17th April, 2016
As Sally and I love animals and a good hike, we paid a visit to the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) one Sunday way back in April.
The Farm was established in 1956 to provide agricultural aid to farmers in need of support to help them lead independent lives. Today, KFBG promotes the conservation of biodiversity in Hong Kong and South China, along with sustainable agriculture and creative nature education.
Our first stop was The Sun Garden Café for a delicious, organic, vegetarian lunch.
We shared a mushroom soup, cheese and mushroom toastie, veggie pizza and chunky wedges, all washed down with frothy mugs of freshly-squeezed orange juices.
After lunch, we visited the animals.
I didn’t actually take any photos of the animals on this trip but here are a few snaps from previous visits.
Most of the animals here have either been confiscated from illegal traders by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department or rescued by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals after being reported by the public.
Everything is very well sign-posted to ensure a better understanding of the threats to survival facing many of the plants and animals living here, along with what you can do to prevent their destruction.
Having checked out all the animals, we continued our hike to the top.
Taking a couple of sexy (*sweaty) selfies on the way…
KFGB is located on the northern slopes and foothills of Hong Kong’s highest mountain – Tai Mo Shan.
I BLOODY LOVE HIKING!
There are two different routes that you can take depending on what you would like to see at your final destination.
This time, we visited the Kadoorie Brothers’ and T.S Woo Memorial Pavillion.
Previously, Ry and I checked out the Kwun Yum statue but it was disappointingly petite, let’s say.
Celebratory song and dance when we reached the top!
Unfortunately, the views were covered in a thick layer of mist but it was still a fun yet challenging hike.
You know what they say; “It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.”
Once we had made our way back down to the bottom with very achy feet, we took the MTR over the Sham Shui Po to try the famous cheung fun (rice rolls) at Hop Yik Tai.
As we were rather peckish, we also ordered some fish-balls, white radish and pig skin which were all pretty good but the silky cheung fun was the definite winner!
After our starter, we had dinner at a Chinese restaurant nearby but the food wasn’t great so I didn’t bother taking a photo.
Nevertheless, it was a Sunday well spent! ❤