Monday, January 28, 2013
Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden - Where To Go On Weekends in Hong Kong?
Want a breath of fresh air? Get out of the malls (I know it's hard because of all the mega mega SALE going on...) and explore Hong Kong's new territories! We absolutely fell in love with Kadoorie park! So easy to go to.. and I don't have to say much. Enjoy the photos, the place is heaven!
Beautiful flowers everywhere!
A treat for nature photographers, with all the cherry blossoms blooming everywhere.
Dewy foliage everywhere we look...
Beautiful rose garden...
... there's an orchid garden and butterfly garden too! Get your zoom and macro lenses clean up and haul them here.
Hello bee...sorry to interrupt your snacking time...
SC & baby M's cactus encounter. It's a great place for kids to explore. Baby M was so happy there despite having to walk a lot. You can bring a stroller too if your kid would sit on it (M won't)
Baby M's favorite character, the owl.
There's a wild boar, and reindeer too... upon seeing the reindeer, baby M broke into a song. Can you guess which song?
There are sections where they grow organic vegetables, fruits, etc...
... and you can buy some produce too!
There's a beautiful beautiful place for you to chill out and eat...
...it serves vegetarian only though. If you can't live without bacon, BYOB then :)
We ordered pumpkin soup (yum), Hong Kong style samosas (yum)...
Omelette with mushrooms and sweetcorn (yum, the sweetcorn so sweet but you gotta season it yourself), and my favorite was this mushrooms and cheese toasties. Yum.
I was intrigued by their orange pancake, so I ordered it... but too bad the pancake's not nice at all T_T
SC had orange juice which was freshly squeezed then and there, and I had a cup of mocha, but I didn't like it.
We had an amazing day, and we'll definitely be back!
Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden
- How to go? Take the MTR West Rail to Kam Sheung Rd Station, and then take the 64K bus (it is quite frequent, and the ride takes about 15 minutes), stop right in front of Kadoorie Farm. So easy!
- The ticket costs HK$20 for adult, free for kids below 3 years old
- Don't go too late, the place is enormous!
- Book the shuttle bus going to the upper side
- If you go with kids or babies that need carrying, after exploring a bit of the lower side, take the shuttle bus to the upper side, but I'd recommend not getting off at the first few stops or the peak. You might have to wait for a long time to get catch the shuttle bus down. We chose to drop off at the owl's sanctuary and it was the perfect distance for us.
- Bring plenty of water and some snacks, we even saw some people bringing in pizza! Hello, picnic!
For more details, check out their website here.