Three Serene Locales to Relax in Hong Kong

By Phineas Upham

Hong Kong is an amazing location, surrounded by natural beauty. The city offers plenty of modern comforts, but truly serene life awaits you just off the beaten path. From gardens to gorgeous temples, these sites are tranquil little slices of paradise.

Hong Kong Wetland Park

Created in 1998, the Hong Kong Wetland Park is designed to be both a conservancy and a garden paradise. China built the grounds at the beginning of a financial explosion that would propel the populace well into this century, and the island wanted a fitting tourist attraction. The government built themed exhibition areas, including quarters for a crocodile. Pui Pui is the apple of China’s eye, and is almost always on public display, where people can observe the crocodile enjoying a healthy habitat.

The Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

More than a thousand species of plants cover the landscape of the gardens. A bamboo garden on the grounds grows roughly 20 species, while a nearby Magnolia garden grows five species. The grounds also contain a greenhouse, housing several species of orchids and ferns, as well as bromeliads and vines.

The area also has several exotic animals on the grounds, which are viewable by the public.

Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak offers stunning views of the most interesting parts of the city. If you happen to find yourself in Hong Kong, it’s worth checking out the state parks in the area. The very top of the mountain is not accessible to the public, but plenty of stunning views await those with the stamina to hike and the curiosity to find them.

About the Author: Phineas Upham is an investor at a family office/ hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media and Telecom group. You may contact Phin on his Phineas Upham website or Facebook page.