Hong Kong Park, being built at a cost of $398 million and opened in May 1991, covers 8 hectares in Central and is an outstanding example of modern design and facilities blending with the natural landscape.
The present site of the Park was originally a garrison named Victoria Barracks. In 1979, the Government decided that the portion of the garrison near the foot of the hill should be used for commercial development and construction of government buildings while the mid-level portion be jointly developed by the former Urban Council and the former Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club for the provision of a park.
Arriving by the MTR Admiralty Station, entry into Hong Kong Park would be through Fountain Plaza. As you walk in you notice an avenue of flowing water with multiple fountains down the center as the water steps downward towards the Clock Tower.
The Flagstaff House of Tea Ware Museum
The Flagstaff House or Headquarter House was until 1978 the office and residence of the Commander of the British Forces in Hong Kong. Constructed between 1844 and 1846, it is gazette a historical monument. The two-storied building is now the oldest domestic building in Greek Revival style in Hong Kong.
In January 1984, this historical building was converted to become the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, a branch of the Hong Kong Museum of Art. It is the first specialized museum in the world devoted to the collection, study and display of teaware. The core of the museum collection included about 600 pieces of teaware and related vessels dating from Western Zhou (11th c.B.C. - 771 B.C.) up to the twentieth century.
In 1994, the K.S. Lo Foundation donated 25 items of rare Chinese ceramics and over 600 pieces of Chinese seals to the museum. The K.S. Lo Gallery, a new wing adjacent to the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, was built to house and display the items in December 1995.
The Artificial Lake in Hong Kong Park was well designed and built. It looks very natural with koi fish and a wonderful waterfalls that you could walk under.
Tai Chi Garden