Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of Indian wildlife in their natural habitat

Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of…

South Asia’s most teeming nation is a veritable fusion of attractive places, lush landscapes and an ancient culture steeped in history and rituals. Architectural masterpieces of historic dynasties dot various states. India’s rich heritage together with its flourishing bio diversity showcases the beauty of the country. The city of Hyderabad offe…
Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along the Captivating Kerala Backwaters

Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along t…

Often called the Asian equivalent of the American Bayou, the Kerala backwaters are an expansive network of intricate waterways that include five lakes, forty rivers and a host of canals that span half the length of its home state. Stretching across over 900km the labyrinth of lakes, rivers, inlets and creeks form a truly magnificent eco system and …
Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of wonders

Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of…

Positioned just a short drive away from the beautiful Whitley Bay, the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium is ideally located in the North East coastal city of Tynemouth. It is a great place to discover how life goes on under the ocean. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a modern aquarium showcasing marine life in a new and exciting way. It has been designed and …
Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in Male

Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in M…

  No one would think that the decorative specs on the Indian Ocean would on close scrutiny turn out to be such resplendent islands full of tourist attractions. However, that is precisely what the Maldives is like. It has over twenty six tiny atolls or islands, which are governed separately but are a cohesive part of Maldives. Most of the festi…
Medical Tourism – Dental Care & Dentists in Bohput

Medical Tourism – Dental Care …

The Thai island of Koh Samui might have garnered a reputation for its idyllic beaches and pristine oceans, but it is also gaining popularity for another feature that is quite unique; medical tourism! Offering reasonably priced and international standard medical care, Koh Samui and such coastal areas as Bohput are also known for their high standards…
Family Travel to Philippines

Family Travel to Philippines…

The multicultural nation of Philippines presents an ideal destination for a family holiday. The suitable areas for families visiting the country include Boracay Island, Central Visayas and the National Capital Region Cebu. You may visit the most popular beach in Boracay, known as the White Beach which is famed for its spectacular sunsets and pristi…

Hyde Park in Sydney – Discovering Australia’s Oldest Park

This urban park, which spans just over sixteen hectares, is nestled among historic landmarks like St. James Church, St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Australian Museum in the heart of central Sydney. Some of the city’s other prominent buildings are also located nearby: Sydney Town Hall, Sydney Tower Eye, Oaks Hyde Park Plaza and Queen Victoria building, to name a few.

Sydney welcomes millions of visitors each year. Whether you are in the city for work or pleasure, look for a nearby hotel, Sydney CBD has just as much to offer the leisure traveller. Hyde Park is the oldest park in the country and certainly warrants a visit. The train brings you right to your destination if you disembark at Museum Station or St. James Station, both are located beneath the park. It is popular with the locals who come here in groups to sunbathe, picnic or get away from the office to spend their lunch hour on a workday. Take a walk down a walkway lined with large shady trees, the park is home to hundreds of them, and benches if you want to stop and watch the world go by.

Park Street runs through the middle of the park and divides the two sections into ‘Hyde Park North’ and ‘Hyde Park South’. Hide Park North is home to several significant works of art namely the Archibald Memorial Fountain, which was commissioned according to the will of J. F. Archibald, founding editor of ‘The Bulletin’ and known for Sydney’s ‘Archibald Prize for Portraits’. It features a bronze sculpture of Apollo who is surrounded by the mythical figures of Diana, Pan and the Minotaur along with horses’ heads tortoises and dolphins. Hyde Park South’s most noteworthy features include the Anzac Memorial and the Pool of Reflection. Hyde Park regularly plays hosts to large city events like the Sydney Food and Wine Fair and parts of Sydney Festival.

Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.


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