Men play chess in a Chinese-style pavilion in King George V Memorial Park, Kowloon. It is one of two parks named after the British monarch in Hong Kong. Photo: Christopher DeWolf

Places for the people: King George V parks a Hong Kong legacy full of colour – and worth a detour to visit

  • The King George V Memorial Parks in Jordan and Sai Ying Pun provide a welcome splash of greenery in two dense urban areas that have too few of them
  • Built either side of World War II, the twin parks’ sports pitches are always busy, and their buildings and walls among the oldest in ever changing Hong Kong
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Men play chess in a Chinese-style pavilion in King George V Memorial Park, Kowloon. It is one of two parks named after the British monarch in Hong Kong. Photo: Christopher DeWolf
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