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  • Day2

    Kew Gardens

    September 25, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    This is one of the largest botanical gardens in the world. Known for its variety of floral species. Also famous currently is their bee exhibition known as "The Hive". Some tropical greenhouses are open for viewing but didn't interest me much as palm and rubber trees are native to Malaysia.

    I managed to take many pictures of plants I have never seen before. I have to say, I love the photo quality of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Made me feel like I had a DSLR camera.

    One of the attractions that interests me the most was the treetop walkway. Located about 5 storeys high, this place makes you feel like you are one with the trees. The view is spectacular.

    There is also a bamboo forest here. Makes you feel like a damn panda when you walk through it. Since we are on the topic of oriental stuff, there is also a pagoda in this garden. Apparently its been there since the 1800 or something and has been reconstructed over the ages in order to keep it standing.

    A number of different species of ducks and birds were spotted too as there is quite a bit of ponds and lakes here. Oh, and how can I forget, the squirrels. Friendly little creatures they are. Or rather, greedy and hungry for food. They come running to you if you put a hand out. They think you are giving them food.

    And enjoyable experience. To me, Kew Gardens is a must go if you are one with nature. Just that transport there is a bit of a hassle, if you are based in Central London.
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