Beyond, and above, the impressive collections of tulips inside the Keukenhof gardens outside Amsterdam were splendid trees, such as this rather distinct Beech (Fagus).
I have to confess I’m not 100% sure this is indeed a Beech, but the smooth gray bark plus its similarities to other, more obvious, Beech trees in the vicinity led to my somewhat educated guess.
What makes this particular Beech stand out is its twisting form. For most examples of the specie, the trunk is straight and erect, as opposed to the withing organic statue of this individual.
As far as I know, Beech trees are not present in Hong Kong, at least I haven’t come across one.