Like many of Hong Kong’s farms, Kadoorie has plenty to see: a wildlife sanctuary housing little deer, squirrels, bats and Scar − the happiest, most hirsute wild boar in Hong Kong. It also has a handicraft centre where kids can sit and paint pinecone animals for hours, as well as endless rows of greenhouses filled with flowers and succulents. Animal lovers will not be disappointed with a pond of bright pink flamingos, amphibian and reptile houses and one very brazen whistling parrot. In fact, everywhere you turn in this green, terraced maze holds a new discovery. What sets Kadoorie Farm apart, besides its enormous size, is its commitment to educating folk about sustainable agriculture. Every pen, pond and patch is accompanied by charming signs explaining agricultural techniques like crop diversification and natural fertiliser. It’s ‘edutainment’ at its best. Daily 9.30am-5pm (last entry at 4pm), $10.
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Lam Kam Road
Tai Po, New Territories