The Hong Kong Park is one of the best places in Central Hong Kong to get away from all the hustle and bustle as well as the noise of the city. I try to walk through it every now and then, and when I have the time I visit the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware or the tea hosue next door.
Sometimes I also explore the aviary – and if you’ve not been there you should really go. It is tucked away in the western part of the Hong Kong park and it is free to visit.
It was opened to the public in 1992. The area enclosed by the mesh is approximately 3,000 square metres, with its highest point 30 metres above the valley floor. It has an elevated walkway that allows visitors to walk through the tree canopy. From there you can view the trees, plants and birds from various elevations and the whole valley from different angles.
A forest streambed has been created on the valley floor with shallow pools and small waterfalls. Flowing water emerges at the lower end of the valley, converging into a large forest pool. This lower pool is contiguous with a small lake beyond the exit of the aviary, forming a nice place for viewing waterfowl.
[Credit for these pictures goes to my friend Armin – thanks for taking those & sharing them with me]