Hong Kong’s biggest public park sits along the waterfront of Causeway Bay, one of Hong Kong’s busiest and most crowded commercial centres.
In a place that is short on flat space, Victoria Park provides much-needed room for families to play, for joggers to get their morning run, for the elderly to practice tai chi, and for maids to enjoy their day off.
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 many local buses, and the Hong Kong Tramways.
With tennis courts, soccer pitches, basketball and volleyball courts, and a huge swimming pool complex, Victoria Park plays host to a wide variety of sporting events, both local and on the international scene. For example, the annual Prudential Hong Kong International Tennis Open is held at the tennis facilities at Victoria Park, bringing in some of the biggest names in tennis.
Victoria Park is a popular spot for large-scale local events, most notably the Mid-Autumn Festival lantern displays, and the vibrant Chinese New Year Flower Market. These events attract tens of thousands of people, so you can expect big crowds and lots of activities.
This green space is pleasant enough to walk around, with beautiful landscaped gardens, benches in the shade, ponds, and walking trails. Within the park you’ll also find the statue of Queen Victoria, after which the park was named.
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.