Hong Kong’s biggest public park sits along the waterfront of the commercial centre of Causeway Bay, providing a green oasis in the middle of the city.
Most people get there by taking the MTR to Causeway Bay, and then a quick walk towards an iconic meeting point—a large water fountain just off Gloucester Road, at the entrance to the park. However, you can also take local buses and the historic street tram.
Since wide open spaces are a rarity in the city, Victoria Park is a popular spot for large-scale local events, most notably the Mid-Autumn Festival lantern displays, or the vibrant Chinese New Year Flower Market.
The park also plays host to lots of markets, concerts, expos, and international sporting events, such as the annual Prudential Hong Kong International Tennis Open.
This green space is pleasant enough to walk around, with beautiful landscaped gardens, benches in the shade, walking and jogging trails, and lots of public sports facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis courts, and soccer pitches.
On Sundays you can find families playing, and the city’s domestic workers enjoying their day off.
Victoria Park is worth strolling through, especially when you need a break from the traffic and congestion of the city, and if you are in town during one of the big events, be sure to attend.