Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hong Kong Victoria Park

In about an hour's time, it's going to be Chinese New Year - Year of the Ox. One of the traditions in Hong Kong is going to buy flowers at the year-end flower market. These temporary flower markets usually start doing business about a week ahead of the New Year. The largest flower market is at the Victoria Park, right next to the shopping area of downtwon Causeway Bay.

If you happen to travel Hong Kong during Chinese New Year, make sure to visit the Victoria Park, enjoy and share the fun at the flower market.

Here are the photos I took yesterday at Victoria Park flower market.

Tao Hua
A must at Chinese New Year Tao Hua
These are super stars at the flower market
Tao hua implies lots of business or romance 5 Generations
Implies 'peace' throughout the yearNarcissus

Chinese love 'red' in general
During the New Year, red flowers are highly sought after

Other than flowers, there are plenty of Ox stuff

Anna embedded in tangerines
Victoria Park Travel Information:
MTR Tin Hau Station (Hing Fat Street Exit)
Tram stops at main entrance (opposite to Central Library)
Bus 5, 10, 23, 102 and plenty others
Admission: Free

Victoria Park Nearby Hotels
Park Lane - on the opposite, overlooking the park
Excelsior - a Mandarin Oriental hotel, 3-minute walk to the park
Rosedale - on the opposite, overlooking the park
L'hotel - on the opposite, overlooking the park
Hong Kong Travel Blog - Victoria Park

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