The exceeding liveliness of Hong Kong can at times be a little overwhelming. With an unbelievable amount of delightful things to do this little city is definitely going to keep visitors on their toes, especially if one heads down to the packed streets in search of first hand Hong Kong experiences. Every little nook, and at every turn, a treasure is in store for the Hong Kong tourist, and the best part is that everybody is assured of a piece of paradise.
Most visit Hong Kong to just explore its lively streets, but for those seeking relaxation this destination also features beaches, mountains and most importantly a nature reserve. Known as the Tai Po Kau Forest Reserve, this reserve is a result of Hong Kong's proud reforestation efforts.
Head away from the bustle of the city, digress from the road between Kowloon and Tai Po, and move into the valley which approaches the eastern climb of Tai Mo Shan. It is a bit of a climb but visitors are assured of being greeted with creepers, shrubs, trees, wild orchids and butterflies, all making an interesting spectrum of colour.
This extensive 460 hectares of woodland are home to a range of plants, birds, butterflies and other animals making a walk through it quiet, relaxing and enjoyable. The endless canopy of green speckled with the colours of the various butterflies, birds and flowers is definitely an exciting encounter with nature which assures a trip worth the effort, especially so if one is lucky enough to glimpse of one of the elusive mammals residing in the reserve.
A special feature for the nature buff, the Kerry Lake Egret Nature Park is only about a kilometre away from the entrance of the Tai Po Kau Forest Reserve and the Museum of Ethnology is also close by.
Tourists to this Southeast Asian city are assured of hospitality and comfort; hotels in Hong Kong range from easy on the purse comfortable lodgings to extremely luxurious accommodations. The Eaton Hotel Hong Kong affords comfort as well as luxury and its superb location close to the city centre provides its guests with easy access to Hong Kong bars, restaurants, exotic nightlife and other attractions.
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