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Mei Foo (Lai Chi Kok)

Mei Foo (Lai Chi Kok)

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Lai Chi Kok is the dividing point between Kowloon and the New Territories, located north of Boundary Street. At the beginning of the 20th century, Mobil built an oil depot in Lai Chi Kok, which was later converted into Mei Foo Sun Chuen. The surrounding area was also named Mei Foo. After the land reclamation in the 1980s, the reclaimed land became the present Lai Chi Kok Park area. This featured route will centre on Lai Chi Kok Park and introduce the scenic spots of Mei Foo.

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MTR (Tsuen Wan Line)/(Tuen Ma Line)
Mei Foo Station


Mei Foo Bus Terminus

(Mei Foo Public Transport Interchange)


Exit E (lift to/from the ground)

Exit D & F (with ramps)


Multiple bus routes, with low-floor buses and wheelchair waiting area


Lift at Exit E to reach the ground level

Lift at Exit D to reach the ground level and ramp to leave


Lai Chi Kok Park



Leaving from Exit D or E of the Mei Foo Station, you will come to the north entrance of Lai Chi Kok Park. You may walk around the L-shaped Lai Chi Kok Park. With an area of 17.65 hectares, Lai Chi Kok Park is the largest park in Kowloon. It has been built in 3 stages. The facilities include soccer pitches, gardens, playgrounds, tennis courts, gateball courts, basketball courts, an inline roller skating rink, and jogging trails. There are also a swimming pool and a sports centre nearby. Therefore, it is suitable for visitors with various needs.


Alice's Secret Garden, known as Little Greek Garden, has been built in the European style. The small white house mainly in blue and white with the Greek style attracts many visitors to make a special trip to take pictures.   →


In addition, different types of flowers bloom in different seasons in the garden. For example, you can see vibrant sunflowers in summer and may enjoy the red leaves of Formosan gum trees in autumn and winter. It is worth paying a visit and taking pictures.   ↓




Easy-to-Reach Index: star star star star star   
Barrier Free Index: star star star star star  
Recommendation Index: star star star star         

Tour Time: Approx 2 hours


Short comment: As the largest park in Kowloon, taking a brisk walk in Lai Chi Kok Park can fill your afternoon. The spacious passages and adequate barrier-free facilities cater to the needs of the disabled. Transport services nearby such as MTR and buses are quite convenient as they are right beside the park. There are a number of accessible toilets in the park, but the fly in the ointment is that buckets were once found in some toilets blocking access of wheelchairs.



It should be noted that although it is called Lai Chi Kok Park, if you want to go there by MTR, you'll need to alight at the Mei Foo Station.




For more information on the distribution of facilities in Lai Chi Kok Park, please refer to the link below:





Distribution of Park Facilities

Park area

Main facilities Opening hours 

Stage I

Hard-surfaced soccer pitch [1]

Chinese-style garden (imperial garden) [1]

Podium garden [1]

Children's playground [2]

Toddler's playground [1]

Fitness station [1]

Chess table [4]

Fee parking [1] [including 1 designated disabled parking space]
24 hours

Stage II

Tennis court [5] 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Chess table [4] 24 hours

Stage III


Gateball court [2]

Hard-surfaced soccer pitch [1]

Basketball cum volleyball court [2]

Inline roller skating rink [1]

Theme garden: Lingnan Garden [1]
7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Skatepark [1] 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Children's playground [2]

Jogging trail [2]

Fitness station [6]

Qualiwalk trail [2]

Amphitheatre with a Spectator Stand of 200 seats [1]

24 hours


Enquiries: 2307 0429

Website of the park: https://www.lcsd.gov.hk/tc/parks/lckp/index.html


Address: No.1 Lai Wan Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon

Lingnan Garden

Lingnan Garden is situated in Stage III of Lai Chi Kok Park and covers an area of 12,500 square metres. Featuring a traditional Lingnan style, the garden is divided into 10 scenic spots, including "an auspicious phoenix motif", "a view of stones like a group of stars inviting the moon", "a bridge- and boat-shaped corridor", "a water-moon blending pavilion", "a cloud-watching and moon-chasing structure", "a chess pavilion with an endgame", "a stream with moonlight reflections", "a green field at the north gate", "a pebble walking trail for good health", and "a pavilion inspiring a tranquil state of mind".


The Chinese-style landscape in the garden is modelled on the traditional layout of courtyards and winding corridors. Ornaments of the garden include rockeries, zigzag bridges, and ponds, all of which are reasonably arranged to embellish the scenery of Lingnan Garden.


Easy-to-Reach Index: star star star star star   
Barrier Free Index: star star star star star  
Recommendation Index: star star star star         

Tour Time: Approx 30 minutes




Short comment: Lingnan Garden boasts a Chinese-style landscape that is rarely seen in the urban area. You can stroll along the zigzag bridges and winding corridors and enjoy the tranquillity of nature. Most of the passages are flat with no steps. Unfortunately, there are steps in some pavilions. Wheelchair users cannot enter the pavilions to enjoy the pond views in the pavilions.


