- Type: Picnics, Parks & Gardens
NileGuide Expert tip:
Despite urban development, there are still old trees on Nathan Road, Haiphong Road. According to the Government's regsiter of old and valuable trees, 13 camphor trees on Haiphong Road are 130 years old, and all the Chinese Banyans on Nathan Road are 70 to 120 years old. Meanwhile, in Kowloon Park it's common to find trees that are over a century old.
- Once the Whitefield Barracks, the site of military barracks for British and Indian troops, the 14 hectare Kowloon Park is an oasis of green in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui. Those who are familiar with old photgraphs of hong Kong will remember the image of a broad, tree lined Nathan Road.
The parkland attractions include a bird lake and aviary, a maze, Chinese gardens and a banyan tree court. Sculpture Walk is an open-air exhibition featuring works by local sculptors and a magnificent bronze statue by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. At night, the sculptures are illuminated. Kowloon Park is also home to the Urban Council Health Education Exhibition and Resources Centre, the Hong Kong Museum of History, and a large sports complex.
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