5 Best Picnic Places in Hong Kong
Fast-paced city life and polished, shining indoors can sometimes seem to be too much. When that happens, give your senses a break and let nature be your rejuvenation. Bring a blanket and food and take your loved ones on a pleasant picnic and in Hong Kong, there is no dearth of beautiful natural escapes. Here is a list of top five places to picnic in the city:
Victoria Peak Gardens, Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak Park Gardens are the perfect place to be if you are looking for a picnic with some spectacular city views without all the bustle. The Chinese-style gardens are situated at an elevation, giving you panoramic views of Hong Kong. The place is also less crowded as compared to the other parks and gardens in the city, allowing you to enjoy your picnic in relative peace and quiet.
Turtle Cove, Tai Tam Rd, Stanley
There is no better place for a picnic other than a nice, sandy beach. Turtle Cove is a lesser-known, tree-lined bay on a quiet patch on the Southside beach. Enjoy your packed lunch and company with the backdrop of crashing waves under one of the lush green trees for a memorable day out.
Cyberport Waterfront Park, PokFuLam
If you enjoy views of the water but don’t want to picnic on the sand, then Cyberport Waterfront Park is just the place for you. Spread out your picnic blanket and enjoy the blue waters as you bite into your sandwich. This is also an excellent opportunity for animal lovers to interact with some playful dogs as this park is also popular with dog-walkers; with joggers and cyclists, as well.
Jordan Valley Park , Cha Liu Au, New Clear Water Bay Rd.
Once the site for a landfill, Jordan Valley Park is now a completely transformed place with wide, open spaces that allow for the best family picnics. A maze, a big playground and the two radio-controlled car-racing circuits provide ample entertainment for the little ones while you share a quiet moment in the serene greenery.
Inspiration Lake, Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island
True to its name, Inspiration Lake inspires the best picnics! Situated next to Disneyland, this place is as relaxed as its neighbour is frenetic. Lose yourself in the meandering paths here, or rest in one of several shaded lakeside pagodas – the best spots to sit and enjoy a bite against the majestic background of Lantau’s peaks. Visit on a weekday and enjoy a practically empty space to yourself; the weekends are also relatively quiet. Inspiration Lake also offers excellent opportunities for cycling and pedalling on the lake (in season).
With so many places to choose from, you cannot go wrong with a picnic in Hong Kong! Whether you are going with your friends, family or on a date, there is a place for you. Happy picnicking!