the Town Park Road North in Yuen Long. Other nearby attractions include the Yuen Long town centre, Yuen Long Stadium and the Yuen Long Swimming Pool.

Yuen Long Park in New Territories, Hong Kong Photos

Yuen Long Park

Aviary Pagoda

Yuen Long Park

7-storey pagoda

Yuen Long Park

Chinese pavilion in the middle of the lake

Yuen Long Park

Expansive grassy lawn

Yuen Long Park

Cascading waterfalls

Yuen Long Park

Some of the park's more than 800 trees

Yuen Long Park

Fountain Plaza

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