Scenes of some of Hong Kong's famous attractions.
Conveniently located between the
Tin Hau area and Causeway Bay area, Victoria
Park (named after the English queen) is one of the main city parks on Hong Kong Island
and the venue for major events on special occasions. It includes several
pools of water located in the garden area that are often used by the
locals for remote-controlled boats.
The area was originally used as a
shelter to protect fishing boats and yachts during typhoon seasons. In
the 1950s, the shelter was relocated to the north and the park was
It is the largest and most
famous park in Hong Kong, first opened to the public 40 years ago. It
includes leisure facilities such as tennis and squash courts, a swimming
pool, football fields, a handball court, basketball courts and bowling
greens. The outdoor environment facilitates various events and
demonstrations making it one of Hong Kong's key focal points. The park
is often used during various demonstrations.
Victoria Park boasts the
biggest flower fair in Hong Kong, held just before the Chinese New Year.
Park web site.