Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Hong Kong!

As my mother is Chinese and grew up in Hong Kong, I travel there fairly regularly considering it is half way across the world. Often we stay in Shatin to be close to family members, however on this visit we stayed on Hong Kong Island, overlooking Happy Valley race course, allowing us to explore Hong Kong Island more than usual. Despite the numerous meals out with friends and family, we still managed to see a lot of the sights that Hong Kong has to offer. For those who haven't been I can definitely recommend a trip to Lantau Island, taking the cable car up to see the Big Buddha and eat a feast of monk friendly vegetarian food before taking a boat trip in Tai O to see a fishing village built on stilts. Also take the Star ferry between Central (on Hong Kong Island) and Tsim Sha Tsui to have great views of both sides of Victoria Harbour and most importantly eat lots of Dim Sum!

The Big Buddha in Lantau Island.

The stilt houses and draw bridge in the fishing village of Tai O on Lantau Island.

We were lucky enough to have members only passes for Happy Valley RaceCourse.
(Thanks to Grandad and his friends!)

The finishing line at Happy Valley RaceCourse.

Boats in the harbour at Cheung Chau.

Preparing the buns for the Cheung Chau Bun festival.
(These will later be attached to Bamboo scaffold towers for participants to climb up!)

A view of Hong Kong Island from the Broad Walk in  Tsim Sha Tsui.

We were very lucky to have a clear night when we visited Victoria Peak for views over Hong Kong Island and across the harbour to Tsim Sha Tsui.

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