Hidden Green Spaces, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park

December 24, 2014 by in Activities, Sightseeing tags:

Sun Yat Sen statue and lawn

On the Western end of the Central Western Waterfront Promenade, is a beautiful park, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park. It is the only park in Hong Kong named for a Chinese leader and a revolutionary to boot. He was exiled by the British and is believed to have come to this park by boat to meet his supporters. There is a statue of Sun Yat-sen in the center of a large lawn where people picnic, do tai chi and play freely. Yes, there is a large lawn in Hong Kong!



The park is on the waterfront and the views are amazing. It is west of the Hong Kong- Macau Ferry Terminal providing optimal views of the fast ferries speeding up. Some of the turbojets look like they are flying at 50 knots. The park also has some beautiful statues and a reflecting pool. There is also a playground. All of these features add up to a little oasis amidst the skyscrapers of Hong Kong.



For Hong Kong residents there is also an indoor sports centre, with a pool and other facilities. There are also football pitches and basketball courts available if booked in advance through the Hong Kong Leisure and Culture Services Department.


Details: No 18 Eastern Street North, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

About the Author:
Lizzie is a mother of two boys, aged 7 and 10 and a co-founder of JrMagellan. She has lived in Hong Kong for 6 years and has been an avid traveler all her life. She loves to eat, play, shop and experience and explore new places with her family.

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