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Covering an area of 13.47 hectares, Kowloon Park is one of the biggest parks in Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong, offering a full range of active and passive recreational facilities to the public. With abundant rare flowers and plants, precious animals and birds, Kowloon Park is one of the most appealing sites in Hong Kong. It is dubbed by the community as the 'Green Lung' of the city centre.

Kowloon Park was formerly the site of Whitfield Camp barracks for British force with a battery on its west side. It was redeveloped and transformed into a park in 1970. Its excellent location makes it an ideal place to overlook the beautiful and busy harbor.

Kowloon Park is installed with varieties of sports equipment and leisure facilities for visitors to enjoy themselves. The parkland boasts the Bird Lake and Aviary, Maze Garden, Color Garden, Chinese Garden, Roof Gardens, Banyan Court. Besides, a series of other pleasure grounds like the mini soccer pitch, the Fitness Trail, Children's Playground, Discovery Playground, Sculpture Garden, a piazza, swimming pool and sports center can be found here. 

The Children's Playground is right applicable for kids under nine years old. The equipment offered is measured to meet their size and ability. The application of the elastic safety floor is to minimize bumps and bruises of the kids. The site of the former forts and cannon emplacements on the hill of the park were replaced by the present Discovery Playground, aiming at developing the ability of exploration of the children under 13 years old. It is open from 06: 30 to 21: 00 every day. 

Sculpture Walk, falling into two sections, is an open-air exhibition featuring works by local sculptors and a magnificent bronze statue by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. The first section is dedicated to the permanent display of 12 pieces of sculptural works created by the local and foreign young artists. The other section is used to exhibit the sculptures of the renowned artists in turn. One of the major displays is the 'Concept of Newton'. 

If you are interested in strolling, the magnificent gardens at Kowloon Park are your best choice. You will have the best memory rooted in your mind. 

For bird lovers, the Bird Lake treats visitors to the intimacy of a diversity of waterfowl. More than 200 finches of 20 species are raised here. The aviary, composed of seven planted enclosures which accommodate over 140 birds of 38 species, is a good place to spot indigenous winged creatures. The rockery, man-made waterfall and the decorative trellis all lend much poetic atmosphere to the aviary.    

There are excellent performances from 14: 30 to 16: 30 every Sunday in Sculpture Walk. The free shows include the traditional martial arts, lion or dragon dance, by which the citizens are much more entertained. What's more, the data about the development of the martial arts and the historical information on lion dance are on display. Moreover, the stalls selling handicrafts, calligraphic works and some other souvenirs are set up from 13: 00 to 19: 00 on Sundays and public holidays. 

 Entrance Fee: Free

A. Subway: Take Subway Tsuen Wan Line and get off at Jordan or Tism Sha Tsui station and walk to the park;
B. Bus Routes: Take Bus No. 1, 1A, 2, 2C, 6, 6A, 7, 9, 13X, 26, 35A, 41A, 63X, 81C, 87D, 98D, 203, 208, 219X, 234X, 271, 281A, 296D or A2 and get off at Kowloon Park.

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