Set just next to Hong Kong’s tallest mountain, overlooking the new territories as far as Shenzhen are the Kadoorie Farm & Botanical Gardens. It’s a gorgeous little spot and it’s very well done, with beautiful gardens, a small animal collection to get the kids excited and a terrific guided bus tour that takes you all the way to the top where you’ll enjoy some of the best scenic mountain views of Hong Kong (price – 10HK$).
Need panorama to get the feel of things? Got a few for you…
The project itself dates back to 1956 and was setup to help the local farmers in improving farming techniques. The farms are set all across a mountain side down to the valley, surrounded by woods and natural scenery.
I’m guessing more for the kids, you can find a small zoo there with some of the regional (?) wildlife.
If you’re into hiking, Hong Kong’s one and only waterfall is in the area – Ng Tung Chai Waterfall, which I hope to come back and visit. More on the Kadoorie farm and the nearby waterfall here :
- Waterfall Walk – Ng Tung Chai and Kadoorie Farm
- Hong Kong Outdoors – Kadoorie Farm
- Hong Kong Outdoors – Ng Tung Chai
- Ng Tung Chai Waterfalls
- Ng Tung Chai Waterfall – Tai Mo Shan Park