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Hong Kong

Stop 13 - Hong Kong


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Our next, and final Chinese stop for a while, was the metropolis of Hong Kong. We arrived on the metro from the mainland Chinese city of Shenzhen, which was surprisingly easy. Our arrival coincided with that of Hong Kong's first typhoon of the season, meaning our evening was spent sat in our windowless box room eating skittles.

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The next day, after sheltering from the tailend of the storm in the (very good) Hong Kong Science Museum we took the famous Star Ferry across the harbour to Hong Kong island. There we took the tram up The Peak and walked back down, enjoying cloudy but impressive views.

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We then visited the atmospheric Man Mo temple and strolled through Central, craning our necks at the buildings before meeting a friend for a delicious dinner.

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The next day we took a trip out of the city to Lantau Island, to pay a visit to the big Buddha built in 1993. He really is quite mind bogglingly large. The neighboring monestary and veggie cafe were also pretty great.

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We headed back to the city to the Nan Lian Gardens - a peaceful oasis amongst the craziness of the city. There were however some rather over zealous security guys who shouted at a poor teenage tourist for breaking the 'no jumping' rule...

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After a fun few days our last evening was spent wondering around the TST premonade admiring the spectacular skyline.

Posted by Chloemillen92 09:13 Archived in Hong Kong Tagged typhoon hong_kong merbok Comments (1)

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