Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

The Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens are one of the oldest zoological and botanical centers in the world.  The Gardens occupy an area of 5.6 hectares (13.8 acres) on the slope of Victoria Peak and opened to the public in 1871, making them the oldest park in Hong Kong.

I enter the Zoo on my descent from Victoria Peak and wander through the aviary to view the beautiful collection of birds of all types.

 First, the birds

Adjacent to the birds is the Green House with great tropical floral displays.

 The Green House

The central plaza offers a place to relax with views of the city outside the park and a Time Tunnel into the remainder of the zoo on the other side of the road, featuring a collection of historical photos taken in the park between 1865 and 1982.

 Plaza and Time Tunnel

On the other side of the Time Tunnel, I find the non-bird zoo inhabitants.

Through the tunnel

The Gardens offer a great break from city life and a variety that is just right for an afternoon wander.

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