While the Netherlands may be famous for its tulips, did you know that Sai Kung has its own tulip farm? Tucked away in Pak Lap Village, you’ll find fields of tulips, that will transport you to the lush landscapes of Holland.
The farm is divided into two colour coded sections, the first is purple and orange and the second consists of white, yellow and pink tulips.
Over the past few months the farm has become a popular place for photographers and city-dwellers to take a break and capture the garden’s beauty.
In January, landscaping company Riverside Garden imported over 270,000 tulips from Holland to Hong Kong. With the tulips adapting to Hong Kong’s climate, they have begun to grow naturally in the field and are no longer imported.
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Located in Sai Kung Country Park, Pak Lap Village is over 300 years-old. Abandoned in the early 19th century, the village has come back to life with many companies interested in turning the location into a holiday resort. The tulip garden is one of the many attempts to utilise this small town.
With Pak Lap Wan Bay in close proximity to the village, many people have compared it to Hong Kong Island’s seafront village Shek O, with its recently refurbished, multi-coloured houses. A range of watersporting activities including windsurfing and canoeing are also available around the Bay.
The best way to get to Pak Lap Village is by taxi from Sai Kung Town. On Sundays and public holidays, you can also take minibus 9A from Pak Tam Chung to the entrance of the village. From there, it’s a 15-minute walk to the tulip garden.
Usually tulips bloom for seven to 12 days, so be sure to check they’re in season before making the journey
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