Hong Kong Wetland Park
Basic Facts of the Hong Kong Wetland Park
Chinese Name: 香港湿地公园 Pronunciation: Xiānggăng Shīdì Gōngyuán
Building Time: 1999
Best Visiting Season: All seasons
Occupied Area: About 71,000 square meters
Recommended Time for Visit: 3-4 Hours
Popular Activities: Learning knowledge about wetlands and taking photos of migratory birds.
Address: Wetland Park Road, Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
Building Function: The park was built for residents to relax and for the public to understand the significance of wetland on biodiversity and raise their awareness on the protection of the ecological environment.
Admission Ticket Fee
(18-64 years old)
(3-17 years old)
( 65 years old or above)
Ticket Free of Charge Policy
Children under 3 years old(excluding 3 years) are free for the ticket.
|Number of persons
|50 and above
- Note: The park is closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays).
Introduction to the Hong Kong Wetland Park
The Hong Kong Wetland Park, known as one of the world-class ecology-themed parks with complete facilities, is located at the northern Tin Shui Wai, Yuen Long. The park mainly comprises the Wetland Interactive World, an exhibition hall covering 10,000 square meters, and the wetland conservation area covering about 61,000 square meters.
History of the Hong Kong Wetland Park
The original site of the park is located at an ordinary wetland of Tin Shui Wai. With the acceleration of urbanization around Tin Shui Wai, a large area of precious land was used for developing new cities and towns.
In 1998, to compensate for the ecological environment around Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong Fisheries and Conservation Department and Hong Kong Tourism Board conceived to build a park there as a way to preserve this precious wetland.
In 1999, the park had been under construction with a total investment of HK$500 million. The park was developed for two consecutive periods. The first exhibition hall was completed and opened in December 2000, and later the second exhibition hall was finished on May 20, 2006, and was opened to the public as well.
Must-visit Highlights at the Hong Kong Wetland Park
Pui Pui’s Home
Pui Pui’s Home
On November 2nd, 2003, a crocodile, 1.75 meters long and 19.75 kg, was discovered by a villager in Shan Pui River. However, nobody knew where it came from. After being caught, the crocodile was named Pui Pui (meaning precious) and sent to the Wetland Park to protect. The staff have been taking good care of Pui Pui and provided a shelter, Pui Pui’s Home, for her as she has been considered as a precious star crocodile. When you visit Pui Pui’s Home, you may see the naughty girl is playing happily there!
Butterflies in Butterfly Garden
The Butterfly Garden, covering 2,000 square meters, serves as the best place for visitors to closely observe butterflies and for photographers to take good pictures. Various kinds of plants have been planted there to attract butterflies. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery on sunny days.
There are three places in the park for visitors to observe various species of birds and their habitats. They are Riverside Hide, Fishpond Hide, and Mudflat Hide. Telescopes are provided at each observation site.
During the visit to the Wetland Park, please do not touch wild birds, their excreta, or their feathers. If you touch it accidentally, please clean your hands thoroughly with soap or disinfectant.
If you find dead or injured birds or wild bird corpses, please report to the staff in the park. They will collect them for laboratory testing.
Suggested Travel Route
Enter from the Visitor Center → Viewing Gallery → Theater Film Show → Wetland Reserve → Pui Pui’s Home → Wetland Discovery Centre → Butterfly Garden → Exit from the Visitor Center
How to Get to the Hong Kong Wetland Park
Take bus 618 (minibus), 967, 276B, or E34A (public bus), and get off at Wetland Park Station.
By Light Rail
Take LRT 705 to get off at Wetland Park Station.
Chinese: 请带我去香港湿地公园。English: Please take me to the Hong Kong Wetland Park.
Chinese: 请带我去香港湿地公园西南门。English: Please take me to the Southwest Gate of the Hong Kong Wetland Park.
If you go to the Hong Kong Wetland Park from the Central Ferry Piers, it takes about 40 minutes (about HK$360).
If you go to the Hong Kong Wetland Park from Hong Kong International Airport, it takes about 40 minutes (about HK$400).
If you go to the Hong Kong Wetland Park from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, it takes about 30 minutes (about HK$320).
Hong Kong Wetland Park
authorName23242: Jingwen Wu
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