The Hong Kong Wetland Park is a wide green area that serves as a tourism facility, promotes the conservation of the species in the zone and supports the education through the observation of species. The construction of the Hong Kong Wetland Park was an initiative of AFDA (Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department) and the HKTB (Hong Kong Tourism Board.) In fact, Hong Kong Wetland Park was created to start an ecological mitigation zone. This magnificent ecological park is situated in Tin Shui Wai in the New Territories.
Its construction begun in 1998 and the project was under the name of International Park and Visitor hub Viability Study. In the year of 2007, the Hong Kong Wetland Park won a prestigious award for excellence in the Asia Pacific Competition. Hong Kong Wetland Park includes several interesting elements such as several exhibition galleries, a small theater, a small souvenir store and an amusing play area where kids learn and have fun at the same time.
Visiting the exhibition galleries is a must because they are focused on different biodiversity topics. These exhibitions show how important is the environmental protection for human beings and our role as principal agents for the protection and conservations of the natural world. In addition, visitors can find an amazing wetland reserve where there are some wonderful animals such as fishes, water birds and other living organisms. There are 10,000 sq meters exactly and more than 50 hectares full of wildlife.
In order to protect the Hong Kong Wetland Park, there are some important codes and rules to follow when we are visiting the park :
- Donít disturb the birds and avoid wearing colorful and bright clothes.
- Avoid touching the plants and animals.
- Donít speak during the guide sessions.
- Donít smoke.
- Donít feed the animals.
- Don't litter.
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