Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lions Nature Education Centre - 獅子會自然教育中心

Location: Sai Kung, Kowloon

The Lions Nature Education Centre showcases the very best of Sai Kung's natural charms. Opened in 1991 as a joint venture between the then Agriculture and Fisheries Department and the Lions Club of Hong Kong and Macau to help promote environmental protection.

The centre features a little of almost everything rural to be found in Hong Kong and is a popular destination for school and club outings.

The centre also has a number of permanent indoor exhibitions. Three are devoted to Hong Kong's fishing and farming industry and protected natural areas. The Shell House contains an impressive collection of shells, many of which are no longer to be found in Hong Kong waters.

Sunday morning visitors can pick up homegrown organic produce sold in a mini market on the grounds. Any day of the week one can drop by the centre's cafe, which is run by employees with hearing disabilities, and enjoy a stunning panorama over the countryside up to Pyramid Hill and Ma On Shan.

Travel Information
Transportation: MTR Diamond Hill Station, change to bus 92, get off at Pak Kong Station. The Centre is just opposite.
Admission: Free
Opening Hour: 09:30 - 17:00 / Exhibition Halls: 09:30 - 16:30 (Close on Tuseday)
Closed on Tuesdays and the first two days of the Chinese New Year.
Suggested time of visit: Two hours

Photo Album
For myself, I find the Shells and Agricultural Plantation most interesting and spend most of time there. Many the vegetables, I have only seen them on dining tables, but never in a field. Here they are - see my photo album.

Hong Kong Travel Blog - Lions Nature Education Centre

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