Oasis in the city is a much-loved venue for tourists and locals alike

Hong Kong Park is a favourite spot for Hongkongers to take a break from the urban landscape, even if just to walk through it from one area of town to another. The eight-hectare park was built on the colonial Victoria Barracks, and some of the old barrack buildings have been preserved – one is now the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware. Elsewhere, there is a focus on water, with an artificial lake and a waterfall; birdlife is abundant throughout the park, and it is home to many old and valuable trees – facilities include a conservatory and an aviary.