Address: Lai Chi Kok Park (Stage III), No.1 Lai Wan Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon

Jao Tsung-I Academy

Jao Tsung-I Academy, located at the former Lai Chi Kok Hospital, used to be a quarantine station, a prison, a hospital for infectious diseases, and a psychiatric rehabilitation centre. It is now a Grade III historic building. In 2009, revitalization began. The works were completed and opened to the public in stages from 2012 to 2014. In honour of Professor Jao Tsung-I, a master of Chinese studies, it was renamed Jao Tsung-I Academy, with the goals of inheriting Chinese culture, promoting cultural exchanges, and contributing to society.


The Gallery mainly exhibits the works of Professor Jao Tsung-I, including calligraphy, painting, and academic works. The Heritage Hall mainly introduces the history of the former Lai Chi Kok Hospital. It also introduces the architectural features and revitalization process of the Academy.


Various activities, lectures, and workshops are held in the Academy from time to time to introduce traditional culture.




The most convenient way to get there is to take a bus and alight at the Jao Tsung-I Academy stop (please refer to the table below).

Bus routes

Origin stop← →Terminal

Alighting stop



Olympic Station Bus Terminus← →Shek Lei (Tai Loong Street) (towards the direction of Shek Lei only)

Jao Tsung-I Academy


Olympic Station Bus Terminus← →Tsuen Wan (Shek Wai Kok) (towards the direction of Tsuen Wan only)


Tsim Sha Tsui East← →Kwai Chung (On Yam Estate) (towards the direction of Kwai Chung only)


Jordan (West Kowloon Station)← →Lei Muk Shue (towards the direction of Lei Muk Shue only)


Tsuen Wan (Belvedere Garden)← →Laguna City (towards the direction of Laguna City only)


Hin Keng← →Sham Shui Po (Circular)



If you go to Jao Tsung-I Academy from the MTR Mei Foo Station (follow the 1 yellow route on the map), first go eastward through Mount Sterling Mall in Mei Foo Sun Chuen, cross Mei Lai Road and then walk 50 metres along Cheung Sha Wan Road. Take the lift and follow the signs until you cross the pedestrian overpass.



If you go to Jao Tsung-I Academy from Lai Chi Kok Park (follow the 2 blue route on the map), first pass through Mei Foo Sun Chuen and reach the crossing next to Exit A of the Mei Foo Station, and then cross the road to the Mei Foo Bus Terminus under the bridge. Take the lift to reach the pedestrian overpass and follow the signs to the Academy.


(4) If you go to Jao Tsung-I Academy from the exit near Manhattan Hill east of Lai Chi Kok Park (follow the ❸ red route on the map), go northward along Po Lun Street after leaving the park to the intersection of Yuet Lun Street (diagonally opposite a fire station). Take the lift inside the building to reach the pedestrian overpass and follow the signs to the Academy.


However, the lack of direction signs and maps in Mei Foo Sun Chuen makes it difficult to find the right way. In addition, the location is relatively remote so it is a challenge to attract visitors.


Easy-to-Reach Index: star star     
Barrier Free Index: star star    
Recommendation Index: star          

Tour Time: Approx 2 hours



Short comment: 

The Jao Tsung-I Academy compound covers an area of approximately 32,000 square metres and is divided into the upper, middle, and lower zones. Specifically, the Upper Zone is a characteristic heritage inn, the Middle Zone comprises six main buildings which house the Exhibition Halls, Theatre, and Restaurant, among others, and the Gallery and Heritage Hall are located in the Lower Zone. The zones are connected by stairs and lifts, but the locations of the lifts are relatively remote and there is no clear sign indicating the locations of the lifts. Nevertheless, a number of ramps are available in the Academy, in addition to a number of accessible toilets, all of which meet the design requirements. However, on the road connecting the Upper Zone and the Middle Zone, one must climb up a very steep ramp after exiting the lift to reach the Upper Zone. Wheelchairs can barely pass through and tend to roll over.


Jao Tsung-I Academy mainly introduces the works of Professor Jao Tsung-I, traditional Chinese culture, and the history of the Academy. Due to its long history, the interior space cannot be modified and the entrances of the Exhibition Halls remain old-style double doors. It is difficult for wheelchair users to open both door leaves at the same time. Besides, the passages of some Exhibition Halls are also quite narrow and wheelchairs can barely pass through.



Main facilities

Opening hours

Outdoor areas

Lower Zone: Monday – Sunday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Middle Zone: Monday – Sunday: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Permanent exhibitions, Gallery, Lower Zone

Tuesday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

(Closed on Mondays, except public holidays )

Permanent exhibitions, Heritage Hall, Lower Zone

Tuesday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

(Closed on Mondays, except public holidays )

"The Vivid World of Chinese Characters" exhibition, upper floor of Block F, Middle Zone

Tuesday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

(Closed on Mondays, except public holidays )

Reception of Heritage Lodge, Block C, Upper Zone

24-hour services


Address: No.800 Castle Peak Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon

Parking Spaces Designated for the Disabled

Lai Chi Kok Park   Lai Wan Road N/B, Lai Chi Kok x 1
      pen-air car park x 1 (parking fee)
  Jao Tsung-I Academy   Outside Jao Tsung-I Academy x 1
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